I really dislike magazines; expensive, flimsy, and not enough in them relevant to Mia! When I noticed that Bayard Presse were looking for reviewers for their magazines, I was interested to see what they would have to offer Mia. We were sent their Storybox Magazine.
Bayard Presse is a French and international media company, who have been publishing children’s magazines since the 1960’s. They have created 3 different magazines each for different age groups to ensure they are relevant and appropriate for every child. For Mia’s age there is the Storybox magazine. Designed for children aged 3-6 years, each magazine supports children’s reading development by offering beautifully designed illustrations, photographs and various writing styles for children to learn to enjoy.
Each of the pages is designed to help young children grow up understanding the world we live in and encourage them to challenge their wonder and curiosity. They are full of stories, information, games and activities relevant to your child’s age and the 3 separate issues we received were all very different in content so your child will learn and enjoy something new each and every issue.
Each issue is split into 4 sections; Storytime, Discovery, Adventures, and Games. Storytime includes a main story which the magazine is based upon; in our case Pirates, a Christmas Giant, and a surprise present. Discovery includes science facts and facts about various animals in each issue. The Adventures section contains a selection of story boards (both with text and without so your child can tell the story if they want to). Finally, the Games section includes activities and colouring pages for your child to complete. The colours and images are bright and appealing to children, there is something new to discover on every page!
The Storybox Magazines are really high quality and you feel how nice they are as soon as you open them. They are so much nicer to read than normal conventional magazines and we really enjoyed looking at them. Mia especially liked the Pirate magazine as she loves anything to do with Pirates at the moment! It was nice to read Mia a magazine with different stories in and also everything in them was relevant to Mia’s age. At £5.50 each they are well worth getting as you get so much more content than other magazines, they are more like a book. I would definitely be interested in getting these on a regular basis as there is a subscription available and they would make a good Christmas gift too!