DC Super Friends Magazine review

the 19th september 2013 saw the launch of the new DC Super Friends magazine created for pre-school boys aged between 2 and 5 years old.  as you may be aware, O turned 2 at the beginning of august so he is at the younger end of this age range.

O helped me to tear open the envelope that the magazine arrived in, and as soon as he saw the ‘telephones’ he was trying to rip them from the front!  needless to say, trying to get this photo took some persuasion!

on first glance, the magazine appears very colourful, with lots of activities, competitions and stories inside.  each issue of the magazine comes with a free toy, this one comes with the two cool communicators with switching screens as seen attached to the front of the magazine.  O loves them; he can switch the screens by himself and turn the cogs.  O and A have been playing with the communicators a lot; O thinks they are fab!

O really enjoyed colouring the various characters in throughout the magazine.  there are many parts of the magazine left colourless for children to decorate as they like.  when i told O that he was colouring in the Green Lantern he picked up the green crayon!  He also really enjoyed listening to the stories of Superman and his friends helping each other to beat the bad guy.

O really enjoyed pointing out the colours of the characters and shouting out “big dog!” whenever he saw Krypto.  unfortunately, many of the activities and puzzles in the magazine were a bit too difficult for O – but would be more suited to a 3 or 4 year old.  

the magazine is packed with lots of creative learning quizzes and activities, character fact files, colouring games, cut out and keep, make and wear activities and a fan mail section to display the lovely pictures that children send in of the superheroes.  the spot the difference and make and wear activities are more suited to a child older than O, but he did enjoy most of what the magazine had to offer.

I do believe that at £2.99, plus a free toy with each issue, is a really reasonable cost for this product.  it’s is full of exciting stories, activities and crafts which would keep a pre-schooler occupied for hours!  it’s a shame O didn’t fully benefit from the magazine, although i would recommend this product wholeheartedly to parents of 3-5 year olds.

the DC Super Friends magazine is now on sale in the UK and can be found in supermarkets and newsagents.  good discounts are available for subscribers, of which details can be found on the Titan Magazines website and within the magazine itself.

disclaimer : Titan Magazines sent us the first edition of the DC Super Friends magazine for the purpose of this review, but all opinions are our own.

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