I came across this awesome website which offers subscriptions for its digital and printed magazines and was on the verge of subscribing to them when I decided to pose some questions I have and I received a prompt reply from them saying they are on the verge of revamping their website.
I then asked them whether there are any options to print out the activity pages etc in the digital version of the magazine subscription and also mentioned that I am a mummy blogger on the look out for more fresh ideas to try out with my 3 year old boy as part of our homeschooling lessons.
To my surprise, I was offered the opportunity to review some of their recent digital editions in exchange for my honest feedback and review! Yay! So here goes my review for the "Creative Steps magazines":
Description from the product page:
"Creative Steps is a fabulous quarterly magazine aimed at everyone with or caring for young children and is packed with dozens of fun crafting activities designed to encourage learning whilst having fun. "
I was given an authorised and confidential website link to access the current and a few past digital editions of the magazine.
With the digital edition of the magazine, you can easily navigate to and fro, add and manage your bookmarks, create a clipping and email out the clipping, print and lots more options to play around with! I immediately browsed through the editions available and happily take notes on which crafts ideas I will try later with my kids.
I love the DIY crafts as there are mostly easily made with materials found around the house. I also enjoy the cooking/baking recipes and some of them can be tried out with children too!
Just look at the screenshot below on one of the example of crafts you can do with your kids! I think this mini aquarium idea is very good, in fact, I almost tried to make it for hubby's Father's Day gift this year but home stuff caught up with me and being a SAHM with 2 kids (3 years old boy and a 10 months old girl), I will have to take a raincheck on this awesome idea!
One of the craft ideas that we did get to try out was the 'Walk the Plank!' where we draws 'planks' on a pavement or path with chalks and then pretend there are water all around the 'planks' and we have to walk on the 'planks' and not fall over.
To be honest, I was about to draw some 'planks' on the floor of our balcony when we heard the fire engine siren zoomed past us (FYI, my house is directly facing the highway and there is a fire station at the end of our housing row) and at the last minute, I ended up drawing a fire engine on the floor as my boy got all excited with the fire engine sound (he is nuts about fire engine related stuff!)
Just in case you can't see the picture above clearly, I actually drew the fire engine from the top view, you can see my boy squatting (or sitting) on the fire engine seat, steering the fire engine to help put out the fire somewhere, and I also drew the ladder, water pipe and tyres around the fire engine as well. Not bad right? Granted, I may not been copying the 'Walk the Planks' idea, but I apply the same chalk drawing method and we ended up having a good time as well!
I would definitely agree that this digital magazine is chock full of creative ideas to do with your kids! You really ought to give this magazine a try, be it the digital or printed version!
You can go to http://creativesteps.co.uk/subscribe/ to find out more on the subscription options.
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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the authorised link to the online editions by Creative Steps in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.