I am always on the look out for new ways to encourage Monkey to read and I’ve been having some success recently. Not only has he been reading, but he’s also been learning with Amazing! magazine. Double points to me! The magazine was launched in 2014 and is aimed at children aged 6-12 years. Perfect for a 7 and half year old Monkey to enjoy.
Each month learning with Amazing! magazine changes as the themes change. One month your child can be learning all about the Stone Age, the next month they can be having fun with Victorian Britain. The magazine works to the core Key Stage 1 and 2 curriculum subjects, including maths, English, history, geography and PSHE. Our first experience learning with Amazing! magazine was perfectly timed to coincide with this term’s Through the Porthole topic in Year Two.
The great thing about learning with Amazing! magazine is that it’s fun. Monkey has been learning, and working on his maths, spellings and observation skills without even realising it. There are sums to be completed as well as crosswords and his new favourite thing ever, word searches (Granny will be so pleased).
The whole magazine is full of really bright and engaging graphics and Monkey has loved looking through his first issue of Amazing! magazine.
He does love his facts, and since reading Amazing! Monkey has been telling me all about Christmas Tree Worms as well as increasing his knowledge on Anglerfish. There’s even a chance to practice his language skills with the How Do I Say? page, ahead of our trip to Spain. We were looking at the Amazing Places pages and he was rather impressed that his Mummy had actually seen deadly sea snakes in the wild. I always like it when we can relate information to our own experiences, to make it all that much more real for him.
Since we discovered Horrible Histories, Monkey loves learning about history and figures from the past, so the facts about Christopher Columbus have also gone down well.
I can certainly recommend Amazing! It’s got a good mix of information, stories, competitions, games and challenges. Apparently we will be making a Blue Whale, as featured in the magazine, over the summer holidays. I’m certainly taking the magazine away with us to help keep Monkey entertained on our journey to Spain.
If you take out an annual subscription to Amazing! magazine costing £49 for twelve issues, you save 40%. You can find more information on the Amazing! magazine website.
disclosure: we have been given a one year subscription to Amazing! in exchange for an honest review.
I’ve teamed up with the Amazing! magazine team to offer one lucky reader the opportunity to receive a one year subscription to the magazine worth £49. Enter via the Gleam form below. Good luck.
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The giveaway will close on 20th August 2017 at midnight.
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