Okido is not something I’d heard of before, but after mentioning it to my children they jumped in the air all excited telling me about this wonderful programme and the main character Messy. He visits the land of Okido to discover the answer to fun and interesting things.
My little boy loves Okido it seems and was super excited with this Messy t-shirt. It’s a fun bright blue design with big white eyes and mouth that really stand out. It’s simple but effective and one of his favourite t-shirts at the moment.
The magazines are brilliant, completely different to other children’s magazines out there. They come on matt, easy to write/colour on paper and have a quirky, stylish tone to them. Each one is themed, so for example the couple we tried out were themed on Emotions and Water. The theme is subtlety woven through the magazine, but each page makes reference to it and the child is learning without even thinking about it. There are a lot of things to do, read, learn about and to be honest my 6yr old was hooked and sat there working his way through the magazine with a little assistance when he needed to ask what he had to do.
The activities are varied and interesting and can be simple puzzles or activities that make you think. Some such as The Cycle of Water, I talked through with my little boy but he absolutely loved learning about it and was talking about the pictures as we went through it.
Each magazine also comes with a cut and make activity in the centre, and the water one had a paper boat to make. My little boy is very proud of the boat he made!I absolutely love these magazines and think they are brilliant for learning and fun. They are excellent value for money and hold my child’s attention throughout – he loves them, therefore I would definitely recommend them. Who’d of thought Messy goes to Okido could be such fun?
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.