*** Things get gross, so certain member of my family may wish to close this now.***
So when we were offered the chance to read and review Amazing! magazine, I thought that the opportunity would go down a treat.
Of course, there was a squabble over who got to read it first. Luckily we had two issues to fight over.
The first thing that struck me and my nine year old particularly were the bright and humorous drawings.
Definitely attention grabbing.
Amazing! magazine is aimed at children age 7 and above and is based on the Primary National Curriculum, approaching content with an easy to access and comedic manner.
My 9 year old says:
I like that it makes it funny while learning. Also the pictures are amazing. I'm looking forward to tackling the quiz page with games and Spot the Difference.
The only bits I don't like are the gruesome bits.
Which also echos my older daughter's thoughts. She didn't appreciate the page featuring the recipe on Bogie Bites.
And perplexingly, another 9 year old child with a crude sense of humour was not amused by this page.
(It should be noted that he sat and read through the entire issue, in his head, and he is not easy to pleased in the reading department, so I think that he enjoyed it:-) )
The 6 year old, however, thought this page was the best:
|6 year old's review|
I like the boges.
Well at least he thought he did until I served him Bogie Bites as an after school snack.
This stuff is seriously gross with the sticky, stringy texture, but actually tastes quite nice.
An easy recipe that would be great for a prank, or Halloween, or as a funny/not so funny teacher gift. (If you've worked with kids, you will understand the horrors of kids picking their nose and very often eating it or putting it somewhere other than a tissue. )
Once when I told a certain someone to stop picking, he told me that I should know by now that this is what children do and that I should get used to it.
I don't think I'll ever get used to it, but maybe I can de-sensitise myself so I can suppress the gag reflex a little.
Ok, let's rein things back in a bit!
As well as being amused and disgusted by the Boogers, I was really pleased to see a spread on Special Educational Needs and would love to see the magazine take that even further.
I was super interested in a few facts.
For example; did you know that Oymyakon, Russia is the coldest inhabited village on Earth and that the villagers eat a diet consisting mostly of meat because the ground is too cold to plant anything!
And if they need to bury anything (or anyone), they need to warm the ground with a bonfire for a few days before they can dig.
you too your kids have a thirst for knowledge then you may want to enter the give-away to receive a free copy of Amazing! magazine.
Should you like to get right in there and start with a subscription, Amazing! are offering a 10% discount when you use this code at the checkout:
Give-away will finish on the 10th April, to get the winners names in time for the May issue to be sent out.
To enter: leave a comment on the this post telling me about a super amazing or super gross moment of yours.
If there are over 10 comments, winners will be chosen by using random.org
Entrants must be able to be contacted by email and provide a postal address within the U.K.
If winners don't respond with an address within a day or so, it will be passed onto the next person.
------We have been given a subscription to Amazing! in return for a review.-----