Monday, 28 November 2016

Bayard Children's Magazine Review & Competition

I was sent samples of three different Bayard Children’s Magazines, Story Box, Adventure Box and Discovery Box.  I had not heard of these titles before, my boys have had the occasional magazine in the past but they were usually ones jam packed with adverts (which meant mummy got badgered for expensive toys that the children really didn’t need!) or really crass cartoons full of toilet humour that mummy did not approve of - these titles on the other hand were completely different. 

I really like encouraging my children to read and learn more about the world in general and these publications were lovely, well suited for their target age groups with informative and engaging content.  It’s a real shame I hadn’t stumbled on Bayard Children’s Magazines before.  Fortunately my boys are still young enough at 7 and 9 to benefit from the magazines for a few years to come but sadly we missed out on the Story Box magazine stage completely.


I think a magazine subscription is one of the best Christmas gifts you can give a child as they can look forward to a delivery every month and have something interesting to read that will help with their development and thirst for knowledge.  Bayard Children’s Magazine is an established company; it celebrated its 200th issue in February of this year so if your looking for something high-quality and enlightening but still entertaining look no further.

Children can start off with the Story Box title for those aged 3 – 6 years, you can sit and read a beautifully illustrate tale with your child.  I liked how one of the stories had no words just pictures so you could encourage your child to describe what was happening.  Games were included again, linking words, finding differences, a picture to colour in and a path to follow so plenty to keep your child happily occupied.

Adventure Box was for children 6 – 9 years it had a decent sized story for them to read, then some facts about the natural world and a section with games to play.  The promise of games can be a nice incentive to get children to read the story first.


Discovery Box is for children 9 - 12 years so this was perfect for my eldest, it was educational, plenty of facts but written in an appealing way, with cartoons, jokes and world records – ideal to encourage even the most reluctant of readers to pick up a magazine!  As it is both my boys love reading but they can be discerning over what interests them, eldest couldn’t put these magazines down.

You can follow the Bayard Children’s Magazine facebook page but before you dash off please do enter my competition below to win a six-month subscription for one of the three magazines (two winners will pick a title of their choice).  Competition will close on the 19th of December.

Win a Bayard Children's Magazine Subscription

60 comments:

  1. Have heard of the magazine before and my kids are really interested in reading them. Cheryl Hadfield

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  2. My little bookworm would love something like this! Never heard of the titles before so interested to see what they are like :)

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  3. Heard of story box but love the fact that the range grows with the child. My grandson would love "Discovery Box"

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  4. I've never heard of these magazines before but they look great and something my daughter would definitely love :-)

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  5. ive not heard of them before today but look really good x

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  6. These sounds great! My daughter would love them x Emma Pascoe x

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  7. ive not heard of them but they look really good

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  8. No, I haven't heard of it, but it is something my kids would enjoy.

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  9. No, never heard of them before but I think my daughter would love it.

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  10. Not heard of these beauties
    Love anything that encourages learning through fun so these sound brilliant

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  11. not heard of them but they look really good

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  12. I haven't heard of these magazines, and we browse regularly the magazines section in the shops and buy often

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  13. I haven't heard about these comics before but they look fun!

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  14. Never heard of these comics before, but they do look alot of fun for the children

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  15. I personally haven't heard of these magazines before but hopefully they are fun for children.

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  16. I have not heard of them but they sound really educational

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  17. I've not heard of them before but they look great!

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  18. these look great but I haven't heard of them before!

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  19. I would love this Magazine Subscription for my daughter

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  20. Yes, we have seen copies of Story Box and Adventure Box before-the stories are engrossing and cover lots of different themes, and my son loves the science bits.

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  21. I haven't come across the magazines before but I think my niece would love the Story Box magazine.

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  22. These look great! I haven't heard of them before. Great giveaway, thank you! :)

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  23. The magazines are new to me. Though I think a great idea for children.

    Rachel Craig

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  24. These are new to me. I buy a lot of children magazines to send to South Africa for my 2 great nieces. The eldest is 7 turning 8 in Feb so this would be perfect for her.

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  25. I've never heard of them before but i love finding out about new mags for kids

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  26. I've not heard about them before but they look great!

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  27. I haven't heard of them before but I think my twins would love the magazine.

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  28. I've not seen them before, but they look great to help enjoy learning

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  29. I've never heard of these magazines before but they look really great.

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  30. I've not heard of them before but they seem great value

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  31. I've never heard of these magazines before but they look amazing, my grandaughter would love them

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  32. I haven't heard of these before but they look great!

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  33. they are fab, we had the story time for my eldest when he was younger :)

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  34. Have not seen before but my son would enjoy reading

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  35. Looks right up my little1s street :)

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  36. I hadn't heard of them but my son would find them really cool!

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  37. I hadn't heard of them before, but they sound really good :)

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  38. My son would love this as its fun and educational

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  39. I have not heard about them before- but I love children's magazines that are educational as well as fun so these look good

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  40. Never heard of them, grandchildren would enjoy these and so would I

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  41. no have not heard of them, my two boys would love x

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  42. I hadn't heard of them before, they sound great

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  43. I hadn't heard of the magazine before but it looks like a very nice idea to encourage children to read.

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  44. Never heard of these before but they look interesting x

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  45. I'd never heard of these magazines before but I love the idea! I think it's great that all ages are catered for and I would definitely consider gifting the Story Box subscription to my little niece, she's a bookworm in the making & loves story time!

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  46. Never heard of these magazines before but they do seem fab, great content & more robust paper than most

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  47. I've never heard of these magazines before so thanks for doing a piece on them. They look really good. x

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  48. I have seen these magazines advertised, but never read one. My daughters are aged 3 and 5, so the Storybox one looks great for them to share!

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  49. Not read these before but think my sons would love them. Thanks for an honest review, my boys are bookworms too!

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  50. I had never heard of these magazine before but my kids would love them.

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  51. I have not heard of them but they look like something my son would like

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  52. I have never heard of them, but after reading your review I may subscribe as I am sure my son would love them.

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  53. I've never heard of them before x

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  54. I haven't heard about them before.

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  55. The magazines look really good. Ive never heard of them before

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  56. These are new to me, but they are perfect for our little ones. So many questions! Always learning!

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  57. I hadn't heard about these magazines before but they look great - right up our street!

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