Swashbucklers, a children’s game show on Cbeebies is one programme that both my children love to watch. They enjoy watching the challenges and always stand up to join in with the Swashbuckle Salute which they know and love.
Launched today is a fantastic new magazine, Swashbuckle, aimed at children aged 3-6, jam packed full of piratey fun!
The magazine has all the characters from the program, Captain Sinker, Gem, Cook and Line and 4yr old Mister B couldn’t wait to get stuck in and complete the activities inside. Firstly he was eager to open the gift on the front of the magazine, of which there will be a different gift on each issue. Issue 1 includes a pirate hat, game spinner and a treasure chest with five coloured gems. I think the free gift is brilliant and has had brought much entertainment to Mister B as he hides the jewels for his sister to find.
Inside are pages packed full of activities along with a sheet of 70 stickers. There is so much to do and we sat down for a couple of hours and still didn’t reach the end. There are sticker pages, questions, matching activities, stories, colouring and much more.
Some of our favourite pages that we thought were a bit different were looking through the telescope to see the octopus and learning all about octopuses. We also downloaded the free Blippa app to our iPad which allowed us to scan certain pages where we saw the Blippa icon and it brought up a video clip for us to watch such as Gem doing the Swashbuckle salute or a real life octopus swimming about in the ocean.
We’ve thoroughly enjoyed Swashbuckle magazine and can’t wait to see the next issue. With so much to do, and a pirate theme, this is sure to be a hit with most kids and great value for money too!
All reviews are my own opinions and I received the magazine in order to review.