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Saturday 17 April 2021

Review: Stories Magazine

We have noticed that our secondary students have little interest in magazines these days, however our juniors are as keen as ever and love to pore over their favourites. 

New titles are always enthusiastically welcomed. This new magazine for children aged 6 to 11 is a UK title and would be a happy addition to any collection but it also has much to offer for those who may home-schooling whether temporarily or as a normal routine.

Each features a monthly calendar with special days and events marked, craft, activities, informational articles, recipes, quizzes and more. 

A useful 'What’s New?' resource page at the end of each issue includes online events, books, toys and TV programmes that may be of interest.

The featured events are very inclusive: LGBT History Month, Children’s Mental Health Week, World Religion Day, for example, with information and activities to complement each. Other pertinent information, couched in terms younger children will be able to grasp, include veganism, internet safety, recycling, fake news and women and girls in science, all enabling children to learn more about the world around them and current issues.

The magazine was specially created during the pandemic to better help children come to terms with confronting news while also offering an ideal diversion from grim situations with the many diverse and enjoyable activities.

Check out online versions here.

Title: Stories Magazine
Publisher: Stories Magazine. Individual copies £3.50 or subscription £2.50
Publication date: January 2021, published monthly.
Format: Softcover
For ages: 6 – 11 
Type: Magazine

Australian readers will be gladden to know a similar offering exists right here in Australia. The Kookie Magazine is a girl-led award-winning print magazine ideal for ages 7 – 12+ that endeavours to enlighten, entertain, inspire and inform.