Have you heard about Storytime magazine yet? It’s a monthly illustrated story magazine aimed at children aged 3 to 8, and it’s filled with wonderful stories for parents and children to share. It’s printed on thick, good quality paper, so that when children are younger, you can read it to them and, as they become more confident readers, they can read it to you! Perfect! You can even get hold of a handy tidy box to store your copies in.
The illustrations are colourful and differ with every story. It’s a real visual feast that will have little ones captivated and grabbing their attention with fantastic illustrations is a really effective way to encourage reading for pleasure, which is so important in the current national curriculum.
Every issue of Storytime magazine features a fairy tale, fable, folk tale, poem, myth or legend, story from around the world, an extract from a brilliant book, and puzzles and activities all inspired by the stories.
It’s no surprise that schools across the country use Storytime magazine to help improve reading â€“ and there’s lots of evidence to show that magazines are a brilliant way to improve literacy rates in reluctant readers. You can read more about this on Storytime magazine’s special site for schools.
Another plus are Storytime’s brilliant free downloads, such as finger puppets and masks, and if you’re a teacher, home educator or a parent looking for some rainy day fun, there are even more fun and free teaching resources over on the Storytime for Schools site.
Storytime magazine makes a wonderful gift as it arrives every month in a personalised and beautifully designed envelope â€“ and they offer some brilliant subscription deals, with up to 29% off. You can also get hold of brilliant back issues so you have a complete collection of stories to cherish.
If it’s fairy tales and bedtime stories you’re after â€“ we highly recommend Storytime magazine! After all, reading stories together is the perfect way to give your children magical childhood memories!
With fairy love from the Magic Belles xxx