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Listening to Fun Kids Radio

My boys are really enjoying the latest website we have discovered – Fun Kids Radio. They hadn’t previously got into radio at all, as we tend to only have it on in the car, plus a few minutes at home when my clock alarm goes off. And since my choice of station is BBC local radio, they are not that interested. In fact I’ve taken to muting it when they are in the car with me, just to avoid the complaints.

Fun Kids radio

But when I showed them the website and they saw that there was a BeanoTown programme, wow you should have seen their reaction. They started listening to Beano podcast after podcast after podcast. They loved them. We haven’t managed to catch the live show yet, as that is at 8am on weekends.

They have always been keen on The Beano. You can see their video review of one of The Beano books here and a lovely drawing of Beano characters by son2 here.

The website details all the ways you can listen to Fun Kids Radio, so I chose to download RadioPlayer onto my phone. The boys now use my phone to listen to Fun Kids Radio in the car. And I have to admit, that I’m enjoying it too. And an even bigger bonus is that there is less bickering between them, as they are focussed on listening instead.

Plus the boys found some great competitions on the Fun Kids Radio. So keep your fingers crossed. They are hoping for a prize.

You can find FunKids on social media as follows:-

So have a listen to Fun Kids Radio with your children. I’d love to hear what they like best?

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Disclosure.  I will receive some free Fun Kids merchandise after this review is published. All opinions are my own. 

Beano and Dandy Giftbook review

My children love reading and are always very pleased to review books. This time I got the chance to select a book of my choice to review for free from The Works. So as the boys are really into The Beano at the moment, I thought I would surprise them with the Beano and Dandy Giftbook. They are always dipping into a big boxful of old Beano comics which were found in their grandparents loft.

Beano and Dandy Giftbook

The Works is an online store who sell books, toys, gifts, stationery and arts & crafts at discount prices. The books section includes a wide range of genres for both adults and children.

They were very good at sharing this book and took turns to read the comic strips. They both preferred to read this alone, rather than out loud, which is how they usually read their Beano comics too. The book also came with a set of masks.

Although they are familiar with The Beano comics and annuals, The Dandy is new for them and son1 loved this too. However son2 wanted to stick with what he knew and only read the Beano stories in the book.

And here is their video review of this book.

You may purchase this book via The Works for £4.99 compared to a RRP of £12.99.  That is great value in my opinion.

If you have a blog and wish to review a book from The Works you can fill out a form on their website.

I’d love to hear who is your favourite character from The Beano or The Dandy. Mine was Roger the Dodger.

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Disclosure.  This post is a review of products I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.