Screen-free school holiday fun for kids, tweens and teens

The following article has been written by the team at Lovatts Media.

There’s no denying that technology is here to stay. From entertainment to education, digital technology plays an integral role in our children’s lives. It offers a quick, easy, and accessible source of entertainment and education, but unfortunately, excessive screen time is fast becoming a top health concern that parents have for their children.

How much screen time is too much? With the school holidays fast approaching, you may be wondering how to maintain a healthy screen use balance and looking for screen-free entertainment ideas.

These school holidays, why not encourage kids to explore their interests and develop a passion for learning and knowledge by keeping them entertained with inspiring and educational special interest magazines. Magazines offer many benefits such as:

  • They are tactile and offer an immersive reading experience

  • Rich in detailed information on topics kids are interested in

  • Highly visual and beautifully designed, amplifying the joy of reading

  • Conveniently portable and can be enjoyed at home, on holidays or anywhere

  • Ideal for achieving a better night’s sleep by avoiding screen light before bedtime

  • And most importantly they are offline!

3 bestselling magazines for kids of all ages

Youth special interest magazines such as Operation Ouch, Puzzles Fun For Kids and Teen Breathe Magazine offer tons of screen-free fun to kids, tweens, and teens. From interesting science projects, hands-on STEM experiments, and crosswords and puzzles to creative arts and crafts activities, fun competitions with great prizes and tips on being their most authentic selves, they’re filled with plenty of ideas, stories, inspiration, and things to do. These magazines, created by Australia’s leading independent wellbeing publisher Lovatts Media, are crafted with the express purpose to entertain young readers, and encourage them to develop a passion for reading and learning in a fun, positive way. Learn more about Lovatts’ bestselling youth magazines below.

1. Operation Ouch Magazine: Perfect for 6- to 12-year-olds

From the award-winning television show, Operation Ouch magazine is a medical comic packed full of interactive puzzles, amazing experiments, and incredible facts about biology and the human body.

Each issue follows the outrageous adventures of everybody’s favourite doctors, twins Dr Chris and Dr Xand van Tulleken, and Dr Ronx as they explore the fascinating worlds of medicine and human biology.

With articles that cover topics like how blood is made and what it does in the body, how feeling scared affects the brain, and the amazing power of muscles, Operation Ouch introduces young readers to the body in an engaging and often hilariously gross way to make learning fun. The intriguing STEM experiments and craft projects allows for hands-on, tactile engagement with science to make what they’re learning tangible and real.

Perfect for kids ages 6 to 12+ who love to learn and do fun experiments and craft projects, Operation Ouch invites young readers to explore how their bodies work and what makes them so amazing.

2. Puzzle Fun For Kids: Perfect for 6- to 12-year-olds

Puzzle Fun For Kids is the perfect magazine for junior puzzle fans aged 6 to 12, with each page offering a different learning adventure. Packed full of crosswords, brainteasers, and wordsearch puzzles, as well as arts and crafts pages, riddles and jokes, and fun prizes to be won, Puzzle Fun For Kids has something for every child.

With bright, colourful illustrations and interesting and intriguing content on every page, junior puzzlers are introduced to the world of crosswords and puzzles in an amusing and age-appropriate way. Plus, the colour-in pages and competitions invite kids to engage directly with the content by creating their own art in a non-judgemental, fun environment.

3. Teen Breathe Magazine: Perfect for 8- to 15-year-olds

Practising mindfulness and learning strategies for improving confidence, resilience, and emotional intelligence has been proven to benefit young people, especially during their often-challenging school years. Teen Breathe, Australia #1 teens’ mindfulness magazine and go-to guide for tween and teens, is crafted to promote mindfulness as the basis for a happier, healthier, more authentic life, and offer young readers the tools they need to develop these integral skills.

With articles covering topics like friendship, mindful movement, healthy eating, positive thinking, and how to care for the environment, Teen Breathe inspires its readers to be mindful in everything they do. Brimming with insightful prompts that will have our teen readers digging a little deeper to discover their unique selves, each issue of Teen Breathe also includes fun arts and crafts projects, recipes, and book reviews.


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