LP and Little Man love Mr Tumble and the Something Special series so when we were sent the new Something Special Interactive magazine to review they insisted on reading it straight away.
Unlike other magazines, Something Special works in conjunction with the Blippar app, letting children blip things on the pages using a smart phone or tablet to open up extra content. They loved looking through the pages, scanning things and then watching the Mr Tumble videos alongside reading the magazine.
The magazine is full of games to play, pages to colour, things to make and stories to read and with most pages there is a video that you can open up to compliment the magazine content. LP and Little Man loved watching Mr Tumble say hello to them, paint the picture shown on a page of the magazine and then sing them a goodnight song too.
Something Special also comes with a good amount of stickers and clear instructions of where to stick them throughout the magazine – something that both LP and Little Man love to do.
This issue of Something Special came with two wonderful free gifts – an explorer set with toy binoculars and a magnifying glass as well as a kit to make your own finger puppet – complete with it’s own bed too. The gifts were a great addition to the magazine and something Little Man especially loved to play with.
LP and Little Man really enjoyed the Something Special Interactive Magazine and it was nice to see a magazine with an added dimension of playability. The videos were something so new and different for the children that they really kept them engaged and entertained. It’s something I would love to see in more magazines and I know in time the children will be able to master the art of blipping the interactive aspects of the magazine by themselves.
I think for just £3.99 the Something Special Interactive Magazine has a lot to offer and is definitely something I would buy again in the future.
Disclosure: We were sent the above magazine for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.