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The wonderful world of Storytime magazine

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Fables, fairytales, historic tales, poems, myths, stories from around the world — my kids love them all and so do I. On weekend mornings, often one child after the other comes crawling into our big bed (if they weren’t in there already!), and we all snuggle up together, like a big pile of baby mice around their mama. Then I read stories for them, for as long as they can convince me to stay in bed.

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Have you heard of Storytime Magazine yet? (You might very well have, as Courtney introduced the concept on the blog before here.) It is a subscription based magazine, full of all sorts of wonderful stories as mentioned above: fables, fairytales, historic tales, poems, myths, stories from around the world… Because our children range in age (2 – 10), Storytime Magazine is the perfect family read for us — the way the stories are chosen, written and illustrated, makes that they appeal to everyone (mama included)! They are the perfect length, and, what makes it extra fun, is that there are lots of little educational tips included throughout the magazine. There’s relevant (historical) background information, there are cute counting and colour exercises, fun suggestions for recipes to make or games to play, etc. Also, there are pages with sweet activities, puzzles and quizzes, all tying in to the stories that are told in the magazine — encouraging readers to flip back through the magazine and once again look at what was told before.

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Storytime Magazine is celebrating their first birthday this month (happy birthday, Storytime!), so they are now offering Babyccino Kids readers a wonderful introductionary discount — a good opportunity to try out the subscription for a really low price. If you’re interested, you can check out the details here.

xxx Esther

This post is sponsored by Storytime Magazine, a company we personally use and recommend! Storytime Magazine has been a longtime member of our shopping portal.


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Comments (14)

Vanessa in Scotland
October 1, 2015

We love Storytime! I purchased the subscription last time Courtney wrote about it and the girls really loved it. I only cancelled it when we moved. I’m really happy they’re doing another offer so I’ve just re-subscribed. Thank you for sharing Esther xx


Kathrin
October 1, 2015

Thanks Esther, that sounds really great! I just wonder about something, since you live In The Netherlands, you most likely speak Dutch at home as your native language? From what I see on the pictures the Magazine is written in English, so do you read English to your children, also the younger ones? Thats a question I think about for some time now, how you deal the language differences when you all meet up with your kids? We live in Germany and I have a four year old son, who is very interested in other languages, also English, but I think he wouldn’t understand a whole magazine or book written in a foreign language, although I would love to subscribe this magazine as it looks lovely!Maybe I just give it a try!


Esther in Amsterdam
October 1, 2015

Yes! I read to them in English. Even though we speak Dutch at home, my kids are (kind of) bi-lingual. They understand English when spoken to, and speak English on a basic level. So when we all meet up, my kids have no problem speaking English with Courtney’s and Emilie’s families. In a nutshell — they all went to one year of British nursery from the age of 3 to 4 (Casper just started his year!). Then, I’ve always had English speaking baby-sitters for them. Also, they watch films in English (Peppa Pig to start with). And, we read to them in English (although not exclusively). It works really well! I think you should just try and see how it goes — it’s not so hard as kids, I think, are so receptive to foreign languages while they are still young! 🙂 x


October 1, 2015

We get this, it’s a BIG hit x


Marieke
October 1, 2015

I am curious: do you read these stories to your children in English? Do they understand English? I presume there’s no copy in Dutch?


Esther in Amsterdam
October 1, 2015

Yes, I read to them in English, see comment above! And no, no copy in Dutch… xx


October 1, 2015

Oh! I see it’s now available in the US! It wasn’t the last time I checked. Hurray!


Esther in Amsterdam
October 1, 2015

Yay!! 🙂


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Lisa
October 1, 2015

loving their pajamas!


October 1, 2015

Storytime sounds like a fabulous magazine to read with my grandchildren! Thanks for telling us about it.


Kathrin
October 2, 2015

Esther, thats very interesting that you raise your kids kind of bilingual, maybe that would be a good topic for your Tuesday Tips☺I would love to hear more about this!


Leigh
October 2, 2015

My kids love this magazine! I also got a subscription the last time it was mentioned on your blog, and it is a hit with all of them – ages 11, 10, 8 and 6.


Leah
October 6, 2015

I love their pyjamas too. Can I ask where are they from? I though I saw them on your blog but cannot find them


Esther in Amsterdam
October 7, 2015

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