Andy's Amazing Adventures MagazineRegular readers will know of Bud's love for animals and dinosaurs and, for as long as he can remember he's been a fan of Andy's Wild Adventures and Andy's Dinosaur Adventures on cBeebies. Both shows have kept him greatly entertained and informed over the past few years so we were genuinely delighted to find out that Immediate Media have added a brand new monthly Andy's Adventures themed magazine to the stable of cBeebies magazines. In addition to the two existing series, Andy's Prehistoric Adventures will debut on cBeebies on 15th February at 4:30pm, and the magazine includes elements of that show too.
Andy's Amazing Adventures combines elements from both shows, so you have wildlife themed content mixed in with that featuring dinosaurs, We're very familiar with the existing range of cBeebies magazines and buy them regularly for Bud and LM. They all use elements of the Early Years Foundation Stage education strategy so parents can be confident that their child is learning through all of the puzzles and games on the pages.
The magazine is presented in full colour with a mixture of bright photographs, interesting facts, sticker pages and interactive content. There's a lot of factual content in this magazine which really appeals to Bud, as he engages much more with non-fiction than fiction at the moment. This magazine is being produced in collaboration with the Natural History Museum which gives added confidence that that the information included within will be of a high standard.
Each issue of the magazine arrives with a free gift for your child. The first issue includes a T-Rex grabber and five small brightly coloured dinosaurs. Bud loves anything dinosaur themed and was delighted with them.
As always the magazine features a sticker page which Bud and LM love using to complete the various puzzles. The centre pages are also a cool Dinosaur poster which Bud has commandeered for his noticeboard.
We've all been so pleased with this magazine, the children have both enjoyed reading it and I'm pleased to see this magazine as I think it fills a gap in the market for a natural history magazine which appeals to younger boys. I've looked in the past and only been able to find pink and sparkly pets magazines or nature themed publications more appropriate to older children. The mix of animals, dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures will be a hit for both little boys and girls everywhere.
Andy's Amazing Adventures is aimed at children aged from 3-6 years and my two, at opposite ends of this range, both enjoyed it. It is out monthly and is available now from all usual magazine stockists priced at £2:75.
Sample received for review purposes.