Thursday, 21 January 2016

New year ... new mag

And a belated happy new year folks!  It's taken longer than usual for us to get back into the routine of early morning departures, school uniforms and homework.  And I'm the first to admit that the holidays have been a bit of hard time for E and books.  While I've managed to read everything I could get my hands on (and a few novels not actually gifted to me), the books in E's room have been playing competition to Lego, Star Wars and well, more Lego.

We're getting there slowly but surely and crossover relief arrived yesterday in the form of his first issue of Okido, the Arts and Sciences magazine for children. Londoners will have likely come across the mag before and I'm here to say that it's worth it. What sweet relief from battledroids and storm troopers was the illustrated article (comic book style) about Tim Peake, the space station and sleeping strapped into a bed. Enthusiasm carried through to the craft project and by the time you could say 'time to brush your teeth' we'd built a rocket carrying Yoda, our cat and some Okido characters.

Okido states that the mag is aimed at kids aged 3 to 8. It's immediately engaging and gloriously gender neutral so do give Okido a go!