Earlier this week I ordered Bella a copy of the very first issue of BIG kids magazine. It arrived yesterday and WOW, what an amazing and beautiful magazine!! There's a little story behind how we stumbled upon the website to order our first issue, but basically it included a little bit of begging from Bella because her lovely little online friend Zali (and one third creator of the Utterly Awesome Blythe Club with Bella & Emily) has a fabulous step by step animation tutorial in the magazine. Bella was very keen to see her friend in print!
It arrived yesterday and Bella spent over an hour reading, absorbing every detail and creating from the magazine and she's is only up to page 20, just one third of the way through. The pages are beautifully illustrated, interesting and full of creative and thought provoking ideas for little people.
There's also a separate print included (on gorgeous quality thick matte paper) which is part of a BIG art collection, to fill with colour and keep.
I've been dreaming of a magazine like this for my children for quite some time. It's very inspirational and my only complaint is that it's a biannual publication - I can't imagine having to wait a full six months for the next issue and either can Bella!!
If you're interested in ordering issue one for your little people, pop over HERE. You can purchase a single issue (including postage) for $18 or a subscription for $35 (including postage). I only ordered the single issue, because I wanted to see what the magazine was like inside - in hindsight I should have purchased a subscription.
P.S. Incase you're wondering.....BIG stand for bravery, imagination and generosity.