Zonneland is a Flemish icon in the field of children’s magazines. The content was explicitly Catholic-inspired through the publication of prayers and informative texts on Catholic doctrine and its practice. But in addition, there was ample room for grade-level texts for nine-, 10- and 11-year-olds that could tie in with the school curriculum. So you will find texts on cities and countries, nature, sports, culture, history and even maths; as well as short stories and comics. So a very diverse range that can still have a place in the children’s world today.
Zonneland is a children’s magazine that has been around for a very long time and will probably defy eternity. The content is tailored to children in a fairly pedagogically sound way, always inspired by Christian values, both implicit and explicit. This is how you distinguish the following articles : father cares … | the tournament begins – about knights | athletics school – disc throwing | Ypres the reborn city | story Fok the greedy dog | story Dikje does a good deed | the hospital of the abbey | Zanzibar the clove island | what a dog’s weather | useful tinkering | he discovered the bacteria | monks conquer the sea | along the shores of an ocean | the miracle of the Marian month | high tide and low tide | along the tide line | the imperial post | white desert dwellers Esther Vlietinck travelling through Europe | snakes with glasses | a Roman cemetery | in the Sahara| mother’s companion | late potatoes | the main constellations | are you afraid of snakes | Breydel and De Coninc | to the Scheldt Polders | story the wolf had no luck | famous volcanoes | missed dejected traffic | the joust the preparation | to Flanders’ heroes monument Diksmuide | story Aunt Hortense comes to stay | Japan the land of the rising sun | how brother hare fooled king lion | the compass | this is how from sheep to garment | in the Senegal plain | the golden apples | Jef Nijns the father of Jommeke | from wheat to flour | Party at the villa | the sahara | Marc Sleen a nuclear bomb full of cartoon humour | starlings on the run