Toxic magazine is aimed at children of 7 and over and is full of all sorts of fun stuff like competitions, posters, facts, comics and movie reviews. We were sent issue 313 (Gaming Special) to review which counts down the 50 Greatest Gaming Legends and comes with an official Minecraft Build book. Inside the magazine it’s jam-packed with news and features from your favourite games, a Pokemon feature, Fortnite hints and tips, lots of competitions, puzzles, a Lego DC Super Villains poster and there are also two double page comic strips.
The layout of the various features in the magazine make it look really appealing to children as it is incredibly bright and colourful and is sure to hold their attention. Toxic magazine is published by Egmont and is printed on good quality paper which makes a big difference to the vivid colours that bring your child’s favourite characters to life. This issue also came with a set of console stickers, a set of selfie masks, make your own Poke Ball and some Fornite gaming cards. Towards the end of the magazine you get a sneak peek at what is included in the next issue, as well as the free gifts that are included. My mini reviewer is 7 and this was the first time he had read this magazine; he really enjoyed it and read it from cover to cover with enthusiasm and he is now reading his way through the Minecraft book that came with it.
Although my mini reviewer loves reading, I think magazines are a really great way to get more reluctant readers interested in reading and books; once they realise that they can really enjoy what is written, and how much they can find out from it then it can really encourage them to start reading a wider variety of texts. Toxic magazine is £3.99 and is out every three weeks, which we think is brilliant as weekly or even fortnightly magazines can add up , especially for those with more than one child. Head over to the Egmont website to read more about it or over to the Toxic Magazine website to find your local stockist.