Enter a world of adventure and learning! Keep kids aged around 6-11 years entertained for hours with Discovery Box magazine, a fun and education read filled with interesting factoids and stories. It covers all basic areas of the curriculum such as history, science, nature, DIY and more in a vibrant way that will stick in the memory because it’s an interactive way of learning! There are DIY experiments, recipes to keep young ones busy, not to mention comic strips and cartoons. Discovery Box is a 2010 and 2011 winner of a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award, so that’s proof that kids give it the thumbs up.
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Honestly, this kind of thing would have been perfect for me as a child. Luckily, I had a garden to blow off steam in, but nothing sounds more fun, even now, than learning how to cook cakes, create costumes or invent games based on the mad characters tearing through the pages of Discovery Box.
I spent last summer as a nanny to two young girls who were constantly asking me to play games with them, and I ran out of ideas fast. Just looking over this magazine, whether you use ideas from it or not, has given me a great deal of inspiration. Imaginary treks through the jungle, make your own robot suit, send a day in the life of a Roman, draw your own comic or even make up your own dance routine. I could go on for hours in that vein, because in hindsight, pretending to be an eight year old again sounds all too appealing. It really can be difficult keeping young ones amused when you’re not in the mindset of a child, so I highly recommend seeking out a bit of inspiration when feeling lost. Perhaps you’ve got your first job in child care, or you’ve promised to play with your own children at the weekend, a bit of a creative boost will certainly not go a miss.
Discovery Box, for 9-12 year-olds, a journey of discovery through nature, science, history and lots more. Each issue contains 60 pages with: Animal section with stunning photos and concise, informative texts to introduce children to animals. History section with historical events retold through a picture story, facts and photos to stimulate reader's appetite for learning about the past. Science pages with scientific topics through pictures and with instructions for simple and exciting experiments, stories, quizzes, funfacts, games, recipes, things to make and do, jokes, puzzles, cartoons…