You know we love books big time here! We are so excited to be teaming up with The Story Box to review their May box! The books for each box are selected by parents and a nationally certified speech-language pathologist, so I knew they were going to be good ones, and couldn’t wait to get our box! Thankfully, the box arrived so quickly after shipping, which is a huge thumbs up, because waiting is the worst.
When you join The Story Box, there are a few options. If you have little ones (2 and under), you’ll want to go with the Board Book Box, and if you have bigger kids, you’ll want to go for the Picture Book option. Have a family like us? With kids all over in ages? Well there’s a box for that 😉 The Story Box offers a Family Box, with one board book and one picture book!
The Board Books come with a Challenge Card. Sounds intriguing, right? According to their site, “This card provides tips and information that will help you establish good reading habits with your child.” So basically, you’re helping your child grow their language skills. I’m sure my mom is doing cartwheels reading this – since reading together was a major part of my childhood for this very reason. Back to the box! The Picture Book Box comes with a Parent Guide that is specific to the books in the box. We had a blast with this guide, since it suggests activities to do alongside the books.
Our Family Box arrived with two great books: Puddle Jumpers and Rabbit Pie. Puddle Jumpers is a new favorite, since the story rhymes. Peyton LOVED noticing that as we read. For London, we followed along with the Parent Guide, and made a point to point out the difference between the text and pictures. Midway through the book, she was pointing before I could! Peyton had a blast finding the rhyming words, as the Parent Guide suggested. There are also some very fun rainy day activities, and I cannot believe I am about to say this: but I can’t wait for a rainy day, so we can get hands-on! Our Challenge of the Month card for Rabbit Pie challenged Addy to work on “what” and “who”. London grasped the concept, and did most of the answering for her, but Addy had fun copying London’s answers, and saying, “who!”
Our only complaint was: why aren’t there more books?! But then it dawned on me that we can easily take the concepts we worked on, and apply them to every other book on our shelves. Mind. Blown.
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