Dear Mummy, I really need to read more! So we took a screen break and enjoyed reading a brand new kids magazine called I Know! Magazine. We were sent a preview copy to review and I couldn’t wait to dive in!
Even though I’m now in the school holidays my learning doesn’t stop. We love camping and getting outdoors, so my mummy packed this magazine for me to read at the campsite.
It has 38 pages packed with bite-sized facts for curious minds! Aimed at 4–7 year olds, I Know! magazine supports the Early Years Curriculum framework and STEAM subjects. Subject areas include English, Maths, Science, Art & Design, Geography, History and more!
I’m the perfect age for this magazine and it kept me occupied for a good hour at the campsite while I played with the free gift on the front cover. The first issue is dinosaur-themed with a front cover image of a T-Rex. Roarsome! But it wasn’t just about dinosaurs…
Inside the first issue there was an awesome pull-out world map to hang up on my wall. Inside the magazine were loads of stickers too! I found it fascinating watch me sing as I trace my fingers around the map!
I couldn’t wait to get my pen out and start completing some of the word challenges too and it really got me thinking about words. Anagrams are pretty tricky so I started with the easiest first.
The magazine is brightly coloured with a mixture of photography and illustrations. I love looking at the pictures and the typography is engaging and easy to read with great page hirachy. This makes it easier for kids like me to understand.
Each double spread focuses on a different topic which makes it easier to digest in bite size activities and facts. Every time you read about a topic you can complete a challenge to help it sink in. I also like that theres fun comic strips with behavioural suggestions to help me be a better person and role model, like Bunsen’s Recycle Rescue! (see below).
There are pages about ants, dinosaurs, the environment and the human body (which I found fascinating). Infographics are a great way to share fun facts and we’d love to see more of this in the next issue. I Know! magazine supports the Early Years Curriculum framework and STEAM subjects. Subject areas include English, Maths, Science, Art and Design, Geography, History and more! I bet my Year 2 teachers will be thrilled I’m reading this magazine and doing the challenges.
I Know! magazine is available from leading supermarkets and all good newsagents. It would make a good subscription-based gift too! A couple of my friends have already picked it up for the summer holidays and I can’t wait to talk to them about it! I love that it even includes fun things that I can do with my folks as well, like making cool dinosaur sandwiches! Perfect for Back to School lunch boxes.
I can’t wait to discover what’s in the next issue. Now I really WILL know more when I head back to school in September!
Love Bella x
Disclosure: I was kindly sent a copy of I Know! Magazine in order to share with you guys. All roarsome words and photos are my own.
12 thoughts on “Learning while having fun – I Know! Magazine Review”
What a fantastic looking magazine! I might have to pick a copy up for Jack.
I am struggling to get Sebby to read in the holidays but this magazine looks fab, I know he will love it – the little gift would not go amiss either
I’ve been playing with the magazine gift all day! Love the pull-out map too!!
I have always believed that children learn better when they enjoy the material. This is a great concept, the book sounds like it has a lot to do to engage the kids.
It looks a great magazine, just the right balance of reading, fun, pictures and interactive activities. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Mich x
My son would really love a magazine like this. Anything with animals and dinosaurs and he’s interested. Toys are a bonus.
I think its great that this magazine is great for boys and girls and is educational as well as fun to read and interact with xxx
This looks like a fun and educational magazine for kids, might have to buy it for my almost four year old for a very long plane journey he and I have coming up! 😀
We keep going back to it! Can’t wait for the next addition!
I love the pull out map and I agreed anagrams can be a little tricky but you’ll soon get the hang of them!
Practice makes perfect as they say!
My daughter would love it. Will have to check it out.