Monday, March 17, 2014

{3rd Party Review + Giveaway } More than just reading from I.LOVE.READING Magazines

Cultivating a love for reading may not just be from reading solely from a book. I have nurtured an independent, young reader. He reads and widens his knowledge from the materials he came across. Apart from books, we read everywhere, from the posters and advertisements at the MRT stations, signboards on the road, phamplets and flyers etc. Learning from magazines are not new to him.

Xav loves books but he loves magazines even more ! He was glued to the six copies of series when he first received them  (Volume 2, Issue 7 - 12) ;
- Pets Are Special
- Our Precious Planet
- Staying healthy and happy with Stella and Stan
- Creatures of The Sea
- Community Helper
- Kindness Matters, is suitable for children from age 5 - 9. It seeks to develop the joy of reading in children and to complement their learning through a series of well thought out stories and activities. It centres around three main characters a brother and sister name Stan and Stella; and Lulu, a ‘magical’ monkey.

But wait ! Who says children under age of 4 can't read together ! is made compatible with Pen Pal Whizz. Xav used it and read through the magazine with Vera.  She was very much attracted to the talking pen ! Read about my reviews HERE.

It became a nice bonding session for the pair of siblings, reading through the magazines together.

As Xav read, he came across questions that were set within the stories to help develop critical thinking skills, comprehension as well as to allow him to develop empathy towards the characters in the stories.


Apart from stories, has fun activities like words scrambles, word searches, spot the differences, mazes and simple crafts, are some fun ways to help develop skills such as fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination and word recognition.

Word Scrambles
Spot the difference

Various little act of kindness which you can easily pick up and remind yourselves. I have been observing him for quite some time. My little gentleman here, knows when to give up his seat to the ones in need like the elderly and mummies carrying a child in their arms. He can learn more of other little act of kindness through series - Kindness Matters .

From the magazines, learn about Science as well ! I have definitely picked up the shells before as shown below but did not know their names. Even I'm learning from !

Identify and name those shells

One of Xav's favourite topic - Food and Nutrition. At times, he could talk about it non stop and "lecture" me on what kind of healthy food I should be eating.

Food Detective - Guess the food !

Some tips in taking care of our Planet Earth.

Tips on caring for planet earth
I love this especially when it tells more about the unusual occupations that people may not look up to - the cleaners and rubbish collectors. I always remind Xav that without them, we will be having  rubbish all around us and using dirty washrooms in the malls.

Teaching children what numbers to call in case of emergency or not. Perhaps, you may want to read through an incident which I came across and determine if that was an emergency or non emergency situation.

Not only it's educational, it's fun and engaging too! comes in Volume 1 and 2  consisting of 6 issues per volume (e.g. total 12 issues in both volumes)

The usual price for each volume is $22 and there is a current promotion going on for both volumes in a bundle is $35 (Inclusive of GST). Pretty affordable for a year, don't you agree ?

Giveaway Alert ! JLB has kindly sponsored a set for one lucky reader here. If you wish to win a set of Volume 2 consisting of 6 magazines, do leave a comment indicating how would the magazines benefit your child/children and not forgetting your email address after the comments.
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To note:
* Giveaway is open to participants residing in Singapore Only.
* Giveaway will end on 22nd March 2014.
* Incomplete entries will be voided.
* Winner will be notified by email.

Good luck !

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Disclaimer: We received a set of Volume 2 series for review purposes. No monetary compensation is involved and all opinions are of my own.


Ting said...

I think it will be good to expose kyle to as many books and as many different genes as possible. ;) thank you for hosting this giveaway.

M Lim said...

Magazines might appeal more to my active kid who cannot sit still for too long to read!

Mei S said...

This will be my son's first magazine. I think he will enjoy it as the contents look really interesting and colourful!

Unknown said...

Hi, I've been looking for an eng language mag for my son. Right now he loves YS mag. Will like to win this for him.

Anonymous said...

That wouldbe a good start to enjoy reading.

Fairy Thotz said...

I have difficulty getting my #2 to read, hopefully the magazine will help to develop his interest in it.


Anonymous said...

My 2 children love reading a lot. And I will be happy to introduce them to magazine-style books. The topics are short enough to help my 2ys old focus, while my 6yrs old can enjoy a varieties of contents on her own in the magazines.

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