Today, I’m sharing my Hey Duggee Magazine Review. Sydney has loved Hey Duggee since it first appeared on CBeebies. She regularly watches the show on iPlayer, so I was confident she would be really excited about the brand new Hey Duggee magazine.
Sam and Syd already have subscriptions to several of the CBeebies magazines. Syd in particular loves it when they arrive, and she enjoys doing the stickers and colouring in. We do the educational activities together during 1-1 times, too. We received a copy of the first issue of the new CBeebies Hey Duggee magazine a little early in order to give you a sneaky peek inside the cover, and to share our thoughts…
Hey Duggee Magazine Review
The magazine follows the adventures of the show’s main characters…Duggee and the Squirrel Club members as they earn their cake badges. The free gift in this issue is a Hey Duggee themed play baking set. It contains a Duggee shaped cookie cutter, a play spoon and whisk, a velcro fastening “Hey Duggee” Chef’s hat and a “Roly” finger puppet. The front cover is bright and eye catching. The back cover has a preview of the November issue – packed with Christmas adventures.
The magazine is out once a month, and costs £2.75. It supports the Early Years Curriculum and is aimed at 3 to 6 year olds. Issue 1 contains 36 pages in total (including the front and back covers). It also contains over 35 stickers, to be used within the magazine. Here’s a sneaky peek at some of the pages and activities included within issue 1…
Once you get inside the magazine, you realise exactly how educational it is. As well as 2 fun stories to encourage reading, there’s also lots of activities to get your child thinking for themselves. (Mazes, colouring in, a recipe for cookies, drawing, dot-to-dot, problem solving, maths and more besides).
As well as lots of fun, educational content, there’s lots of great craft activities too. There’s the recipe I mentioned earlier, a cut-out Duggee kitchen model, a fun cut-out activity which allows your child to give Duggee a new hair style and lots of opportunities to get creative with drawing and colouring.
I love the fact that page 2 tells you which areas of learning are covered within the magazine – I found this really interesting to read. We have being reading and completing a page or two from the magazine each day, rather than doing it all at once. For the £2.75 RRP I think the magazine is a great purchase. Issue 1 is available to buy from today (21st October) from newsagents.
This is not a sponsored post. I was sent a copy for the purpose of this review, but all words and opinions are my own.
Finally, if this Hey Duggee Magazine Review has been useful, you can read more of my reviews here.