Anorak Magazine describes itself as the ‘happy mag for kids’ and it is aimed at children of between 6-12 years old. The first thing I noticed when I picked the magazine up was the lovely thick pages and the quality of the paper, which according to Anorak’s website is made from ‘REAL (recycled) paper and REAL (vegetable) inks’, which is great news!
The pages are all illustrated with bright colours and each page is bursting with things to learn, make, read and do. Each issue has a theme and every couple of pages covers something different; in the issues we reviewed (46 and 48) there are jokes, comic strips, stories, history of different festivals around the world, a recipe, what common expressions and phrases mean and so much more! ‘Anorak’s main philosophy is to encourage children to tap into their imagination, use their creativity to learn and is here to amplify their voices. It has at the core of its offering a passion for words and images that challenge and stimulate.’
Anorak magazine is published every quarter; there is loads packed in to each issue and your child will certainly keep coming back to it over and over, the magazine can be kept for reading again or kept for passing down to siblings as it is aimed at both boys and girls. Anorak can be bought as single issues (£6.50), for 1 year (£25) or 2 year (£45) subscriptions – find out more on their website.
Dot Magazine is brought to us by the same people as Anorak Magazine and is aimed at pre-schoolers. Again, you are greeted with thick, high quality pages which are full of wonderful colours and illustrations which will immediately capture the attention of your little one. Dot is crammed with fun activities such as games, colouring, stories, things to make and it is educational too! Like Anorak, each issue of Dot follows a theme and there is plenty do so your child will keep coming back to it. These magazines are great for so many situations such as taking out to keep your child entertained over a meal, on long journeys, or just simply chilling out at home.
This magazine is also published on a quarterly basis and you can buy single issues (£5.50), 1 year (£20) or 2 year (£40) subscriptions. Visit the Anorak and Dot website here for more information.