The Story Box Board Book Review + Coupon – October 2016
The Story Box is a monthly subscription box that sends children’s books. Every month they send out two books that have been curated by a speech-language pathologist.
They have packages appropriate for ages 0-2.5 (which comes with a monthly tip card for parents) and 2.5 -6 (which comes with a parent guide), or a family package for families with kids in both age groups (and comes with a tip card and parent guide).
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Board Books, $14.99 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: The Story Box
The Cost: $14.99/month for the Board Books package, $19.99/month for the Picture Books package, and $17.99/month for the Family Package. Discounts available for longer term subscription commitments.
COUPON: Use code READ to save $5 off your first box!
The Products: The Board Books package sends 2 board books for ages 0-2/5, the Picture Books package sends out 2 books for ages 2.5-6, and the Family package sends 2 board book ad 1 picture book.
Ship to: U.S.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Here’s the info card/monthly challenge the Story Box sent out for October. This month they are encouraging building receptive language, which is what it’s called when babies and young children can understand language and simple words before they can speak them.
Little Owl’s Orange Scarf – Value on Amazon $5.77 (retail price $6.99)
This book is so adorable! I love the artwork, and the story is cute too…
It’s about a little owl that gets a new scarf as a gift, but he doesn’t like it. He even tries to lose it!
So finally his mother takes him to the yarn shop where he spies some blue yarn, and his mom makes him a blue scarf, and he loves it. It’s a cute story.
I Love You Night and Day – Value on Amazon $6.03 (retail price $7.99)
I love books that talk like this. My favorite thing is reading my son books saying how much I love him. Plus, he loves the moon and always chirps and points at pictures of it, so I knew this book would be a winner for us. I will note that it looks like my book came with a little wear around the edges. It’s still in great shape, but it just feels a little less new. I really don’t mind, though, because of how much I like this one.
The book just runs through different scenes where a parent and child are doing various things together with a rhyming phrase about how much the parent loves his or her child.
I also appreciate how the characters are gender-neutral animals, and even different animals (bear and rabbit), which would make this book perfect for anyone and inclusive of various family structures and adopted children, too. It’s a small thing, but I know things like that can really matter to others.
Verdict: This month’s The Story Box book selections were perfect for us and I’m really happy with them. I also love that the Story Box has a speech-language pathologist select the books and that they offer some different ideas and ways to focus on building your child’s readings skills (and love of learning) each month.
As far as value goes, I got about $11.80 of books for $14.99 so it wasn’t great as far as savings goes, unfortunately. This box tends to not be super great for a “savings” value, as much as I wish it would. However, I do also think there’s value in the curation and letting kids get excited about a new book and having new stories to rotate. So, that helps a little for me, especially when the books are great picks for us – which I can happily say is almost always the case.
What do you think about The Story Box?