A Discovery Girls Giveaway (Closed)

At the risk of dating myself, I can tell you that the walls of the girlish bedroom of my youth were bedazzled with all manner of centerfolds from the likes of magazinesfrom the 1960’s version of “16” and Tiger Beat.  Since my mother was reticent to let me peruse the pages of her beloved Woman’s Day, the teeny bopper rags were the only magazine reading material that I was able to lay my hands on.

As you all know, I am always on the hunt for good reading material for my tween daughters.  I was recently introduced to a company called Discovery Girls.  They put out a magazine that is geared to girls ages 8 and up.  The content is driven by those questions that only the tween girls can pose.  Like how to deal with life’s most embarrassing moments.

Come to think of it, maybe I need a little advice on that topic as well.

Anyhoo.  They feature real girls on the covers, not celebrities, and each month, Discovery Girls chooses 12 girls from a specific state to inspire their readers.

Discovery Girls has also published a Fab Girls Guide, which is a 4-book set that includes Friendship Hardship, Getting Through Tough Times, Getting Your Questions Answered, and Sticky Situations.  If you purchase all four, the set runs $29.95 (with no shipping fees).  This applies to U.S. shipping addresses only.

We received two issues of the magazine and a copy of Sticky Situations.  Both of my girls squirreled them off to their room and devoured them.  I love that both the book and the articles are written from a young girl’s perspective.  My 9 year old has particularly enjoyed reading about how to handle the horrors of body perspiration, and other burning topics.

The magazines also cover widespread topics like fashion, gift ideas, EMOTIONS, and cultivating friendships. All in a language that a tween girl can understand.  A subscription runs $24.95 for 6 issues plus a Super-Sized Collector’s Edition.

This is a wonderful addition to our reading library.

 

A Giveaway!

Discovery Girls is offering one of my readers an opportunity to experience Discover Girls.  They are donating the following for this giveaway:

  • 1 year subscription to the magazine (a $20 value)
  • 1 set of the Fab Girls Guide To books (a $40.00 value)
  • The Special Collector’s edition (a $10 value)

To win, all you have to do is visit Discovery Girls, and tell me what appeals to you about the website! Then come back here and leave your answer in the comments on this post.

The Rules:

  • One entry per person.
  • This giveaway is open to U.S. residents age 18 or over.
  • Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
  • You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

I will keep comments open until Saturday, June 11th, at 9:00 PM, EST.

 

 

This post was written for Discovery Girls who provided the items for review and the giveaway.  The honest opinion expressed in this review is my own.

Comments are now closed.

June 7, 2011

28 Responses to A Discovery Girls Giveaway (Closed)

  • I love that it is bright and colorful and easy to get around. A great way to spend a night with insomnia. Ughhhh!

  • looks like a fun magazine for my almost to be 11 year old!

  • Hi DD! I just ran out of this subscription – Cori loves it! I liked the Fashion/Beauty link bc ‘tweens’ need to look and dress and live their age!
    Thanks!

    Sue-B …>

  • This looks like something my 9 year old would love! I love that it has real people on the cover instead of stars that are not always positive role models.

  • I like the fashion/beauty link… so much more realistic info than most magazines for tweens, that seem to encourage them to grow up too fast!

  • I like the Speak Out section on the website!

  • I love that the magazine uses “real” girls… a way for our girls to look in a magazine, and see themselves… and see that they are perfect just the way God made them… and not see something that they feel they need to change to become “perfect” – And with three girls in my home, my oldest being 8-1/2… we’re just getting into this, and this looks like a good start!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • I too was a fan of 17 magazine and such. I really like that, at least on their website, there aren’t half-dressed men and lots of advice on boys, dating, being sexy, etc. Also, all the girls were fully dressed on the site! Another plus! I know I sound like a grandma, but I hate that there are so few choices for little girls about just being girls and not trying to make them “grown up”.

  • With 3 girls, 12, 8, and 6 this would be a fabulous resource!

  • My 8 year old daughter and I checked out the website together. I like that there are ranges of tabs for the different interests. What most appealed to her were the stories and embarrassing moments. It’s easy to relate to those things.

    Most importantly, the articles seem to be about empowering girls to be individual, not about being cookie cutter. Great discovery!

  • As a mom of a new 9-year-old, this looks wonderful. I love that the girls all look like my daughter and not some fashion model. The website is bright and colorful. My daughter has enjoyed Highlights magazine the last several years, but I think it’s time to change her to Discovery Girls. Thanks for letting me know about this wonderful magazine.

  • I love that the advice and topics are truly suitable for my 9-year-old, not focused on celebrities and boyfriends and makeup, bur rather on character and having a good self esteem no matter who you are! I especially liked the Advice section – written and presented in a way that is attractive for young girls!

  • I like that the focus does not appear to be on relationships with boys (although I am curious to see how the readers respond to The Great Debate question: Are tween girls too young for boyfriends?)

  • I like that the girls are dressed modestly and the focus doesn’t appear to be on boys!

  • I love this magazine for my tween daughter! It is so hard to find something I feel comfortable letting her read. 😉 I love the advice part of the site and the way it is laid out too.

  • My daughter will really benefit from the advice this gives her.

  • I have a 9-year old who could definitely benefit from some encouragement in the hygiene and fashion departments from someone other than her mom. 😉 I like the look of the site and that there is lots of different areas to visit.

  • I have four children, three of whom are girls, and two of whom are tweens. Oh, how I would LOVE to win this material. Pick me, pick me. 🙂

  • This would be awesome for my almost-10-year-old! I like the website and it’s ease of navigation, but what really hit home was it’s ability to bring certain topics to the forefront of our daily discussions. There are many things that I don’t think to talk about, but know that these discussions would grow our relationship.

  • What a cute magazine! I like their Creative Caption section.

  • I think my 8 year old would like this!

    What I actually noticed on the website is the tone of it. Your mother is a valuable part of your life and not someone draining it of All the Fun. LOVE. Since that’s what I feared most about having girls. AND NOW I HAVE THREE OF THEM.

  • I love the “fun stuff” tab and that part of their mission is to encourage girls to love all that they are – so important to instill this belief in themselves from an early age.

  • I think it looks attractive and easy to navigate and has lots of great info. A little old for my 7 year old, but something I’ll keep in mind for her when she’s a bit older.

  • How did I not know about this magazine? I loved the website because I think it is clean, fun information for my tween daughter. I will be introducing her to the site today.

  • Cute site! My tween girl would benefit from the “Hair How-to’s” for sure!

  • What’s not to like? I spent about 30 minutes just looking around the site. The girls in the ads look wholesome, clean, and modestly dressed. You don’t find that in very many places these days. The embarrassing moments segment is relevant and interesting. Nice way to help girls not feel alone when embarrassing things happen. And they do. I liked the Ask Ali part, because it wasn’t condemning, but rather supportive of parental roles. Grown ups make mistakes. It’s nice to see that the advice column is helping girls realize that parents are doing the best they can, while helping girls articulate what they are feeling.
    And, of course, hygiene advice and appropriate beauty advice is always welcome.
    I would love to win a subscription for my daughter!

  • My granddaughter loves this magazine. Her subscription has run out so I would love to win this for her. She is shy and has troble relating to girls and this magazine has help her a great deal.

  • My girls would love this. Thanks for posting this offer.