Saturday, 27 May 2017

Kids Magazine - Amazing! Magazine


I used to have problem looking for educational magazines for the kids, but that's not the case anymore! I'm really glad to find out that there are more and more children magazines that are providing educational materials for the kids, while keeping them entertained, like the Amazing! Magazine.


Children magazine, Amazing! Magazine, Educational magazine for kids
Left: Front cover                     Right: Back cover
The Amazing! Magazine (aimed for children 6 to 11 years old; £4.99 per issue, or subscribe for 12/ 24/ 36 months with up to £60.64 saving) covers a wide range of topics, with a specific theme per issue. For example, we were sent the latest issue #32 for review purpose, with the topic Crazy Kings and Queens.

It doesn't just talk about History though, and it isn't just the British's previous monarchs that they cover.

Children magazine, Amazing! Magazine, Educational magazine for kids

Children magazine, Amazing! Magazine, Educational magazine for kids

Children magazine, Amazing! Magazine, Educational magazine for kids

Children magazine, Amazing! Magazine, Educational magazine for kids

Based around the topic Kings and Queens, with humourous illustrations, fun way of writing that is perfect for kids (such as "the royal jelly looks like white bogies and oozes out of young worker bees' heads", which made me laugh out loud!) and lots of fun activities (crosswords, wordsearch, decoding, crafting, etc), kids are taught lots of fun facts about:

- A royal murder mystery by King Richard III

- Queen Boudicca

- Inventions that were invented during Queen Elizabeth II's reign

- The Valley of the Kings

- A lion's roar

- computer coding

- Haemophilia

- royalty in the bug world

- weird food the royals used to eat (it's quite bizarre!)


And they'll also:

- learn or get a chance to practise numeracy and clock reading

- learn royal sayings (hilarious ones like "Feed Me!") in different languages

- read a story inspired by the story of King Arthur

- learn or get a chance to practise using Adjectives

At the end of the magazine there are quizes to be answered to see how well the kids have read/ understood the information that came with the magazine, nothing hardcore of course to keep it fun! They even get a chance to enter competitions to win something as well.


I love it that Amazing! Magazine covers a lot of different subjects. Just this one magazine we went through, the kids have learned something in History, Numeracy, Human Biology (health), Literature (reading and writing) and even IT. The fact that all subjects are connected in some way in the world, makes it possible for Amazing! magazine to cover a lot of topics that other subject specific ones can't.

They made everything really fun too so it'll be a great way to get the kids involved in subjects that they aren't keen on as well. One thing for sure, if your child loves Horrible History on CBBC like mine does, they will certainly love Amazing! Magazine! You can buy individual issues or subscribe on their website (link at the top of this post).