Pros: Short stories, good for very young children (2 yr old), games, crafts
We started receiving this magazine when my son was just a year old. He loves having stories read to him, and since I had received magazines as a child, I thought it was important for him to receive magazines, as well. I chose Chirp because I had received Owl, the magazine which is two age groups up from Chirp, when I was young. I always looked forward to receiving the next issue.
Now that my son is 2 1/2 years old, he enjoys the magazines much more than when we first started receiving them. We read the issues over and over again, as he continues to choose the old ones as bedtime stories even after receiving a new issue.
Each issue has a "theme" - vacation, hot weather, and construction have been a few of the recent issues. Some of the contents in an issue include: a short rhyming story about siblings Robbie & Emily, a craft idea, another poem or story, a "cartoon strip" type story with Chirp and his friends, and games (including mazes, search and find pages, etc.) Although the crafts are a bit advanced at this point for my son, we are saving the issues and plan to use the ideas when he is ready.