Today sees the launch of the first ever CBeebies Furchester Hotel magazine, based around the popular CBeebies series you’ll see all of your favourite Furchester characters inside including Elmo, Cookie Monster and new friends Phoebe, Funella and Furgus. The kiddywinks were very lucky to get an early sneak peek of the magazine so they could share their thoughts on it.
As with most children’s magazine The Furchester Hotel magazine comes with a free gift, this issue has a portrait kit and contains everything needed to make your own portraits of the characters from the show. There is furry fabric, googly eyes, an assortments of backgrounds and frames as well as accessories. Joseph really enjoyed this mixing and matching to create his own fun, brightly coloured characters.
Inside the magazine there are stories, plenty of colouring pages, puzzles and lots and lots of stickers that need placing on pretty much every page. Joseph most enjoyed the stickers, solving problems and answering questions with them particularly in Cookie Monster’s 6 page activity book which is found in the middle of the magazine.
There are lots of opportunities to practice a little bit of writing and pencil control as well with mazes, answers to circle and lines to trace. Joseph needs a little help controlling his pencil so we found these very useful as rather than copying letters from a book he was following the trail across the magazine and helping his Furchester friends.
The Furchester Hotel magazine is a four weekly magazine priced at £2.75 and the first issue is available now.