We’re regular magazine junkies here these days, with each of the kids having their own subscriptions to magazines we’ve reviewed over the last few months. The latest we’re reviewing is Clangers Magazine from Immediate Media. Clangers Magazine is based on the Clangers show on Cbeebies.
Clangers Magazine is aimed at helping children discover, wonder, play and explore. It’s full of things to read, make, do, and colour. It has activities like mazes and puzzles to find who belongs to what object. There are dozens of stickers with pages to stick them in. There are two picture stories in each magazine, and regular features like ‘I spy in space’.
The new magazine launches today with six issues per year which you can subscribe to or pick up at your local newsagents.
In the first issue, little readers will visit the Clangers on their little blue planet and find out how to toot “hello” in Clanger with the free whistle (which isn’t as loud as I thought it might be at first, which was a relief as I tend to be noise averse!) make a boat and play scene for the little Tiny Clanger toy that comes along with the set and even get to join Small Clanger for a look through his telescope to see what’s ‘out there’.
I absolutely loved that page of the magazine. It was so clever the way they did it. The middle page is a two-page spread of the alphabet, using Clanger objects, so it’s a nice one to pull out and use on the wall to help encourage reading.
The focus of this magazine is to support the early years curriculum, so while little ones are having fun, they’re also learning shapes, colours, moving, and stories, learning without even knowing it. As such this magazine is targeted at the 3 – 5 age range, though my six year old has been having a lot of fun with it too, and has very sweetly been reading the stories to her little sister.
Clangers magazine is available from all major retailers where you might normally find kids magazines, with a £2.99 cover price.
We were given a free subscription to Clangers Magazine in exchange for our honest thoughts.