Either reading it yourself or being read to, it's nice to escape into a different world and let your imagination run wild.
The girls and I were recently sent a brand new magazine to read.
Storytime is filled with illustrated stories for parents and children to read and share together.
"We created Storytime because we wanted to make a magazine that parents and kids can enjoy together, and to encourage more parents and children to read for pleasure so, as well as well-loved stories, it features puzzles, colouring, games and top storytelling tips for parents from our education consultant. There are no plastic toys on the cover and no ads. We hope it’s something families will want to keep and treasure."
It says on the front, classic tales to read, love and share.
You can tell upon opening it that it is a magazine like no other.
The pages of it feel thicker, more like a book and the first lines you are greeted with give you a warm welcome and draw you in :
Amazing animals, fairyland, friendship, magic mystery, monsters and nonsense… it's all in your first issue of Storytime!"
There are a good mixture of stories, from fables and fairytales to myths and poetry.
In this issue we had the opportunity to read :
The owl and the pussy-cat
The fairy bride
Goldilocks and the three bears
Perseus and medusa
Aladdin and the magic lamp
Alice's adventures in wonderland
What I loved was the use of illustrations.
Each story had pictures that seemed perfectly drawn for them, quirky, classic and contemporary.
They allowed for more questions to be asked, prolonging the story telling.
We decided to read the magazine at bed time.
It was the ideal opportunity for me to get some time with my family altogether.
Focussing on reading one story a night. I found it lovely seeing the girls get so excited, pointing out things on each page.
The tales allowed for discussions afterwards so not only were the girls having fun reading them, they were learning new things at the same time.
One thing that really appeals about Storytime magazine is that it doesn't appear to be aimed at a specific age range.
It can be enjoyed by all the family.
Priced at £3.99, this monthly magazine is better than any comic. It is a collection that you can build on with stories that can be read time and time again. And with the added tips, games and activities, Storytime is the gift that keeps on giving.
You can currently subscribe to Storytime and receive a 25% discount on the cover price, something I will be doing as soon as pay day arrives!!
Disclaimer : I received this magazine FOC for reviewing purposes however all thoughts and opinions are my own.