Aimed at 7-11 year olds, The Comic Club offers children a chance to read a couple of fun but educational magazines each month, delivered straight to their door along with an activity sheet encompassing fun things to do from both magazines. They can either read them alone or great to read as a family discovering things you didn’t know whether that be about wild species of animals or the latest environmental and eco news. There are even fun recipes to bake and we found some delicious gooey brownies to make in one of this months magazines.
We received a National Geographic Kids and Brilliant Brainz magazines along with the activity sheet from The Comic Club. Each child friendly activity refers you to the page in the relevant magazine to refresh your memory and give you some inspiration for things such as writing a short story, drawing ideas for things or for those who love a bit of Maths, how about practicing multiplying up the brownie recipe found in the Brilliant Brainz magazine? My boy enjoyed putting his logical head on for this one but equally used his imagination in his short story about an animal.
The magazines are both packed full of interesting content that both my boy and I enjoyed reading through. The National Geographic Kids issue featured several pages about wild cats and as soon as we came across Ocelots, my boy said “I know what they are”, “really?” I replied, “yes he said, I have them in Minecraft!”. Well I never knew he’d of even heard of one but there you go, although it was great to read more about them although sad to see that their population is decreasing due to habitat loss. I thought the Real or Fake article was interesting and my boy surprised me with how much he new about all things eco when we read the pages that covered green issues. They clearly are drumming recycling, reusing and beach cleaning etc into them at school these days.
The Brilliant Brainz magazine isn’t one we’d come across before but it has plenty of things to do and think about inside it. The ‘Mind Blowing Brownies’ are on our list of bakes to make! This magazine covers a wide range of topics such as music, science, art, health and the environment so all good subjects for children to be reading and learning about. Most pages include activities to do whether it’s just thinking about something, telling jokes, making something crafty, trying an experiment etc so there is a lot to keep kids occupied.
Overall I think The Comic Club is a great idea and the fact that they are delivered to your door, saves you walking down the supermarket aisles with your kids allowing them to view the realm of kids magazines covered in plastic tat toys with little content inside. By having a subscription also means they have something to look forward to each month from the postman.
Why not check out The Comic Club where you’ll find details of how to subscribe along with a free online Kids Zone with fun facts and activities that they can access at any time!
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.