Thinkling’s Summer Issue Codebreakers (May-June 2015) Hits the Stand Today!

We’re on a quest to crack some of the most fascinating forms of patterns and codes in our Summer Issue- Codebreakers. 


Learn about the history of cryptography (or code-making) in Hourglass and check out some clever tricks of an ancient trade. Flip to Green Room to read about how languages are related to one another through patterns. Break the code and you open up a whole new world by understanding another civilisation!

Written patterns! Are you ready to unlock the secrets?

Find something that you want to try out or make your own? Set up a secret club with your friends, complete with a secret language.  And speaking of secrets, we’ve kept and spilled a few. Read more about it in Sticky Situations.

As you read through this issue, don’t forget to lift your head up for all the patterns around you! Building steps, pavement stones, leaf arrangements, spots on insect wings, maybe even cars at a traffic light. The world is written in patterns and codes, you just have to take the time to look. Get your copy now on


Chocolate recipes to rock your Tastebuds!!

Did you try our Chocolate Delights in our Autumn issue – Light?  Rocked your friends’ tastebuds?!

We promised you a few more ideas of what to do with melted chocolate and our Flavour Wheel – here they are!  Got leftover melted chocolate? (or if you don’t, go melt some!)

dark chocolate

Chocolate Discs

Put tablespoons of chocolate on wax or butter paper and sprinkle with any of your highly flavourful ingredients from the Flavour Wheel. Other good toppings are nuts, dried fruit, sprinkles, crushed up candies.

Chocolate Clusters

This is a very un-mathematical recipe – take your melted chocolate and mix cornflakes or another breakfast cereal in to the chocolate. Add the cereal spoonful by spoonful – the chocolate should coat the cereal but be hard to stir. Drop large spoonfuls on a tray and let cool. Eat once cool.

What else can you dip into your melted chocolate? We love plain salty potato chips in chocolate – sweet and salty!

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