It’s a bit of a coincidence but Alfie and Kitty both have subscriptions to science magazines at the moment. Alfie received a gift subscription to the brilliant Whizz Pop Bang! from his grandparents at Christmas and, in the interests of fairness (big deal in our house) I signed Kitty up for Okido as she’s really enjoyed the Messy Monster books and series. Both magazines look great, are packed full of interesting, educational stuff and (huge plus) don’t come with any small plastic toys (yay!).
Whizz Pop Bang! is aimed at six to eleven year olds and is packed with information, interviews and experiments, all relating to that month’s theme. We wrote about it a while back and it’s still proving popular – I like the way you are emailed a list of the items you’ll need for the experiments before you receive each edition. Issues cost £3.75 each, or a six-month subscription is £19.99.
Okido is for three to eight year olds and the perfect way to engage younger children with scientific concepts, through stories, games, puzzles and creative play. It’s so colourful and enticing – Kitty loves flicking through it on her own as much as she enjoys actually partaking in the activities. It comes out every other month and costs £4 per issue or a six-month subscription costs from £19.99.