5 of the Best Magazines that Families Love

Anorak Magazine, the ‘happy mag for kids’ is aimed at boys and girls aged between 6 and 12 years old. Please note that they welcome kids of any age to enjoy the magazine but to really fully enjoy it, they need to be proficient readers. £6 online and in selected stores.

Okido is the brainchild of multimedia designer and scientist, Sophie Dauvois and illustrator Rachel Ortas, and is beautifully illustrated by contemporary artists and designers. (see contributors list). Okido is designed for children aged 3-8. £4 online and in selected stores.

Charlie and Lola is an innovative and interactive arts and crafts magazine for little children with big imaginations. Each monthly issue comes with a free craft kit and over 50 special stickers. A wide range of activities help children to learn through craft, and enjoy a different experience every month. Age 4-7 years.£2.99 all major stockists

CBeebies Weekly is packed full of great activities to satisfy your little one’s artistic talents, so get stuck in to cartoon art with the Smarteenies and try colouring by shapes with the bouncy Bobinogs. Cbeebies magazine includes, of course, all the characters from the television channel. Ages 3-6. £1.99 all major stockists.

Enter a world of adventure and learning! Keep kids aged around 6-11 years entertained for hours with Discovery Box magazine, a fun and education read filled with interesting factoids and stories. It covers all basic areas of the curriculum such as history, science, nature, DIY and more in a vibrant way that will stick in the memory because it’s an interactive way of learning! There are DIY experiments, recipes to keep young ones busy, not to mention comic strips and cartoons. Discovery Box is a 2010 and 2011 winner of a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award, so that’s proof that kids give it the thumbs up. £40 per year for 10 issues, other subscriptions available.