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Giveaway magazines

Following on from my last post about the children's magazines I got from the giveaway at Stuck-In-A-Book I have now had a chance to raod-test it with my little one. What can I say, it was a resounding success.

I was quite impressed with the quality of the magazine. There are different sections, a story to read aloud, cartoon strips, general knowledge, all in full colour. I loved the tone of the magazine, that was fun throughout and not at all preachy, even in the obviously educating parts.

Special mention here about the animal section. Every issue focusses on a different animal and tells intersting and fun facts about them. All good, but I was very very impressed with the
illustrations. Very realistic!

My daughter was not quite ready for the activities section. Quite understandable, as the magazine is marketed at 3-6 year olds, and at 2.5 years she is much too young for join-the-dots and crack-the-secret-code puzzles. But I imagine that if these are lying around the house, she is likely to attempt them sooner rather than later.

And, last but not least, they came with a CD with an audio of all the stories in the magazines. Perfect to slip into the car CD on long journeys.

I am very tempted to order a subscription to the magazine. If you have small children, do go have a look at Bayard Magazines. They produce magazines suitable for 3 to 12 year olds, so there's something for everyone.

Thank you Simon for a great giveaway.

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