Disclosure: This product was sent to us free of charge for the purpose of this review. However, as per my disclaimer, this review represents our honest opinion of the product.
Product: Hey Duggee Magazine
Age Range: toddler & pre-schoolers
Manufacturer’s Description: Crammed with excitement and accomplishment, Hey Duggee is the most rewarding magazine for children who love keeping busy, and want to be part of Duggee’s Squirrel Club.
Every month will open a new treasure trove of adventure, action and discovery for budding Squirrel Club members and there are rewards a-plenty as they join the Squirrels in their quest for the latest badge… all while having a really good giggle!
The editorial is varied, immediate, exciting and most of all… SUPER FUN! All together now: Ah-WOOF!
Review: Georgie and Lydia are both huge Hey Duggee fans, Lydia in particular, so it was no hardship at all to be invited to get a sneak peek of the new Hey Duggee magazine for this review! I think they have seen every single episode – multiple times – and now, every four weeks, they will get to enjoy one of their favourite CBeebies show in magazine form.
This first edition of the magazine is based around the “Cake Badge” – if you are not familiar with Hey Duggee, it is centred around the Squirrel Club who do various activities and have different adventures, all in the pursuit of different badges. Each edition of the magazine will be on a different theme, for a different badge – a lovely way to keep the content fresh.
Included was a little packet of baking themed goodies (including a Duggee shaped cookie cutter – amazing!), with a cake badge to stick on a poster in the centre of the magazine. We’ll be holding onto the poster, and each time she has a Hey Duggee magazine we will be able to stick on the Golden Duggee badge from the sticker sheet, and the badge from the front of the magazine too.
With a great mixture of sticking, colouring, simple puzzles, and so on, this magazine has proved to be really fun for Lydia – and sneakily educational, with shape and colour matching in there too. It supports the early years curriculum, which is really great for early development.
The magazine has two stories in; one about the squirrels’ quest for a cake badge, and the other is a restful bedtime story, perfect for winding down in the evening. There are loads of fun sticker pages, and Lydia really enjoyed doing them on her own (miss independent!) – the stickers aren’t too small or fiddly, so great for little hands.
As you can see from the photos, Lydia has really been enjoying this magazine, and we still have lots to do. It is bright, colourful, and perfect for little ones who are fans of the TV show. The price is really reasonable, and I can see it being a much loved treat in this house. 5 stars!