Tessy & Tab: How did you know?
About a week before one of our first summer trips to the beach this year, some mail arrived for Tati, our 3-1/2 year old. It was her first issue of Tessy & Tab (yay for this locally produced tot-mag!), "Tessy & Tab have fun at the beach". Toward the end of the summer, as we were packing up for a week with the kids' grandparents in New York, more mail came for Tati. In that issue of Tessy & Tab, "Tessy & Tab went on a trip", and I must say that their examples probably provided impetus for Tati to be particularly independent on this trip; it was our first trip without a stroller or any other carrying device.
Back from our end of summer trip and preparing for Tati's first few days at her new school (today being her first longer day), we were met by psychic mail again. This time, "Tessy & Tab go back to school."
Tati gets excited when she sees her preschool magazine in the mail pile waiting for her. More than that, she loves when the Tessy & Tab adventures are stories that she can completely relate to, at that moment, in her life. She lights up and gets so excited to be able to connect with Tessy & Tab. When I think about it, who wouldn't light up and get excited?
Another wonderful thing about Tessy & Tab for our family is that our older girl, Philly (aged almost-7) loves to read issues to her little sis and she loves to help her little sis start to recognize letters. We know other Tessy & Tab subscribers who love the tot mag for the big-kid-helps-little-kid experience too.
We'd love to hear about Tessy & Tab experiences, as well as feedback on any other preschool periodicals. We've heard of Ladybug Magazine? What about periodicals for the older set? I myself am an old Highlights fan...