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A Weekend of GiveAways: SuperNova Magagazine for Curious Kids…

January 19th, 2013 · 26 Comments

It was Back-to-School week in Cape Town this past week and I am sure a number of parents are reeling from the shock of having to get up early and back into the routine of classes and extra-murals and so on… Well to lighten the load I promised a weekend of GiveAways… great GiveAways… products that we have reviewed and loved and others that we have loved so much that we are just sharing them with our readers. All the items that we are giving away we have tried and tested and they are products that we will be adding to and using in our school this year…

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Let’s begin… with SuperNova the magazine for curious kids… a bi-monthly magazine aimed at tweens and teens… all I can say is a mighty: At Last… It is very hard to find a locally grown magazine for kids, especially one that is fabulous!!! I love that expectations are high and articles are anything but flimsy. Green living is cool, being safe is cool, reading about arts and science, history and ecology is cool… lots of great positive lessons between the covers.

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  1. A great vibe: A really big “Learning is Fun” ethos, vibrant and packed with funky artwork. Clearly thinking kids are cool.
  2. HomeGrown: Love the “Made in RSA” stamp on the cover. It is so good to find a local magazine that South African kids can read and relate to and enjoy, though by no means only South African kids!!!
  3. Heaps of Features: Lots of snippets to read, lots of activities and quick reads.
    • The Almanac Page: Of course we love this page… interesting days and events.
    • A Page of weird and wonderful, awesome and incredible facts… and they mean incredible!!!
    • Chat Room: A Discussion article about issues facing tweens and teens…
    • Run Through: A page of reviews – movies, books (that we have read and know are good), music…
  4. Tons of Interesting Articles: It is packed with really good articles on a wide variety of topics… Articles are well researched, well written and and anything but boring… though a glance at the topics and you might think: “A little dry”… that’s where the well written and fabulous presentation comes into play.
    • The Nova Red List Article: Is an Environmental article, like Climate Change.
    • Lots of Eco Articles… Reduce; Re-Use and Recycle.
    • Science Articles: An article on SuperSonic Cars… and how to make your own. All about the Ice-Caps and penguin origami.
    • A Tour of the Universe: and lots of activities to try and think about while you read.
    • Art Article: Finding your way around Modern Art; Cartoons around the world; An article on Ballet…
    • Trendy Topics: Like Parkour, something our kids have been mad about forever – even discovered all about Parkour in South Africa.

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  5. Dozens of Doable of Activities: Clear instructions and easy for kids to do on their own!!! How to make a sundial, a bird feeder, a rocket balloon car, candles… and tons of other ideas.
  6. Cool Competitions: Each issue has a competition for a reader to become a researcher… and there research will get published in the next issue… otherwise a couple of eco-friendly competions… “The best water-wise tips” and so on…
  7. It is almost Ad Free: I understand a magazine needs funding… but so many magazines aimed at kids this age are packed with “BUY-ME-NOW” ads, I was surprised at the lack of “in your face” marketing… The adverts that are in the magazines were more about environmental awareness… “WIn a water tank for your school;” “Write in for a fruit juice hamper” and so on.
  8. And the Se7en + 1th Reason…

  9. Our kids loved it: I can see that we will be ordering back issues and subscribing… simple as that – this magazine is stunning.

And we have a copy of this magazine to giveaway…

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This GiveAway works in the usual way, comment before the end of Sunday, 27 January and we will draw and publish the winner after that. I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

We would like to thank SuperNova Magazine for sending us two magazines to review and one to GiveAway…

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Our GiveAways are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you! Good luck and get commenting!!!

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We received two copies of the magazine for free from Super Nova, in exchange for an honest review. We were not paid in any way and the opinions expressed were entirely our own.

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26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ruby // Jan 19, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I think my 8 year old would LOVE this :)
    Ruby´s last blog post ..My Crazy Dog

  • 2 Katherine Aitken // Jan 19, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    My children would love this, please enter me.

  • 3 Joy // Jan 19, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I’d love to share this with my fifth grade students

  • 4 The Iowa Expat // Jan 19, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    This mag looks amazing. My little and I both want to read it!

  • 5 Kelly A // Jan 19, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    This looks awesome

  • 6 Irene-Jo // Jan 19, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Thanks for this opportunity!

  • 7 Irma // Jan 19, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    YES, PLEASE.

  • 8 Melanie Grant // Jan 19, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    I have never heard of this magazine before, well done for finding it
    Melanie Grant´s last blog post ..40 Reasons Why I Homeschool My Children

  • 9 Carolyn // Jan 20, 2013 at 3:21 am

    A magazine just for tweens and teens, YES PLEASE!
    Extra bonus if it came all the way from South Africa.
    :-)

  • 10 Shells // Jan 20, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Not heard of this mag, would be keen to take a look. x
    Shells´s last blog post ..Kita loaf

  • 11 deb // Jan 20, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    these look great!

  • 12 Cindy // Jan 20, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    What an interesting looking magazine! It looks perfect for my kids.

  • 13 Wendy Meijer // Jan 20, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Wow, looks amazing! My son would love it!
    Wendy Meijer´s last blog post ..January Joy Dare week 2

  • 14 Rikki // Jan 21, 2013 at 6:23 am

    I think my son would love this!

  • 15 Julia // Jan 21, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Wow, please enter us for this, my children would love it.

  • 16 Lorien // Jan 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Enter me please. My twins would enjoy this.

  • 17 Melanie Pieterkosky // Jan 21, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I’d love to win a copy to give to a friend. My 7yr old daughter subscribes and loves them.

  • 18 Gina // Jan 21, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    My son would really appreciate this mag. Thank you!

  • 19 Mascha wilmans // Jan 21, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    o wow it looks awesome,have to get to those mags.

  • 20 Cara Kapp // Jan 23, 2013 at 7:22 am

    My kids would love this! Count us in please!!

  • 21 Jaki du Plooy // Jan 23, 2013 at 9:02 am

    When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.” So, let me give it a try!

  • 22 Christi // Jan 27, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    This would be perfect for my boys – please enter us!

  • 23 Se7en's Fabulous Friday Fun #157 - se7en // Feb 9, 2013 at 10:40 am

    […] recently reviewed a fabulous magazine for kids called: Super Nova and they have an incredible competition running right now… You have to be under eighteen, you […]

  • 24 Stephanie // Jan 22, 2014 at 4:03 am

    My 13 year old son would love SuperNova! He’s not an enthusiastic reader generally, but is for science stuff!
    Thank you for your fantastic blog which I recently discovered. I’m so excited to start using Sonlight with our sons this year!

  • 25 Stephanie // Jan 22, 2014 at 4:06 am

    Oops, never mind! I thought I was on the home page! This post was a year old… :) I’m inspired to try to find a similar magazine here in the US. Blessings!

  • 26 se7en // Jan 23, 2014 at 2:26 am

    Hay Stephanie, Sorry about that, and great to meet you!!! Wishing you all the best on your Sonlight journey!!! Thanks for stopping by…

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