Fortunately, if the child in your life is a sports fan, the perfect gift is only a click away with a subscription to Sports Illustrated Kids, the magazine for boys and girls who love sports.
No matter if your child prefers football or swimming, softball or soccer, Sports Illustrated Kids presents sports the way kids want to read about them: with great action photos, easy-to-read stories about star athletes, helpful instructional tips from the pros, and humor, comics and activities.
As an added bonus to the entertainment factor, SI Kids is a great way to encourage kids to read, and it has won highest honors from the Association of Educational Publishers and the Parents' Choice Award.
So what's new with this already-great magazine? Right now Sports Illustrated Kids is taking nominations for the 2013 SportsKid of the Year!
Does your child have what it takes? SI Kids is looking for kids ages 7 to 15 who demonstrate outstanding sportsmanship through their accomplishments on the field, in their classrooms and in their communities. Simply head over to SIKids.com/skoty by October 7, 2013 to nominate your favorite kid athlete — you never know, they just might be selected!
The lucky winner of the 2013 SportsKid of the Year award will appear on the cover of the December 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated Kids, along with receiving a special SportsKid of the Year jacket and a trip to New York City to accept the award at the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year ceremony.
Pretty nice, right?
If you need a little inspiration (or are like me and simply love a beautiful tale that brings tears to your eyes), then you'll want to take a look at last year's SportsKid of the Year winners, Conner and Cayden Long. You may actually already be familiar with them, as their story went viral across the internet, gaining over one million views to this video and additional national media coverage in just days.
Who's got the tissues? Can you pass me one, please?
If you have a child in your life between 7 and 15 who has a great story of sportsmanship, be sure to nominate them for SportsKid of the Year today!
Plus, be sure to keep Sports Illustrated Kids on your list for upcoming birthdays, holidays and more, as not only is this a creative, entertaining and educational gift, but it is affordable as well! Right now you can give your young sports fan a one year SI Kids subscription in print AND on tablet for only $19.95!
Since 1989, Sports Illustrated Kids has delivered the excitement, passion, and fun of sports to kids, tweens and young teens in an action-oriented, authentic, and interactive style. This fall and beyond, it's time to bring the name that is the authority on kids and sports into your home as well!
Find out more information about SI Kids visit SIKids.com and connect with them on Facebook.
I was provided with a free subscription from Sports Illustrated Kids and Childs Play Communications for my time in writing this post, but all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.