My son Oliver, 11, has diligently read and loved The Week Junior Magazine over the past 12 months after stumbling across it in a hotel pre-lockdown so when Dennis Publishing asked if he, along with myself and his brother Alexander, would like to become ambassadors, sharing how the magazine informs, entertains and empowers young minds (as well as offering exclusive competitions to boot), we were all overjoyed!
‘The magazine I love, Mummy?’ Oliver asked in disbelief when I told him about the collaboration.
This is one of the greatest the highlights of my job: working with brands my family genuinely love and advocate.
It’s the only partnerships we accept here.
Alexander, who is 8 towards the end of September is now also reading the magazine, having vastly improved his reading skills over the homeschool period (he now speed reads). Xander adores the animal stories, film reviews and puzzles within the pages whilst Oliver laps up the science, arts and current affairs coverage. There’s something for every child, whatever their interest and ability. You as a parent can also read The Week Junior with your child, bonding as you do so.
The Week Junior is aimed at 8-14 year olds offering intelligent, balanced, newsworthy and age-appropriate commentary on world events today, written completely with children in mind.
It’s perfect for parents too (I’ve frankly learnt more from our subscription to the magazine than from some of the other papers I buy) and as a former teacher, I can confirm that this magazine would be an asset in every school.
I’m not the only one who feels this way as The Week Junior boasts 90,000 subscribers and that figure is growing daily.
It’s an important, stimuating and fun read for children (‘that doesn’t feel like homework’ according to Oliver).
We know that life can be complex and deeply concerning at times, especially for little people bombarded with endleslly disruptive change day to day and this is where The Week Junior is a gift for children and parents alike. It unpacks and explains world news from Covid to Global Warming and beyond, helping kids understand these issues whilst building compassion, strength and resilience in its young readers.
It also serves as a tool for parents to broach difficult subjects using the articles as openers for discussion, and pointers too.
Equally, the magazine is packed full of inspirational ideas from how to start a book club to animal fact files, word searches (Alexander’s favourite), in- depth features on science, politics and the arts as well as tech breakthroughs, movies reviews and much, much more.
It offers a free delivery service in the UK (and is plastic free) and is also available worldwide.
In fact, when you subscribe today in the UK, you will receive 6 whole issues for FREE. It is then £25.99 every 13 issues (FYI, you receive 20% off if you purchase online).
This weekly magazine encourages inquisitivitness, improves literacy and encourages and hones debating skills. It is colourful, immediate, engaging and exciting-what more could you want for your child?!
Both of my sons spent an hour over three days (3 hours in total), reading their issues, fully engrossed and not once feelimg distracted. On finishing the latest issue, Oliver immediately asked when the next would arrive for delivery.
I’ve never known him so compelled.
Whilst the volume of reading was high during homeschool, tech had taken over somewhat during the summer holidays but The Week Junior has helped us to regain balance, putting both of my boys in good stead for starting school shortly.
With the latest issues preparing children for their return back to full time education, there’s never been a better time to subscribe.
Just some of the articles in the recent issues that captivated my kids are listed below to offer you a taste of what to expect:
- Closest ever pictures of the sun.
- How the Norman conquest changed diets.
- Whales with wonky skulls.
- New emojis for 2020.
- The story behind books and how to publish yours (something they found fascinating as I’m a published author).
- Thai sweetcorn patties recipe.
Each magazine takes approxiamtely 3 hours to read in full depending on your child’s age and ability and my own children like to keep the back issues for posterity, regularly returning to pieces that caught their attention. They will be applying facts learnt to their school work too.
This is a magazine with enough evergreen content to allow you to treasure it forever if you choose to.
It has lots of famous fans too.
Broadacster Jon Snow said this about it,
‘I wish The Week Junior had been around when I was a kid — I’d have known so much more about the world in which I was growing up.’
David Baddiel said,
‘The Week Junior is brilliant! All the news, without the boring bits. Or at least with the boring bits made not boring’.
It is truly unmissable and makes for a super birthday or Christmas present!
Subscribe to The Week Junior HERE.
By doing so you will receive:
A £5 book voucher as a welcome gift so that’s a bundle worth £20 absolutely free with home delivery included!
To celebrate this partnership, I am offering two readers the chance to win 1x £25 WHSmiths gift card you can spend on books and stationery to help with your child’s return to school.
Simply enter below.
Ends 2nd October 2020.
18 + only.
If the winner does not respond within 7 days of the notification email being sent, new winners will be randomly selected.
No cash alternative.
Honestmum Limited will share the details you have provided with Dennis Publishing Limited. A description of how they will use your information can be found here: https://www.dennis.co.uk/
This is a sponsored campaign but as always, our words are honest.
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