We are celebrating together with the Barbie magazine this month because this month’s August edition is the 200th issue! The Forts and Fairies team is honoured to be featured in the magazine this month too, so be sure to get your copy of the magazine and let us know what you think. We also have an exciting Barbie magazine competition launching soon so stay tuned!
Women’s Day is coming up next week and to honour Women’s Month this August the 200th issue of the Barbie magazine focuses on a girl power theme. I love that this gives us the opportunity to chat to our daughters about supporting their girl friends.
In the story this month Barbie’s mom is offered a promotion at work and the family chooses to pull together to support her dreams by helping more around the house. There is also a quiz after the story which forms a comprehension exercise.
We love the craft activity which gives readers the chance to build a note box to share with their friends. The craft activity is always Amy’s favourite, and this month was no different! She loved cutting out and decorating her bunny note box, and she’s looking forward to sharing the compliment notes (for example, “You brighten my day!” and “You are strong.”) included in the magazine and her drawings with her best friends in this box at school. I love that this encourages girls to let their friends know how amazing they are.
This issue has plenty of fun activities to keep young girls busy, including handwriting practice, number ordering, money sums which is paired with a fun craft element, code breaker, drawing shapes, learning about emotions as well as an introduction to prepositions and syllables.
The Barbie magazine is available monthly nationwide from My SPAR and WOOLWORTHS and also online from Cool Mags at www.coolmags.co.za. The August issue is available in stores and online now so make sure you check it out!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, however, the views and opinions expressed in this review are my own.