Fun To Learn First Friends is a new multi-character title from pre-school magazine publisher Redan Publishing.
The only compilation magazine aimed specifically at the toddler market, FTL First Friends will include characters from children’s books such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Elmer, alongside TV properties such as Abney & Teal and Woolly & Tig.
Each issue will contain stories, rhymes and activities aimed at fostering key learning skills, with notes to guide parents on how to inspire their children.
The first issue comes with a Very Hungry Caterpillar tea set to encourage active role play and also includes the first part of a collectible Elmer height chart and a Spot first words poster. There are Gruffalo Trunkis and In the Night Garden prizes to be won and the chance for toddlers to see their artwork printed in the gallery.
Julie Jones, joint MD, said: “We have been developing the FTL First Friends concept for some time, as the magazine needs to entertain and inspire both young children and their carers. We feel there’s a gap in the market for this type of publication and we’ve worked hard to get a character line-up and content mix that feels right for a title that we hope will be many readers’ first magazine experience. We’re delighted with how it looks and hope that the mixture of characters and early learning skills will be a hit.”
FTL First Friends magazine will be available from all major and independent newsagents and supermarkets from 8th July.