Alphabet Soup Magazine Australia + Giveaway

alphabet Soup Magazine Australia

Have you heard about the Alphabet Soup Magazine?  Alphabet Soup is an Australian magazine for children aged 6 to 12 who love books and creative writing.  I recently discovered the magazine and I want to tell you about it.  First things first: the paper is gorgeous!  It’s thick and glossy which is ideal for children.  The magazine has a by children, for children feel to it and this appealed to my daughter, right from the moment she saw the front cover.  The pages are  filled with children’s artwork and writing, puzzles, book reviews, stories, information for children and lots more.  The fact I had to nick it off my daughter so I could write this says a lot about the publication.

So why is this magazine special? I asked my daughter.

“I like the drawings.  And it has lots of activities, poems and stories.  I just like it.”

Alphabet Soup Magazine Australia

The magazine inspires children to write creatively in many different ways.  This was evident to me, and I was thrilled to see my daughter write a poem — something she hasn’t done at home before.  And then, true to life at our place,  the other three kids joined in for some poetry fun.

If your child loves to read and write, this is a magazine for them!  It’s also a wonderful catalyst to encourage literacy in any child.   What a great start to the school year!

The subscription details can be found at the website here: Alphabet Soup Magazine Subscription details.


Rebecca Newman, editor of the magazine, has kindly offered three Be A Fun Mum readers a 1-year subscription to the Alphabet Soup magazine. The winners will receive a copy of the current issue of Alphabet Soup, and their subscriptions will commence with the autumn 2011 issue of the magazine, out in mid-February. All you need to do to enter is follow Alphabet Soup on Facebook and leave a comment below telling me you’ve done so.


1. One entry per person.

2. Open to Australia residents only.

3. I will draw the winners on Friday 16th January 2011 by random number.

4. Winners will be notified by email.

5. Go to it!

Competition now closed. Congratulations Shar, Ash, and Mellie Jane!

Be A Fun Mum Links

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    January 7, 2011 at 7:52 am

    we’re following you on facebook and would love an alphabet soup subscription!

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    January 7, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Done xxx

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    January 7, 2011 at 8:03 am

    I “like” Alphabet Soup on Facebook!

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    January 7, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Yes please! Sounds fantastic!

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    January 7, 2011 at 8:15 am

    I already subscribe but I am just popping in to say I LOVE the video of the kids having fun with poetry! And you know I love Alphabet Soup – it encourages kids to get involved in reading and writing which is just WONDERFUL!

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    January 7, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I’m a new follower of your fabulous site and just love the hints and ideas for how to be a better mum. I have 3 boys and two of them love writing, this mag would be perfect for them, and I’m so glad you’ve helped me find it! I’ll now follow avidly on Facebook! Thanks

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    January 7, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Done… holding thumbs!

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    Janet West
    January 7, 2011 at 8:49 am

    My 10 year old daughter and I are following Alphabet Soup on F/B. Savannah has already read an issue of Alphabet soup and has been asking for a subscription.

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    Nikki Hanley
    January 7, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Sounds like an awesome magazine. I am now following their FB page and would love to win a subscription. Thanks for the opportunity.

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    January 7, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Wow – never heard of this before thanks for sharing!
    Following on FB

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    Carolyne Thornton
    January 7, 2011 at 9:19 am

    What a great magazine! I’m doing prac teaching with Year 2 and 3 this year and would LOVE a subscription to this mag. I am following now on Facebook. thanks!!

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    January 7, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Done =)

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    January 7, 2011 at 11:14 am

    What a great magazine. As a homeschooling family we don’t get exposed to these things so thank you for brining this to my attention.

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    January 7, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    That looks like a fantastic magazine that my Annie would just love. I’m bookmarking the subscription link, if we don’t win I can subscribe to it as a birthday gift for her.

    Thank you for this Kelly 🙂

    Oh and I’ve like Alphabet Soup on Facebook 🙂

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    Christina M
    January 7, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I’m a follower 🙂

    What a great idea and your girls are just gorgeous – I LOVE Their poems 🙂

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    January 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Sounds like a great magazine! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

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    January 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    What a great magazine! My kids will love this!
    Liked them on FB 😀

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    Michelle Campbell's
    January 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I am following Alphabet Soup on FB ,I am a relief teacher and I’m sure the content will be fun and useful! Thanks!

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    Amanda Scott
    January 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Sounds like a great magazine, I have a 6 year old who loves reading.

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    jaelene durrand
    January 7, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    wow , i would sooo love this magazine. i have four book worms and i am always looking for new things for them.liked them on facebook.
    thanks for the great link

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    January 7, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    What a great find! I ‘liked’ Alphabet Mag on FB and am a keen entrant in the competition!

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    mellie jane
    January 7, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    done my 2 older girls would simply love this

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    Jenny Finch
    January 7, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Both of the boys have been keen to write stories over the hols. I’m sure this magazine will open their eyes to a whole world of creativity! Thanks Kell for the opportunity. We “like” Alphabet Soup on FB!!

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    January 8, 2011 at 10:27 am

    It sounds great! I have liked them on facebook – thanks for the chance 🙂

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    Cristy Burne
    January 8, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Entered and excited…this really is a great mag 🙂

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    January 8, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Done and dusted

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    January 9, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity, my daughter would love this subscription!!

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    January 9, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    I am a fan – Kym Teale

    This sounds like a great subscription! I know a little girl who would be glued to it!

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    January 10, 2011 at 10:18 am

    i’m following the alphabet soup on facebook – I think it is a wonderful idea 🙂 inspiring the next generation of authors…. what a great idea – 🙂

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    January 10, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Just followed them on facebook – sounds like a fabulous magazine!

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    January 10, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I am now following alphabet soup on FB. I love it! What a great magazine. Thank you.

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    Michelle Dennis Evans
    January 17, 2011 at 11:11 am

    ooops … am I too late?
    oh well.. I’m following now – probably will buy a subscription anyway

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    January 17, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I am a follower too, would love to win the subscription.

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    Rebecca Newman
    January 18, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Many thanks to everyone who entered the competition and ‘liked’ us on Facebook. Kelly has limited internet access at the moment so she drew three names and asked me to congratulate the winners of the giveaway on her behalf. 🙂

    Congratulations to Shar, Ash, and Mellie Jane who each win a 1-year subscription! (Make sure you check your inbox for more info!)

    ~ Rebecca Newman
    Editor, Alphabet Soup magazine

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