First Friends Magazine

First Friends Magazine

As a treat every now and then I treat Daniel to a magazine. I tend to buy either Thomas the Tank Engine or Peter Rabbit. I like these magazines as they have stickers, colouring pages, stories and they tend to have a theme to them, for example the last Thomas magazine was themed around the letter ‘S’ and the engine ‘Spencer’.

I was sent a copy of a new magazine called First Friends and yesterday Daniel and I sat down and worked our way through it whilst Emma napped.

First Friends Magazine

The magazine features a host of characters. I was worried if Daniel would know many of these as we don’t watch TV (other than Peter Rabbit). However it features characters from books that we read including the very hungry caterpillar, Spot and Elmer.

I liked the magazine as there are plenty of different activities to complete as well as suggestions of other activities that you can complete. Daniel enjoyed the stickers and the colouring. He hasn’t shown much interest in developing pencil control but with this magazine he did engage with the activity (rather than random colouring!) and did it rather well I think.

first friends 3

I liked the poster inside that came with the magazine and we will display this soon. It is a Spot poster and Daniel and Emma adore the Spot stories and we had a good chat about this poster and the things we could see on it for the party. I was surprised at how much Daniel was able to tell me about the poster.

first friends magazine

The magazine is priced at £2.99 and is a monthly magazine. It is aimed at the pre-school age range and there is plenty to suit all that age range I suspect. Daniel certainly enjoyed the pencil control activities and the spot poster. the wide range of characters means that it will appeal to a wide range of children and there is plenty of activities within the magazine to occupy an afternoon or two.

It is a magazine we will look out for again.


I was sent a copy of this magazine in exchange for a fair and honest review. All words, images and opinions are my own.




  1. Pat
    9th July 2015 / 09:11

    That’s good. That’s a fine effort from Daniel x

  2. david
    5th January 2017 / 14:59

    you mentioned the activities in your review, but did the magazine also have stories (without activities)? and if so, were there any good?
    all the best.

    • 5th January 2017 / 16:12

      hi there, yes it does contain a couple of stories and they were sufficient enough to keep my two children engaged. Plenty of nice pictures etc for them to follow the story with x

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