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Munchkin loves Swashbuckle – and who wouldn’t?! A game show for children that has everything little people could want: baddies, slapstick comedy and pirates. So when we were offered the chance to review the new Swashbuckle magazine, I knew that Munchkin would be thrilled.

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The first edition comes with a treasure chest and five gems – just like the ones on the programme – as well as a spinner (to choose your pirate name), a foam pirate hat and 77 stickers.

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As with all the magazines from CBeebies, it supports the early years curriculum, based on 7 areas of learning: feeling good, physical development, maths, communication & language, being creative, finding out and literacy – but all little people know is that it’s ‘jolly good fun’ as they complete the fun activities, colour in, add stickers and read the stories to win back the gems.

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We particularly liked the addition of Blippar, a free app that you can download. When you see this symbol

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you simply point your phone or tablet for extra, interactive fun such as learning do the Swashbuckle salute with Gem herself, watching a real octopus and even watching Gem singing the Swashbuckle song

Munchkin has simply adored this – and at just £2.75 it has definitely provided fantastic value for money.

*Swashbuckle launches on 13 May, with the second edition due out on 24 June*

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