Youngest is a magazine connoisseur. She can sniff out a good magazine from the vegetable aisle in Waitrose. She is like a bloodhound when it comes to finding magazines. However, she also knows what she likes and there have been times when she has been tempted by the shiny wrapping in the shop but then been disappointed by the actual content of the magazine. Therefore, I was very curious to see how she would react to the new Teletubbies magazine. Now, Youngest loves the Teletubbies so I was expecting her to be suitably impressed.
She didn’t disappoint. As soon as Youngest saw the bright and colourful magazine she let out a squeal of delight. In fact, she went positively Laa-Laa (see what I did there 😉 ). Straight away Youngest was won over as the magazine had the all-important toy on the front. Youngest loves a toy with her magazine. Quite often this is the key to her selection criteria when choosing a magazine. I was, therefore, a bit worried that she would start playing with the toy and then ignore the magazine.
I have got to say that Youngest did really enjoy playing with her Laa-Laa and the be and you won’t be surprised to learn thatLaa-Laa has been round the whole of Jersey. It even comes on the school run with us and we have to tuck Laa-Laa up in the bed and leave on the dashboard of the car. Obviously, this is so our little friend can see us as we dash to drop Oldest at school. Luckily, no-one has batted an eyelid at the teletubby living on my dashboard. Laa-Laa has actually been a bit of a blessing as Youngest has been very keen to go to bed this week with Laa-Laa tucked up in bed next to her. Any toy that encourages good habits is a big hit in my book! Especially when it comes to a nice and peaceful bedtime.
The Teletubbies magazine also had some useful suggestions as to how to use the toy in enhancing your child’s learning. Youngest was really impressed with the magazine and very excited to get on with the great range of activities contained within, all of which encourage different and important pre-school skills.
I loved how clear and easily accessible the activities were for a pre-schooler. The layout of the pages meant that Youngest was able to navigate the activities for herself. She particularly loved the above task – counting tubby toast. I was thrilled to see her completing these tasks as I can often struggle to get her to do anything like this. She can be stubborn and will object to undertaking tasks that she deems as “work” However, these activities meant that she was learning as well as having fun.
The activities were fantastic because they targeted different skills. The one above that was a fun game which meant Youngest was moving about and developing her gross motor skills and her coordination. She loved it and thought it was great fun.
There were colouring in activities that were pitched just right for a pre-schooler. We also loved the songs and really enjoyed singing them together. There were also dot-to-dot activities and the all-important stickers. As usual, Youngest decided to use these to cover me. Thanks! Our favourite activity was the story where some words have been replaced with pictures. This is such a fantastic idea as it helps encourage young children’s interest in the story and also develops their confidence when it comes to reading. Youngest has always wanted to read like her big sister and she felt very grown-up reading the story with me. In fact, she boasted to her older sister that she was now a better reader than her!
I loved this Teletubbies magazine and I thought it was fantastic value for money at £2.99. I was also very impressed with how well pitched it is towards little ones. Never before have I seen Youngest so engaged with a magazine. This is the first one that she has actually wanted to complete all of the activities. I believe that this is because not only are the range of tasks interesting and accessible but they are also very good at building the confidence of little ones. This is one feel good magazine! Brilliant for encouraging little ones to learn and also nice for parents and children to sit down and share fun activities with their children. However, don’t take my word for it. Youngest and I made a little film and you will be able to see for yourself how brilliant she thought it was.
Youngest tells us what she thinks of the Teletubbies magazine
This issue of the magazine is out now and available in the shops priced at £2.99
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Please note that this was a collaborative post but all words are my own. Youngest really did love the magazine!