Resource type: Newspapers, magazines and comics
Price band: Free
Key stage: KS1, KS2
Region(s): All of UK
The We Are Heroes mini magazines are a free resource created to help mitigate the social and mental health impacts of Lockdown on children.
There are six mini magazines in the series. Each magazine features two carefully selected stories that have parallels with the situations and emotions that children may have experienced as a result of the pandemic.
The stories are taken from myths and fables and have been retold and illustrated to be accessible and engaging for children aged five to nine. The accompanying themed activities were produced in consultation with a children’s mental health expert and encourage children to explore the themes raised and relate them to their own feelings and experiences.
The We Are Heroes project was a collaboration between children’s magazine Storytime and Queen Mary University of London.
About Storytime Magazine Ltd: Storytime Magazine Ltd is the publisher of Storytime magazine. It is set up as a Social Enterprise dedicated to supporting parents and working with schools to improve literacy across the UK. Storytime magazine was launched in 2014.
Literacy Hive Likes
- The magazine format and short stories are great for engaging reluctant readers or EAL students, as well as being perfect for reading aloud sessions.
- The stories and activities provide a useful starting point for a PSHE lesson.