Adam has always been a Cbeebies fan. He has always enjoyed buying a new magazine during a shopping trip. It is a sure fire way to keep him occupied as I shop. There is now a brand new magazine available from Cbeebies suitable for Pre-schoolers – Bing.
This monthly magazine, published by Egmont, is priced at £3.99 and is available monthly. The magazine is packed with activities, stories and games that helps develop Early Years skills.
If your child is like mine, the first thing they look for in a magazine is the free toy. Adam wasn’t disappointed. The first issue comes with Bing themed Garden Set. The gardening tools included a plastic watering can, fork, spade and secateurs along with a small plastic frog.
Inside the magazine there is a story dedicated to Frog where Bing and Sula try and give a frog a new home. We were able to remove the front cover of the magazine and turn it into Froggy’s home. Adam was able to use the free small plastic frog that came with the magazine and act out the story. This brought the three page story to life.
The magazine comes with 60 stickers which can be used throughout. The sticker sheet clearly indicates which page the stickers are meant for. Adding the stickers to the correct page enhanced Adam’s fine motor development.
Inside the magazine there are plenty of colouring opportunities as well as pencil control activities. The first issue comes with part 1 of an alphabet wallchart. This was immediately Adam’s favourite page with his love for the alphabet. It covered the uppercase and lowercase letters from A to F.
There were plenty of making opportunities throughout the magazine too. Along with creating Froggy’s home. Adam created a vegetable patch, a growing flower and make potato faces. Watch the Bing magazine in action:
I liked how the magazine is based on the Early Years curriculum and gives parents guidance on what skills are being used during the activities. For the majority of the activities there is a small section called “It’s a Bing thing”. Here it gives tips for parents on how to encourage your “bingsters” to get moving or initiate conversations.
The new Bing magazine is out in the shops now.
Disclaimer: We were sent a copy of the Bing magazine to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
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