Tuesday, 14 July 2015

First Friends Magazine & Giveaway


When I look at magazines for my children, I want them to be fun but educational at the same time. It has been quite hard to find such a publication as they are usually based heavily on the cartoon character rather than educating. Well I have finally found the perfect magazine for my children, First Friends magazine.


Designed to inspire and entertain 2- 4 year olds, Fun To Learn First Friends is a new, high quality children’s magazine. Featuring well-loved characters from the world of children’s books and entertainment, by award winning pre-school publisher, Redan Publishing Ltd.



The magazine is aimed for 2-4 year olds.  Liam is 5 but was more than happy to sit and read the stories to his little sister and help her with the different activities throughout the magazine.  I love how they have included characters such as Spot, Iggle Piggle, The Gruffalo and the Hungry Caterpillar to name a few. These characters hold the children's attention as they are well known and well loved characters from the book and shows that they love.




As you can there are many fun activities from spot the difference to sing and dance along to your favourite songs.  Here is some more information about the magazine and the reasons behind it.

Aimed specifically at toddlers, brand new FTL First Friends is carefully designed to help adults encourage and support children’s early learning steps. FTL First Friends will nurture and develop the naturally inquisitive natures of the littlest of learners, hand in hand with favourite characters from books and TV like The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Elmer and Woolly & Tig.

Each themed issue will contain stories, rhymes and activities specifically aimed at fostering key learning skills, with notes to guide parents in how to inspire their children by recording and rewarding progress and extending the activities into other aspects of their everyday lives.

A fun shaped cover, with a peephole to reveal what’s inside, has been designed to appeal to enquiring young minds and extra-large stickers have been created especially for little fingers. The first issue comes with a Very Hungry Caterpillar tea set to encourage active role play and also includes the first part of a collectable Elmer height chart and a Spot first words poster. There are Gruffalo Trunkis and In the Night Garden toys to be won and the chance for toddlers to see their masterpieces printed in the gallery.

Julie Jones, Joint MD said “We have been developing the FTL First Friends concept for some time and have worked hard to get a character line-up and content mix that feels exactly right, for a title that we hope will be many readers’ first ever magazine experience. We’re absolutely delighted with how it looks and hope that the mixture of well-known characters and early learning skills will be a hit with adults and children alike.”

FTL First Friends Magazine will retail at £2.99 and is aimed at boys and girls aged 2-4 years. It will be available from all major and independent newsagents and supermarkets from 8th July, 2015.



 I am happy to say both my children are very much looking forward to the next issue and at £2.99 an issue (monthly) this is a great bargain.

If you would like to get your hands on a copy for your little bears, I have 3 copies to giveaway. To enter simply follow the steps below. Good Luck xxxxx




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72 comments:

  1. This looks like fun - a magazine is such a treat at that age.

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    1. They are, I loved getting a magazine when I was little

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  2. intresting things to keep them entertained x

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    1. this would be the perfect magazine then x

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  3. i look for thinking activities and learning, but in a fun way. my daughter looks for stickers and toys lol.

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    1. thats what i look for too, this magazine is perfect for that AND it has stickers and a little tea set too hehe x

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  4. what do you look for in a children's magazine? l look for educational value, but Jake looks for stickers and toys

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    1. it is amazing how the kids look for the toys and stickers lol. educational value, is the most important thing for me too x

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    1. It is always nice when they get a decent toy. I love the tea set that came with this issue

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  6. The magazine sounds good, but I do intensely dislike the tacky freebies that come on the front of so many children's magazines.

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    1. The freebies do stand out, I like the quality of the tea set that came with this issue. You would love the content full of well known characters and great activities

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  7. What a great looking magazine, I know my god-daughters would love it!

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    1. it is brilliant. i am very impressed with it.

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  8. It's so colourful, I just bought my daughter a copy :)

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    1. yay :) it is very colourful. hope she likes it x

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  9. Something that will hold their attention and capture their imagination.

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    1. if it holds their attention its a winner x

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  10. Keeping them entertained and helping educate is always a win win. My daughter loves this magazine :)

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    1. aww brilliant. glad to hear she likes it x

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  11. something bright and fun to engage a little one

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    1. i love bright colours, so pretty and fun

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  12. My boys love comics and magazine.

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    1. I loved comics when I was young. Beano and dandy hehe x

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  13. This looks like a fab magazine, I'm sure Jack would love it!

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  14. My nephew loves getting his weekly comic, though he swaps and changes which one he likes x

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    1. there is that many comics now. i like this magazine. i remember the days when i would buy the beano lol showing my age now x

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  15. Lynsey Buchanan15 July 2015 at 17:49

    Puzzles

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  16. I love something you can do together and talk about after doing it.

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    1. its so important to take that time isn't it x

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  17. Educational stuff - but the child can't notice its educational, he must think he is having fun.

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  18. something with a story in and some colouring pages. free toys on the front usually grab our attention too

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  19. I love it when kids comics sneak some education into them :)

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    1. I think when comics/magazines do that its great as they know young children want to have fun, parents want education too so they add little fun ways of learning and the kids don't realise. x

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  20. i look for a mag that will keep them entertained is fun and educational as well

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  21. one that has lots of different activities and reading x

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    1. activities are fun and it's always good to have little stories too x

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  22. something fun and educational!

    Ashleigh

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  23. Fun & creative but able to learn along side :)

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  24. What a lovely fun magazine, seems like they really enjoyed it :) x

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  25. Fun characters to follow in every edition.

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    1. I am sure this magazine will offer that :) x

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    1. I love the little puzzles, so much fun

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  27. Things that will keep her occupied, she's very good at knowing what she wants

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  28. A good mix of puzzles, stories and stickers to keep my Daughter entertained x

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    1. this would be perfect for her, i must admit i was jealous and wanted to put the stickers in their place lol x

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  29. Fun puzzles relating to phonics/numbers....and plenty of stickers!

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    1. stickers and toys seem to be a favourite x

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  30. I like a magazine to be educational and fun with enough activities to keep my son busy for more than a few minutes. My son's favourite part is the stickers! I love that this magazine has characters from books as well as some favourite tv characters.

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    1. its great to see favourite characters from books/tv as the children will recognise them and no doubt like them already x

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  31. Stickers, stories and pictures to colour

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    1. I love colouring in hehe im such a kid x

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  32. I like the ones with lots of puzzles in.

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  33. A magazine that looks fun but is also educational, my kids love stickers too x

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  34. Something to hold her attention

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    1. very important to keep their attention I agree. It has to be bright and look fun

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