Clangers Magazine Review

S was absolutely delighted this weekend when a copy of the brand new Clangers magazine dropped onto our door mat. She loves watching the Clangers and is forever trying to educate me as to which character is which and what is going on in the show – apparently it’s a lot more complicated than your average adult might think!

This first edition of the magazine comes with a whistle which sounds like a Clanger, and your own model Clanger – Tiny, I believe he/she/it is called. As well as this, the magazine is packed with fun things to do.

Clangers Magazine whistle

There are instructions in how to make your whistle speak Clanger; tons of stickers, stories, letters and numbers, mazes and puzzles, an activity where you use a cereal box to make a boat, and of course colouring.

Clangers magazine colouring

S wasted no time in getting into the colouring; she loved the big picture, which spread across two whole pages and gave her plenty of opportunity to practice colouring inside the lines. 

There are over 30 clanger things to make, read and do and I’m sure it will take us a good couple of weeks to get through them all! Like with all CBeebies magazines, the Clangers magazine supports the Early Years Curriculum – so I know that S is spending time learning things that will tie in with what she learns at nursery (and big school, gulp).

The new Clangers magazine is out this Wednesday (27th April), available from your local newsagent and priced at £2.99. 

Vicky Charles

Vicky is a single mother, writer and card reader.


Carla S · 29/04/2016 at 21:19

It’s funny how all the old childrens TV shows are making a come back! I didn’t watch it as a child but I know family members that did.
I have a love hate relationship with kids magazines though!

Pam Gooding · 02/05/2016 at 21:32

I bought the magazine for my 3 year old granddaughter who was delighted when she saw it. Unfortunately the whistle hardly makes a sound and therefore she was disappointed. I felt as though I had been duped in to buying it. Rather a cheap (expensive) trick to sell it!
Although the content was very good the poor whistle spoils the fun.

    Vicky Charles · 04/05/2016 at 18:05

    Ah yes kids’ magazines always have plastic tat on the front. Our whistle works ok; perhaps you got a dud? (I sort of wish we did to be honest)

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