|Einayim (Eyes) is a monthly magazine for
children aged 6-13. The magazine deals with a broad variety of topics that are
of interest to children, and presents them in a creative and challenging
Each issue of Einayim revolves around one central topic and presents
it from various angles using articles, riddles, comics, stories, and creative
projects and activities. Every child can find something of special interest.
Einayim offers children a broad range of high-quality contents,
including various activities and experiences - with particular emphasis placed
on the visual aspects. The magazine stimulates children’s curiosity, encourages
interest in various topics, and provides children with enrichment in areas of
culture, science, art, nature and creativity.
Each issue of Einayim presents individual projects and family
activities. Children love to reread issues again and again, and each time their
interest is rekindled as they recreate the projects inspired by the magazine.
The contents of Einayim are planned, written, and illustrated by
well-known writers, illustrators, photographers, artists, and researchers who
have expertise in their respective areas of knowledge. The contents are
presented in a manner that caters to children and which is intellectually
stimulating. This high quality of contents is emphasized and maintained
throughout all 64 pages of each issue.
relates to its readers as parents relate to their children. The objective
of the magazine is to broaden children’s’ horizons, expose them to new ideas,
and to encourage independent, creative thinking – all within a protected
environment. At a time in which the world is becoming more and more commercial,
Einayim has remained a high-quality, stimulating magazine that appeals
to children and parents who wish to expand horizons, satisfy curiosity, and
explore new ideas. For that reason it does not cater to the low level that is
often mistaken as being preferred by the general audience.
The Einayim staff believes that children and their parents are eager
for high quality educational content, and attempt to provide a high-value and
History of Einayim
is the version for younger children (6-13-year-olds) of the youth magazine
entitled Mishkafayim (Glasses) for youth and adults published by the Israel
Museum. The first issue of Einayim appeared in November of 1994. The founder of
the magazine - Tamir Rauner is its editor. The first three issues of Einayim
were published in cooperation with the youth wing of the Israel Museum. It is
now part of the HaAretz Group. Click here
to view a list of previous issues.
issue of Einayim is the product of extensive thought and hard work.
Comprehensive observation, creative ideas, and flexibility enable change and
development from one issue to another. At the same time, various permanent
sections and features provide consistency and continuity. Some of these
features are based upon children’s activities and interaction between readers
and members of the magazine staff. Children communicate with the magazine staff
through the Internet site.
I have a Riddle
broaden knowledge, stimulate the imagination, and encourage creative
Each issue of Einayim includes riddles based on intellectual visual exercises
pertaining to the central topic. Emphasis is placed on the visual aspects of
the riddle. Drawings, photographs, or illustrations give this section its
special character. The answers to each riddle and the names of readers who
solved them and received prizes appear in the following issue.
With Your Eyes Shut
|In this section there are ten multiple choice questions. A colorful strip above each question alludes to the answer's whereabouts in the issue.
Pand Comic Strip
Pand comic strip presents a series of adventures of a red painted boy named
Pand who was born from a sketch on a paper napkin in Naomi’s coffee house. Pand
has been with us since the first issue of Einayim. The comic strip is created
by Tamir Rauner - editor of Einayim- together with
artist Noam Nadav. In 2006 the adventures of Pand were
compiled and published in a book entitled Pand the Red, published by Kinneret
Eye to Eye – Discussion Groups
Each month the editor of Einayim, Tamir Rauner, meets
with a group of children who are subscribers to Einayim. During this
meeting Tamir conducts a discussion with children about the topic of the
upcoming issue. Participants are able to freely express themselves through
these dialogues. The conversation is published in the issue dealing with the
topic of the conversation, and a photograph of each child appears in the
magazine. Children interested in participating in one of these meetings can
register on the website.
Draw Me a Picture
The “Draw me a Picture” section encourages readers to draw a picture that deals
with the topic of the next issue according to a short description. Readers send
their drawings to the magazine and a selection of drawings is published in the
next issue. Each drawing is accompanied a constructive, critical analysis by
month readers submit photographs that they took that have to do with the
central topic of the current issue. Photos are taken according to guidelines
presented by the head of the section, photographer Tzur Kotzer. Children whose
photographs are published in this selection receive comments, advice, and ideas
from the photographer Tzur Kotzer.
The World Through My Eyes
section offers advice to children combined with a platform for presenting their
Readers can send personal questions to this section. Some of these questions
are published anonymously, and all questions receive a response from Naftally Israeli, Psychologist.
The section also features drawings, stories, and poems sent by readers.
The Unfinished Story
without an ending written by Amit Weisberger appears in each
issue. Readers are invited to submit their own short endings to the story of up
to 50 words. Five of the endings are published in the following issue.
Unfinished Comic Strip
Michelle Kishka writes and draws the beginning of a story in the form of a
comic strip. Readers submit their own continuation of the story. The endings
that were received by the magazine are published in the following issue
together with Michelle Kishka’s comments.
Friends is a section in which children can find pen pals to correspond with on
the Einayim Internet site. Readers who are interested in writing to each other
can join the club and meet new friends in a safe and protected Internet