Reading hasn’t come easy to Lola, she has, at times, really struggled. If you’ve a child who has struggled you’ll know that anything that encourages them to read for pleasure is a blessing. So when I heard about Storytime magazine – a magazine with no ads, no tat stuck to the front cover and no gender-based marketing – I promptly got my mitts on some for her.
If you buy kids’ magazines, you know the quality is awful. By the time you’ve removed said tat from the front cover, the magazine is falling apart. Not with Storytime. It’s been made to last, the paper quality is great and it’s not cheaply stapled together. There’s a good mix of reading including the classics, fairytales (I’m pleased to say it’s not all pink princess and blue knights), myths, puzzles and more. The text is nicely presented too – easy to read and placed well on the page, so it’s not overwhelming.
And if it wasn’t beautifully illustrated, we wouldn’t be chatting about it here – you’ll find specially commissioned, full-colour illustrations. Storytime runs as a social enterprise. Profit is reinvested to support parents in spending more time reading with their children, and to work with schools, councils and other organisations to improve the literacy of families across the UK.
You can get a copies from Storytime direct, and annual subscriptions are available. Have a look at all the exclusive BG deals here. I’m going to be recommending this as a gift from the grandparents at Christmas.