I’m a big fan of CBeebies Magazine. It’s a great mix of educational and fun content and I wasn’t at all surprised that it was rated highly in this review of children’s magazines.
It is a reflection of what is aired on Cbeebies TV each week so it definitely provides a unique interface between the audio-visual and the dimension of the written activity, and renews the relationship between the two.
The child has not only the opportunity to watch his favourite programmes on TV but also to recapitulate them through fun stories, puzzles, drawings and other fun activities. It is also geared to provide motivation to the kids through a weekly reward chart that is guided by a theme each week. Not only does it bring the week into perspective but also provides a fun revision of all the child’s favourites through the week.
Of course, the magazine has the age group of the child in mind when creating these activities, so not only is your child gaining a rewarding education at home through the magazine, but also an edge over those that have not accessed the same opportunity.
This is a method geared to hold the attention spans and interest of kids so they can perform and imbibe the scholarly lessons that are to follow in their later schooling.
T and I had a chance to meet some of the editorial team recently (along with a very special visitor from Greendale) and spent the morning trying out lots of activities that had been dreamed up for us, from making Swashbucklers medals to Peter Rabbit’s dinner.
The boys were completely obsessed with the Froghopper and would have spent all day on it (if Hubs could have taken any more!) and even got to try their first roller coaster.
So where would you like to take the kids? Fancy any of these for a fun family day out? Check out the upcoming issues for free tickets.
Issue 412 (27th Aug) – Warwick Castle – Save £39.60 (£19.80 per ticket)
Issue 413 (10th Sept) – Legoland and Legoland Discovery Centre – Save £82.80 (£41.40 per ticket)
Issue 414 (24th Sept) – Sealife Centres and Seal sanctuaries – Save £39 (£19.50 per ticket)