Children's magazine

Review: Mr Tumble Something Special Magazine (August)

August’s Mr Tumble Something Special Magazine is ideal for taking with you on your summer holidays. Not only is it full of activities to keep children happy on long journeys, but it celebrates the classic British holiday- with beaches, sand castles and family card games! 

For those of you who haven’t bought it before (or read my previous blog posts) the magazine is fun and educational and based on the Mr Tumble Something Special TV Programme. It’s aimed at all pre-school aged children and is particularly useful for those with special educational needs and disabilities.

What do we like about it? 

The magazines are packed full of stories, colouring pages , stickers, activities, crafts and includes makaton signing system on every page. They are great fun and very educational. We also love that the magazine promotes awareness of special educational needs and disabilities. 

This Month’s Magazine: August 


The toys included this month, pretend walkie-talkies & car keys, proved very popular with the children. I loved that there were two walkies-talkies as it meant both children had a toy and could play together. They are also a good toy for promoting social interaction and speech and language skills. 

Knowledge learnt:

The Mr Tumble Something Special Magazines are always very educational and help to teach children about interesting topics. 

This month the main topic was around The Beach and Holidays- a very relevant theme for many children. The magazine cleverly teaches children about the different stages of a holiday from packing & applying sun cream to going to the beach. For some children, reading and learning about an upcoming event can help them to prepare for it. Helping to make it easier for them. (Find out more about preparing for changes in routine here)

Skills Developed: 

Basic Maths– This edition of the magazine provides children with several opportunities to improve their basic maths skills. With fun, interactive activities that cover number recognition and counting. 

Fine Motor Skills and Hand Eye Coordination– There’s plenty of fun activities to enable children to practise their fine motor skills (find out what Fine Motor Skills are here) and hand eye coordination. For example peeling off and sticking down stickers and colouring & mark making activities. 

Pre-writing Skills– I’m a huge fan of the way the Mr Tumble Something Special Magazines encourage children who are reluctant to hold a pencil to have a go at the skills required to learn to write. For example following different shaped lines and forming shapes and letters. What’s great is their activities are always short and snappy and fun, keeping children’s interest. 


Favourite Activity
: Without a doubt our favourite activity this month was the craft activity of Making Mr Tumble Cars! The children were able to practise their scissor skills cutting out the pictures and then enjoyed sticking them to painted cardboard tubes. They made brilliant toys afterwards for zooming around the living room too! 


Please note this blog post is Sponsored and we also received a copy of the magazine for review. However, all thoughts and opinions are our own.

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