This week a new magazine caught my attention – ‘The Week Junior’, the fastest growing children’s magazine (highlighted is the claim on the mag). So I decided to see for myself what the fuss was about and I bought it. I read through it; it is packed with information, articles and little inserts about science, history, literature, current affairs,games apps, puzzles. It looks pretty good – what struck me is the approach. A lot of the contributions came from other children; trust and credibility in the magazine being built from peers contribution. Has to be good right?
How long will it entertain a child before he or she goes back to the computer, iPad or TV? I cannot say.
I decided to ask my own daughter, 17 years old – not so junior perhaps – for her opinion. I handed it to her and asked her what she thought of it. She read through it and considering that the mag is only of a few pages, it kept her attention for 5 minutes. Her verdict: it is good, certainly has a lot of information (eyebrows raised).
So, what else do I take away from it? Well, a mouth-watering S’mores recipe made with digestive biscuits, marshmallows and chocolate, apparently first published by the Girl’s Scouts in the US in 1927…it looked delicious…and yes, I have a sweet tooth, and yes, it is true sadly, I never stop learning…
I would be happy to take your views on it, the magazine I mean…not the recipe.