By now, if you follow me and you don't know my love of reading, you haven't been paying attention. In all seriousness, my love of reading stems from a very early age. I remember my mom or my grandma reading to me when I was little and I always had a love of learning. Because of this, I learned to read at a pretty young age as well. I could read full books before I even made it to Kindergarten. My love of reading has carried on through adulthood and passed on to my own children.
I read to both of my children while I was still pregnant with them, and still do now that they are old enough to read on their own. Because of my constant introduction of books into their life, both of them, just like their momma, have been reading since they were 2 years old. I know that sounds impossible, but it's true! When we are out at a restaurant, and the waitresses catch my son reading the menu himself at the age of 4, they are stunned. It's pretty common for us to get asked what we did to "make our kids so smart", but the answer is pretty simple. Books! We shower them with books. But it's not just the books, it's the reading as well, and I put a lot of heart and emotion into it when I read to them, often times asking them questions or stopping to discuss things. This makes it a more immersive experience for them. I have always believed that children should have a love for reading and that's why we have a huge library of books at our children's disposal.
Reading helps build stronger relationships, communications skills, language mastery, basic speech skills, enhanced concentration, logical thinking, and academic excellence. So how do you keep your children interested in reading? Make it fun! Children love getting gifts, right? So what better gift to give them is a box of books that are in their age range that interest them every month!
My First Reading Club is curated with your child's age and interests in mind. We received a box which absolutely blew me away.
Who doesn't love Disney?! These two books were a huge hit, not only with this Disney Mom, but my Disney Kids as well. The Cars book has different scenes that you can use the included magnets to make a story. This is that immersive experience I was telling you about that gets them into the story and helps form their love of books. The second book is Disney's Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Shadow Play.
We also received Giddy-Up Daddy by Troy Cummings which is an absolutely adorable book that my husband will be reading to both of our kids at night. Yes, even my husband is a reader! Then there was a Paul Frank Julius coloring and watercolor book. I am a firm believer in not only reading being great for children, but the arts as well. This coloring and paint book brings out your child's creative side in addition to being able to read the pages. they also included two small pieces of chocolate for Valentine's Day, but of course, my kiddos ran off with those immediately.
My thoughts on this particular subscription box for children is that it's a must have for any family. I was really impressed with it. They include books with popular characters when they can, and you can get books for you and your child to read as well as activity books. The box is very helpful in nurturing your child's creativity and love of reading.
There are five age appropriate boxes to choose from:
Just starting out - which is mostly for newborn to toddler.
Pre-Readers age 2-3
Readers age 4-5
Readers age 6-8
Pre Teen age 9-12
The boxes cost as low as $9.99 and if you ask me, the $95 for the 12 month subscription is the best. Based on the popularity and quality of the books as well as quantity of the items in the box, this subscription is well worth it. Plus, you'll get to build your child's library and enhance their learning and skills. You can also give a subscription as a gift!
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