On Thursday a brand new pre-school magazine hits the shelves featuring none other than the CBeebies favourites Abney & Teal and we were given an exclusive sneak preview!
There are 35 full colour pages to the magazine which is choc-a-bloc with activities to help develop early years learning. Joseph, who desperately needs to practice his pencil control and learn his numbers had lots of fun with the Abney & Teal’s Counting Workbook which takes over 8 pages of the magazine. He loved counting and then tracing over the numbers with great care and attention and took great pride in sticking on his “well done” sticker once he’d completed each page.
Other activities included are coloring pages, puzzles, mazes and there are also Abney, Teal & Neep puppets to cut out and create. The centre of the magazine pulls out to revel a lovely four week reward chart with a sticker scene to complete with the large sticker sheet included. The reward chart has a daily task to be achieved which as well as including small easy to do chores, such as making my bed look tidy, include fun activities to be done together. Today’s task was to learn a new song so we’ve all been singing Five Little Ducks!
Imogen has thoroughly enjoyed reading the Abney & Teal magazine to Joseph, especially the story “A sleepless night” which she read without any help at all, well done Imogen!
Just like many children’s magazines the front cover features a free gift and this, the first issue, features a musical set comprising of a small guitar and recorder. There are also competitions to enter and a page for you to do your own drawing to send in and possibly be featured in the next issue.
The Adventures of Abney & Teal is available from Thursday 23rd October priced at £2.99 and can be found in most newsagents and supermarkets UKMums.tv are also running a competition to win a six months subscription here.