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Snuggly Rascals

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The „Snuggly Rascals” – a bi-monthly publication and an educative CD game, I designed with a view to kids aged 4-7. However, I know that it is also appreciated by their younger and older siblings. The magazine has been issued by the Egmont publishing house since October 2008. I export educational and care values to the contents of both the games and magazine. The values are intertwined with play, secrets and adventures of the five heroes, which makes children long for next publications. The centerfolds not only contain plenty of ideas for games and exercises stimulating reading, writing and counting skills, but also stories being the plot of successive episodes: the Album of grandpaAmbrose, a guide map to the game, poems, curiosities, contests, and pedagogical tips for parents.    

Every episode of the magazine with attached game is devoted to a behaviour or phenomenon that is experienced everyday by kids while being in a peer group, kindergarten, school or at home. In the game’s contents I do not avoid awkward or unpleasant issues, such as: envy, need for sharing things with others, quality of self-assessment, help and exploitation, desire to be the best. These matters happen to be completely ignored by adults, neglected or just introduced, or simply eliminated in the educational process, remaining in a child’s mind as something unknown, unintelligible and a kind of taboo. 

nagrodaIn contrast, they are often the first opportunity for kids to learn about the world of human relations, thus being very important for the emotional sphere and affecting the process of shaping human personalities. The „Snuggly Rascals” meets expectations and needs of kids. They pay attention to things that adults do not care about or do not know how to deal with them. The issues touched allows children to name emotions they feel, understand and accept them, and to build correct relation towards them.

W 2011 roku czasopisma, gry oraz książki „Pluszaki Rozrabiaki” nagrodzone zostały w IX konkursie „Świat przyjazny dziecku” przez Komitet Ochrony Praw Dziecka.

 

The series of the first ten editions was a great success. The „Snuggly Rascals” gained its ardent fans and is appreciated by parents, experts in the field of upbringing, and the media. Since 1 June 2009, TVN Style has promoted with the Snuggles issued everyday cartoons: „Hello Kitty”, „Vet Fred”, „Caillou” or „Crawford the Cat”, which are called Pluszakowe Bajki (the “Snuggly Cartoons”). The ambassador of the program has become Dorota Zawadzka, known from a TV program „Superniania” (the Polish version of “Suppernanny”). In December, the channel carried a series of puzzles from the game. The Film Miniatures Studio and a producer and distributor of cartoons – Filmograf – started to work on creation of a series of cartoons with the Snuggly Rascals. The production of the Snuggly Rascals mascots was subcontracted by the Egmont publishing house, and the toys have became so popular that an international toy manufacturer and importer – Axiom - has engaged in production of next, talking models.

In 2011, the „Snuggly Rascals” magazines, games and books were awarded in the 9th contest “The Child-Friendly World” by the Committee for Protection of Children’s Rights.

Since 2012, an educational web portal www.Pluszakowo.pl is to be launched, which may be used by children to improve their skills online, and parents to choose an appropriate level and check the progress of their kids.  

Read reviews of the „Snuggly Rascals”!
Snuggly Rascals mascots
Game series
Snuggly Cartoons

Numer 1’08, odc. 1 „Na tropie okularów”Numer 1’09, odc. 2  „Ukryte talenty”Numer 2’09, Odc. 3  „Pokonaj stracha!”Numer 3’09, Odc. 4  „Jak dogonić czas?”Numer 4’09, Odc. 5  „Uczciwe zwycięstwo”

Numer 5’09, Odc. 6  „Poskromienie złośnika”Numer 6’09, odc. 7  „Podziel się i zyskaj” Numer 1’10, odc. 8  „Apetyt na zdrowie”Numer 2’10, odc. 9  „Siła przyjaźni”Numer 3’10, odc. 10 „Lepiej smakuje, gdy proszę i dziekuję”

Precise descriptions of the episodes
Archiwalne numery czasopisma z grą sprzedaje firma wysyłkowa Emaus, order.
Find descriptions of next issues are on the website: http://www.pluszakirozrabiaki.pl/czasopisma

 

 

p szkolaThe Snuggly Books

 – the “Snuggly School” book is a collection of games and educational tasks for children that start their school experience, as well as for those who go to reception class (a preparatory year of education for six-year-old children in Poland). It is based on the well known from the game and magazine world of the “Snuggly Rascals”. The book enables little lovers of the Snuggles to learn how to read, write, pronounce letters, count, distinguish geometric figures, and solve puzzles.


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The “Snuggly Kindergarten” book is a collection of games and educational tasks for children aged 4-6. It is based on the well known from the game and the magazine world of the “Snuggly Rascals”. It makes little lovers of the Snuggles to learn printed and written letters and numerals. Kids may learn how to distinguish and write letters, to count, and may practise logical thinking.

 

p zabawyThe “Snuggly Games” book is a collection of coloring books with comments by the Snuggly Rascals. It is based on the well known world of the toys and their adventures. Due to this, even the youngest enthusiasts of the game and the magazine can enrich their knowledge of the Snuggles, preserve memories of playing with them and have great fun! 

  

cztery poryThe “Four Seasons in Snuggleville” is a book with CD games that amuses and teaches. Through this book, children not only can spend the whole year with the Snuggles, but they can also learn to distinguish the seasons, their characteristic features, their pros and cons, their sequence and reasons for their change. Find a CD attached to the book with games for every season!
 

bob samI am also the author of many books for children with their beloved cartoon characters: Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam, and Tom. One can find lots of inspiring tasks and curiosities. The heroes of the bedtime TV cartoons encourage kids to manual activity and stimulate logical thinking.

 
As a completion for the bi-monthly „Snuggly Rascals”, a quarterly “Snuggly Rascals – Special Edition” was created. Each number is devoted to one of the five heroes. A CD, stickers or gifts like a maze, stamps, cricket, flute, binoculars are attached to every issue. A CD attached to Special Edition differs from a regular CD in presenting a particular brand hero, amusing character of mini-games and an attractive application allowing the installation of a Snuggle on a computer desktop. A Snuggle can perform its own specific nine activities whether you are playing the game or not. 


„Na budowie"

„Pracowity poranek"

„Na ratunek"

„Kolorowa lokomotywa"

„Maluj z nami"

„Kolorowa budowa"


The books are to be found in bookshops. Among the online bookshops, the most attractive prices seem to be at bonito.pl and merlin.pl.

 

 

Editorials

In the beginning of my adventure with magazines, I had an opportunity to edit the “Computer Treat – Special Edition” („Komputerowa Gratka - Wydanie Specjalne”). It was pleasure to make up various puzzles, games, experimental tasks, crosswords puzzles, rebuses, diagrams and ciphers for the Special Edition and regular issues of the Computer Treat.  

 All the aforementioned magazines and books have been published by Egmont Polska.  

Wydanie Specjalne nr 1’09 „Zabawy z Łatkiem”Wydanie Specjalne nr 1’09 „Zabawy z Łatkiem”                 Wydanie Specjalne nr 2’09 „Zabawy z Pusią”Wydanie Specjalne nr 2’09 „Zabawy z Pusią”

Wydanie Specjalne nr 1’10 „Zabawy z Kolcem” Wydanie Specjalne nr 1’10 „Zabawy z Kolcem”            Wydanie Specjalne nr 2’10„Zabawy ze Zdrapką”Wydanie Specjalne nr 2’10„Zabawy ze Zdrapką”

Wydanie Specjalne nr 3’10 „Zabawy z Tulkiem”Wydanie Specjalne nr 3’10 „Zabawy z Tulkiem”

 

Computer Treat
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In the beginning of my adventure with magazines, I had an opportunity to edit the “Computer Treat – Special Edition” („Komputerowa Gratka - Wydanie Specjalne”). It was pleasure to make up various puzzles, games, experimental tasks, crosswords puzzles, rebuses, diagrams and ciphers for the Special Edition and regular issues of the Computer Treat.
 

All the aforementioned magazines and books have been published by Egmont Polska.
 

Read reviews of the „Snuggly Rascals”!