This was published on one of our Sister sites a few weeks ago. Might come in useful over the next few weeks!
Are you struggling to think of a birthday present idea or just ways to keep your kids entertained away from screens? Try one of these Mumbler Favourite Subscriptions. From gardening to puzzles there is something for every age and every interest.
Mud & Bloom
Mud & Bloom provides seasonal monthly nature crafts and gardening activity boxes for 3-8 year old’s, delivered through your door.
Mud & Bloom connects children to nature. The monthly subscription box delivers seasonal nature crafts and gardening activities to your door. Each box contains everything you need for four growing and craft activities along with nature news and games to teach children about the seasons, plants, insects, birds, soil and rainfall.
Mud & Bloom is created by qualified teachers for children aged 3-8 and supports the national curriculum with influence from Forest School, Steiner and Montessori education.
The boxes are developed with the busy parent in mind, so include everything you need to get started. Most of the craft activities are designed to get children finding and using objects from nature – all of which can be found easily on a short walk to your garden or local park. You may occasionally need things from your recycling box, such as old jam jars. For the growing activities, you’ll also need something to plant in such as old egg cartons, yogurt or plant pots.
A flexible subscription encouraging crafting, creativity and learning in children aged 3-8. Personally addressed to your child and delivered to your door.
Inspired by Montessori learning and championing STEAM, each toucanBox is built by educational experts to help develop key skills.
Everything you need: a magazine, craft materials and instructions. Enjoy the hands-on process of making, then play! Finished crafts turn into interactive games, dress-up, role-play, toys and much more.
The Week Junior magazine explains news and current affairs to young people in a safe, accessible and inspiring way.
Engaging, immediate, colourful and entertaining, it offers a weekly opportunity for 8–14-year-olds to explore their world and develop their own opinions about the things that matter.
With content ranging from science, technology, animals and the environment to apps, coding and entertainment, every issue is carefully created to feed curious young minds. Launched in November 2015, The Week Junior is adored by its readers, praised by parents and teachers and has won a number of awards in recognition of its editorial excellence.
Healthy kids cooking kits delivered through your letterbox! Each month receive a new recipe with all the dry organic ingredients your little cook will need to make it.
These lovely little boxes offer quality time with children, away from screens and distractions, while cooking up something yummy and healthy together.
Designed by Helen, a registered nutritionist, each monthly box contains an easy to follow recipe and all the dry organic ingredients perfectly measured out to make it, free from refined ingredients like sugar and gluten. These lovely kits make cooking with kids fun, easy and healthy!
Children who cook are less fussy, eat more veggies and learn an essential life skill – how to feed themselves. But alongside these important benefits, we hope that our boxes offer opportunities for connection – so many of us recall helping in the kitchen as some of our happiest childhood memories, and we want our boxes to help create as many of those precious moments as possible.
First News is a weekly newspaper aimed at 7 to 14-year-olds that aims to get kids talking about the news in an easy to understand and non-threatening way.
It covers issues which are relevant to children and which specifically affect them. Inside you’ll find a mix of world news and UK news, but also loads of fun stuff, such as entertainment, games, animals, sport and puzzles. Reporting the good news too!
News is all around us and children pick up on news wherever they go. But not all news is bad and we passionately believe there are lots of positive stories out there. We love to cover the nice news too and celebrate what is good about the world.
Children and parents love the bright, colourful format and fascinating pictures that support the stories. The articles are just the right length to keep children’s attention. And it looks like a newspaper – this goes down really well with kids!
An exciting monthly science magazine for 6 to 12-year-old children. Printed on real paper (from sustained forests) and distributed directly to readers’ doors, the magazine is packed full of fascinating articles, hands-on science experiments and lots of science jokes!
Whizz Pop Bang aims to appeal to all children equally, showcasing both male and female scientist role models and covering a broad range of science topics to suit all interests.
Each issue of the magazine contains loads of ideas for science activities and experiments to encourage children to investigate for themselves, nurturing independent learning and curiosity. Every month we feature stories about scientists from the past, interviews with cutting edge scientists, an up-to-date science news section, articles on all manner of science topics and plenty of fun puzzles and competitions to inspire the next generation of scientists.
The Perfect Magazine For Imaginative Children Aged 7-12 Who Love Reading.
The Official Jacqueline Wilson magazine is based on the award-winning author, her books and characters, and is full of fantastic features for the fanatic reader! Packed full of interesting stories, writing tips and activities.
Issues per year: 17 Price: First 4 issues for just £4, then £15 every 4 issues.
A vibrant mix of puzzles and games in full colour to suit a broad age range.
Familiar puzzles include crossword, kriss Kross, Wordsearch, Brick Trick, Hidden Words, Add Up, Spot The Difference, Sudoku and more. Children also have the opportunity to enter two exciting prize competitions.* Every issue also comes with a free pencil, so that kids can begin solving right away! 100+ puzzles.
This is the ideal screen-free children’s entertainment system!
Storytime is the UK’s favourite illustrated monthly story magazine for kids aged 3 to 9.
Our colourful, educational magazine is filled with classic fairy tales, myths, legends, folk tales, fables, poems, rhymes, stories from around the world and new tales by new writers. You’ll remember some of our stories from your childhood, but you can also discover exciting new stories together.
Plus, in every magazine, there are story-inspired puzzles, activities and games – and free downloads on our site, too! No plastic tat on the cover. No throwaway content. No adverts. Our magazine is printed on fine quality paper so you can treasure it forever. In fact, we hope you’ll read it to your little ones and, in time – as their reading skills develop – they’ll read it back to you. Our research shows that Storytime boosts literacy levels in our young readers and parents and teachers agree that it works too.