Buying my daughter a kids magazine at the airport was one of her treats before we’d jet off on holiday. The theory was it would give her something to do on the flight and entertain her for parts of the holiday. She’d always go for the magazine with the most attractive plastic toys on the front. Sound familiar?

Often the rest of the magazine was discarded without much of a look. In fact, I have a pile of them at home which I am hoping one day she’ll complete. After the initial excitement of the toys has faded and the odd sticker page has been done, there wasn’t a lot in the way of content. Discovering a new kind of magazine, Storytime, has been very refreshing. It is packed with quality story content –  and not a plastic toy in sight.

Storytime: UK's only story magazineStorytime isn’t your average kids magazine. Each issue has several different stories – it’s more like a book of short stories than a magazine. There’s a mix of fairy tales, poems, myths and legends and folk tales. Some stories have a modern twist on a traditional tale and there’s always an international story too which adds to the magazine’s educational value.

My daughter has really enjoyed looking through the magazine’s eye-catching, colourful illustrations and reading some of the stories with me. Many of them are by well known children’s writers such as Michael Rosen and Amanda Brandon – a mark of its quality.

Mrs T reading Storytime

The magazine is also a handy travel companion. We no longer have to pack bulky books on holiday, we have a magazine with several stories a day to devour. We also don’t need to get another branded children’s magazine which never gets read!

Storytime doesn’t have any plastic toys, stickers or adverts. As well as the stories, each issue has puzzles, games and colouring which Mrs T enjoys completing. As it is a subscription magazine, there’s always huge excitement when one drops through the letterbox addressed to her.

Mrs T reads Storytime

Storytime is printed on high-quality paper which means it can weather our travels AND take pride of place in my daughter’s book shelf.

I really like the ethos and background to Storytime. It was set up by a team who worked in publishing for well-known branded magazines who wanted to create a kids magazine that put the focus back on reading again.

Storytime also runs as a social enterprise. Profit is reinvested to support parents in spending more time reading with their children and working with schools, charities and councils to improve the literacy of families across the UK.

Storytime: UK's only story magazine

The delightful Storytime magazines are a great way to discover new stories every month. They are quality, fun but also educational. We love them and I am sure you will too. As such, I have a special discount for those of you who wish to subscribe and get these fab magazines posted to you every month. Just click on this link to get 35% off. It works out at just over £2.50 an issue.


I also have three winter bundles of Storytime magazines to give away! The new festive Storytime bundle is stuffed with Christmassy tales including A Visit from St Nick, The Nutcracker, Snow White and Santa Claus. They would make a wonderful gift!

Storytime Christmas bundle

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22 Comments on Storytime Magazine Review and Giveaway

  1. Magda
    November 29, 2017 at 11:40 am (4 months ago)

    Great article LIZ !!!!

    • Wander Mum
      November 29, 2017 at 1:04 pm (4 months ago)

      Thank you Magda! x

  2. Margaret Gallagher
    November 30, 2017 at 10:38 am (4 months ago)

    The variety of articles makinģ learning fun

  3. Solange
    December 1, 2017 at 12:46 am (4 months ago)

    I like that it’s fun but, educational and that you can discover new stories every month.

  4. Jo Addison
    December 4, 2017 at 2:33 pm (4 months ago)

    I love the fact that it is a social enterprise.

    • Wander Mum
      December 5, 2017 at 10:52 pm (3 months ago)

      Isn’t it great!

  5. Adrian Bold
    December 8, 2017 at 9:59 pm (3 months ago)

    The different types of articles.

  6. Martina Pichova
    December 8, 2017 at 10:01 pm (3 months ago)

    I like the stories – it’s a bit like a reading a book.

    • Wander Mum
      December 11, 2017 at 8:35 pm (3 months ago)

      It really is!

  7. michelle o'neill
    December 9, 2017 at 8:25 am (3 months ago)

    my grandaughter would love these x

  8. Kev Cannon
    December 9, 2017 at 9:58 am (3 months ago)

    I haven’t actually read the magazine – in fack I’d never heard of it but I think it is a great idea and I’ll look out for it in future to give it a try

    • Wander Mum
      December 11, 2017 at 8:34 pm (3 months ago)

      It’s a brilliant product.

  9. Angela Treadway
    December 9, 2017 at 5:18 pm (3 months ago)

    i like that it has activities in it, will keep the kids busy for a bit! x

  10. Ruth Harwood
    December 10, 2017 at 12:06 pm (3 months ago)

    It keeps my younger daughter occupied, she loves it!

  11. Laura Pritchard
    December 10, 2017 at 1:46 pm (3 months ago)

    The bright fun images!

  12. janine atkin
    December 10, 2017 at 6:23 pm (3 months ago)

    i love that is keeps children interested in reading

    December 11, 2017 at 7:32 am (3 months ago)

    colourful pictures and stories

  14. Lynn Neal
    December 11, 2017 at 11:43 am (3 months ago)

    I love the bright and colourful illustrations and short stories easy to read to my grandchildren when we don’t have long!

  15. Anneka
    December 11, 2017 at 11:46 am (3 months ago)

    Love that it covers a broad range of educational yet fun activities than can be done together or independently. I also love all the bright colours and illustrations.

  16. Kirsteen Mackay
    December 11, 2017 at 12:17 pm (3 months ago)

    I like that it’s educational

  17. becci cleary
    December 11, 2017 at 7:33 pm (3 months ago)

    It keeps my kids quiet for so long – they love it, its something we can sit down together and read

  18. Tee Simpson
    December 11, 2017 at 10:46 pm (3 months ago)

    I like the stiries. Its like a book


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