Wednesday, June 19, 2013
#ReaditMD13 Magazines and Comics Week - Spotlight on Bayard's awesome "Box" magazines (Story Box, Discovery Box and Adventure Box)
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 9:30 AM Labels: Adventure Box, Apps, Bayard Box Magazines, Discovery Box, Story Box
As well as taking a look at Comics this week, we've also been looking at fabulous magazines for children that engage their imaginations, tax their brains and don't involve even a whiff of nasty little plastic things sellotaped to the covers.
To that end we were fortunate enough to be sent the amazing "Box" range from Bayard Magazines, a range of brilliant mags for children of all ages.
Cleverly, the range is split into three distinct title categories.
The Story Box range investigates cool scientific stuff, introduces early learning concepts and games, and also has two brilliant apps to compliment the print magazine range too. Best of all, one of our favourite wordless story characters, the awesome Polo, regularly crops up in Story Box. Yay!
There are stories too for readers who are gaining in confidence and can tackle more text (again with brilliant illustrations throughout). Adventure Box appeals to boys and girls, with a trickier selection of puzzles to compliment the rest of the awesome content. If adventure is your thing, this is the range to look at.
Again, Charlotte actually really liked Discovery Box - mainly because the non-fiction content was very nicely presented and full of interesting facts, a great jumping off point for discussions and activities in class too.
We've briefly touched on the Story Box apps. Bayard also produce some great little Early Years games that are worth taking a look at.
Here are some links to Story Box 1 and 2
Story Box 1 (iTunes App Store)
Story Box 2 (iTunes App Store)
The Little Brown Bear Interactive (iTunes App Store)
Take a look at Bayard's website where you can see some sample pages from each of the Box magazines, and check out their subscription rates. They're fun, eye-catching, absolutely chock full of brilliant content and the perfect antidote to dreary licensed-character-based free-gift magazines.
(We received issues of each magazine in the range, and the apps to review)