It is no secret that my children love magazines, I’ve written about it on many occasions however I have stopped buying them weekly (this used to be the children’s Friday after school treat) because whenever they choose they opt for the toy they want most and not the magazine they would read.
In fact weeks would pass and the magazine would remain unopened until in a rage I would bin – a complete waste of money.
That’s why I am really liking the Bayard magazines for children, they are fun, educational and have no stupid plastic tat on the front of them, they also contain no adverts, both of which are hated by me when it comes to kids magazines so I am very impressed with these.
There are 3 magazines available:
- Story Box – suitable for children aged 3-6 years
- Adventure Box – suitable for children aged 6-9 years
- Discovery Box – suitable for children aged 9-12 years
Story Box is the largest sized magazine as children aged 3-6 years have smaller hands so the larger pages are good to hold onto, there are also more pictures so they don’t lose interest in the stories.
You’ll find you will be reading this one with your child which of course helps bonding. You can take this time to introduce your child to the new words, pointing to them and getting them to repeat them.
Don’t worry though this isn’t a babyish magazine (Harry would not sit still and listen if it were), and the stories aren’t short – these are a perfect length for bed time stories.
Inside each copy you’ll find adventures, stories, animals, science, games, colouring and much more.
Adventure Box is a magazine which children read on their own, filled with exciting adventures to help encourage children to get hooked on reading.
Each monthly issue contains chapter stories supported by full colour illustrations, photos and illustrations to explain the natural world, puzzles and games and also features engaging characters.
Emmy has been enjoying this one as she like to see how much she can read in the evenings before lights out – of course she can’t usually manage a whole book but as this has only 6 short chapters she feels as if she has read an entire book in one go – which I remember trying to do as a child too. She of course then loved telling all her friends she read a whole proper book at bedtime.
It’s helped to encourage her reading skills as she has enjoyed the characters so much she has been flicking to the next page as fast as she could to see what happens next.
She also loved the coding page where she had o follow the instructions to read what the character was saying.
Discovery Box is aimed for older children but it doesn’t mean it is boring. With a wide range of topics every month including animals and the natural world, fun facts, games quizzes, competitions and things which kids will actually be interested in all accompanied by beautiful photographs and illustrations.
Each of these magazines are monthly issues and cost £5.50 each.
I have very kindly been given a 6 month subscription to giveaway to 2 lucky readers – each winner will receive a subscription to the magazine of their choice – so you can choose either Story Box, Adventure Box or Discovery Box.
This giveaway is open to UK entries only and closes at midnight on 8th January 2017.
To enter please fill in the Rafflecopter form below.