I've always loved magazines, right from the early days when my Dad used to bring home the Beano comic for me when I was a child to when I had Jackie as a teen, my childhood was a time when I really looked forward to my next magazine.
My kids love magazines too, they spend an age browsing the magazine stand and can't wait for the next issue of their favourites.
I was really pleased to be able to review the Amazing Magazine with my kids.
The first thing I noticed was the quality of the magazines, nice thick pages that will withstand several reads, which is handy when you have 3 kids scrambling for a look.
The magazines are fun and educational, they are based on the primary national curriculum and my kids noticed this straight away. Boo, who is 8, had just learned about the Romans and the Little Man is learning all about the human body. The two magazines we were sent were focused around these topics. They are aimed at 7 years and over, but the Little Man who is just 5 years is a very good reader so he enjoyed them too. He most enjoyed the word searches in each magazines.
With the ex editor of Horrible Histories magazine, and writers from Simpsons and Beano comics it's no wonder the Amazing Magazine is full of clever and humorous ways to engage children. It really is different.
Each of the magazines we received had a fun and relevant to the theme recipe. The Body one had Bogie Bites!! Don't worry they were only made from popcorn and marshmallow. The Roman recipe had something that looked a little tastier and we are definitely going to try and make, Really Ancient Cheesecakes.
We all agreed that these magazines where loads of fun, and we all learnt loads...did you know that the Roman, Claudius Galen, was the first surgeon to remove cataracts from a patient's eyes. He also believed that he could cure most patients by bloodletting, but it didn't cure them it killed them!
We decided to take the magazines when we went for appointments at the surgery. It can get very boring waiting..
If you would like to know more about Amazing Magazine you can visit their Facebook page, or find them on twitter @amazingkidsmag
An annual subscription of the magazine costs £49 for 12 issues and you can also get digital subscriptions from iTunes, GooglePlay and Kindle stores for £23.99.
There are amazing discounts for teachers and schools!
Amazing Magazine have put together a special offer of 10% discount when using the code WOW10 at checkout.
If you would like to check out Amazing Magazine I can give away a copy to 10 readers. All you have to do is comment on this blog what your favourite magazine is, or was. This competition will also be held on my Facebook Page.
Closing date for entries is 2nd April.
Winning copies will be mailed out by 10th May.
Uk only please.
Disclosure: We were sent the magazines for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.