Harrison is now at the age where he can read a few words independently. He will pick up just about anything to read, but particularly loves comics. We use them as a reward – when he has a good week at school he can choose a comic. He particularly loves the ones that feature characters from familiar TV shows, so when he was sent the new Bob the Builder comic from Egmont he was really excited. In fact, both the boys were!
The comic itself is full of all sorts of fun activities for the kids – stories, colouring pages, stickers, posters and puzzles. It’s perfect for kids of both Harrison’s age (4) and Alex’s age (3). Harrison was content to sit and read some of the stories out to me, and Alex loved sitting and listening to them. Although we have absolutely no problem with getting Harrison to read a book, this comic would be a fun way to encourage reluctant readers. The puzzles were simple enough for them to have a go at on their own.
Also included in the pack was a little activity book, which is full of more puzzles and colouring pictures to do. I’ve kept this one to side – it’s perfect for popping in the changing bag with a few pencils for when you are out and about and you need them to sit still for ten minutes!
They especially loved the little plastic hammer toy that came with it – they’ve been running around the house fixing everything.
Never mind what I have to say about it though, see what Harrison thought!
The comic, which is priced at £3.99, is published every three weeks. It’s available from supermarkets and newsagents.