Magazines {The Ordinary Moments}

We have a little bit of a tradition in our house – magazines. Whenever we go on a long journey, a couple of hours in the car, we pick magazines up for the children to keep them entertained, have a little treat and be something else to do that doesn’t involve staring at the in-car DVD players.

LP and Little Man love magazines – there’s always a free toy or other treat with them and the pages are full of bright colours and so much to look at. They spend hours scouring the pages, reading stories, looking at pictures and doing activities – a magazine to them is like the most wonderful treat – and one that just keeps on giving.

I know some people think that magazines are a waste of money or a big expense but for us they’re great value for money, and something that has turned into a regular part of our lives. After they have read the magazines on that first car journey they take the toys into the house with them – sometimes the magazines too – for the colouring and drawing activities.

But then the magazine returns to the car to keep them company on another journey. They swap magazines, share them and read them often. They end up with half a dozen magazines in a pile between their car seats, everything from Thomas and Friends to Mr Tumble and Andy’s Amazing Adventures. It gives them so much choice of things to read, so much variety and makes our car journeys so much smoother. They’ll even pick them up on the way to school for a quick flick through before their school day begins.

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15 thoughts on “Magazines {The Ordinary Moments}

  1. I think there are some magazines that I wouldn’t have for the kids but lots of them are great. We buy them for long car journeys too, or anything that’s going to involve them having to sit and wait patiently, and the Lego ones and National Geographic Kids are firm favourites, along with Thomas the Tank Engine! I have a little bit of a magazine habit myself so I’ve always wanted to find the kids something to ‘match’ that brings them as much pleasure as it does me πŸ™‚
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  2. I don’t buy magazines often, I tend to spend time reading when I can. I do buy writing ones now and again, but you know when you picked them up, it’s nice to have a wee read. The kids ones can be useful at times, they are expensive for what they are, but can be useful for amusing them. xx

  3. My kids love a magazine too. I think they’re quite expensive for what they are but it’s an easy win for me so I buy them every now and again. They don’t tend to last much longer than an hour or so around here but maybe when Mabel can read to herself they will have a longer lifespan. I have to admit I throw them away as soon as I can get away with because I hate having something extra to clutter up the house! xx
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