Mumbler have recently partnered up with The Week Junior magazine, and we couldn’t be happier to tell you all about it. We’ve actually been buying the magazine ourselves for about 5 months & we absolutely love it. It’s an award-winning magazine, aimed at children aged 8-14 years old.
The Week Junior delivers news, information & current affairs to kids in a way that they understand, but without scaring (or patronising) them. It is read by over 90,000 families each week. Each edition is a round-up of what’s been going on in the world & is packed with news and events as well as nature, science, history, books, sport, technology, films, recipes, puzzles, quizzes, ideas on things to make and do and more. it’s written in a way to help kids that age engage & understand and it covers all of the main news events but also less mainstream stories, that they might not otherwise hear about.
We originally subscribed for my eldest daughter, she is 11 years old. She loves that fact that the magazine gets delivered addressed especially to her each Friday (without any plastic wrapping- she’s well-aware of environmental issues!) and she devours each issue cover to cover.
My youngest daughter isn’t a great reader (she’s dyslexic) but she loves The Week Junior as well- each week she snatches her sisters copy without fail. She has a good flick through as she finds the imagery & photography incredibly appealing. Her favourite pages are the “Photos of the Week” As a parent, I love that The Week Junior is so visually appealing that it actually encourages a dyslexic reluctant reader to pick it up & have a browse!
Rather than review The Week Junior myself, I thought I’d let my daughter Tilly (11 years) tell you about it in her own words.
“I have been getting The Week Junior for about 17 weeks now and it has been my favourite way to stay informed throughout the whole of lockdown. Even before lockdown I read the Week Junior at my school. Me & my class mates would always try & find it first because we love to read all the exciting stories going on around the world.
My favourite issue so far was probably the one about the 75th anniversary of VE day. I loved to learn about what people did to celebrate the end of the war in Europe on VE day.
I like the way that the magazine explains the stories that I heard on the news, but in a way that I understand. I also like the science bits- the magazine told us about the Space X rocket (although we didn’t manage to see it on the night!) and it tells me all about nature and what good news stories are going on such as rare birds nesting & the Big Butterfly count”
The magazine is really well read in the Mumbler house. Once the kids are in bed, I’m not ashamed to admit that I have a read as well (it was invaluable for setting ”pub quiz” current affairs for zoom quizzes during lockdown!) We are thrilled to give it our Mumbler stamp of approval & to thoroughly recommend that you give it a go.
It’s a no-brainer at the moment as The Week Junior is absolutely FREE for the first 6 issues. After this free trial, you’ll pay just £25.99 every 13 issues – saving 20% every week
-As well as this, for a limited time, you’ll also get a £5 Book Voucher to use at Scholastic as a welcome gift when you subscribe – perfect to join in their Summer of Reading challenge (minimum spend £20)