LitJoy Crate Board Book Box Review + Coupon– August 2016
LitJoy Crate is a monthly literature and book subscription box for all ages! My favorite part about them is that they send new release books as well as book-themed items. They have crates for ages 0-2 (board books), 3-7 (picture books), and 14+ (young adult). You can also get a mixed crate with 0-2 and 3-7 together.
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.)
The Subscription Box: LitJoy Crate
The Cost: $29.99/monthly, $86.97/3-month pre-pay, $167.94/6-monnth pre-pay, $323.88/12-month pre-pay. Plus USPS flat-rate shipping, $14.99 shipping to Canada, and $24.99 shipping international.
COUPON: Use code BACKTOSCHOOL20 to get 20% off your first box!
Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!
The Products: depending on your subscription type, you will receive newly released board books (2), picture books (1), or young adult books (1), plus 2-4 book-related items.
Ships to: International
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The founders of LitJoy are passionate about books and literacy. Plus, for every box purchased, they donate a book to people who have none, or to help stock libraries!
The card also lists information and pictures of each item.
Follow Me Bedtime – value: $6.27 on Amazon (retail price $7.99)
This book has die-cut trails on each page for kids to trace their finger along, leading the bear to bed. It’s cute! I also think it’s a good challenge level for my son. He had no idea what to do with it as he watched me trace but as I read It to him and guide his finger night after night he’s starting to catch on!
Here’s a peek inside the book. I also like how there’s a lot going on on each page because it lets us have lots to talk about and point to.
Sleepyheads – value: $5.99 on Amazon (retail price $7.99)
This is one of my favorite books from a sub ever! I’ve been reading and researching different tips and tricks to make bedtime/night time easier and one of the big things is having “key words” and sleep cues – things they associate with going to sleep ad bed time. “Sleepyhead” is repeated on every page of the book and I think it helps build an association, and I can use it in other parts of our routine and for night wakings.
Here’s a peek inside this one, too. I love how dreamy the art is! One thing I especially love is that my son has come up with his own little game – the moon appears on every single page in different places and he loves pointing it out and finding it in every page!
Nuby Grip N Sip Super Spout Cup – value: $4.49
This is a great sippy cup! My son loves ones with soft spouts and I think it’ll be a while before we use any without them. The handles are very easy for my son to grab and the cup can definitely take a beating without breaking or leaking.
Happy Baby Organics Apples, Kale, & Avocados – value: $1.79
This is a great brand of baby food! I especially love how their pouches are always clear… you just can’t see if something may be gross somewhere inside the foil pouches! Plus I think it may possibly make it more interesting for the kids to see what they’re eating too.
Here’s the back of the food pouch. I love how they tell you approximately how much of what ingredients are in the pouch – ½ apple. 1 cup kale, and 1 tsp cubed avocado!
Glow in the Dark Stars – value: $5?
These stars don’t have a brand listed but I found a similar set online so I just used that value. I love these! They’re not listed on the info card on their own; they’re a note mentioned under the bath mitt paragraph. I was talking earlier about sleep cues and how my son loves pointing out the moon in pictures. I think having a couple of these on the ceiling might be fun for him, too – and I can say “do you see the stars? When the stars shine its night night time,” or something like that.
Skip Hop Zoo Bee Bath Mitt – value: $6?
This wash mitt is cute and having it be colorful and playful may make my baby more likely to let me scrub him with it.
Also included were some coupons and the parent’s items, which are a packet of this Pique tea (crystalized tea in on-the-go packets), and a coupon for Chatbooks which is an Instagram photo printing company! Their 60-page, 6”x6” photo books are only $8 with free shipping! Super affordable. I didn’t get a coupon in my box but I’m sure I can email customer service and get a code.
Verdict: I really love my LitJoy Crate subscription! I think it’s such a cute and fun little box, and I think they do a good job making a fun, interactive box that promotes reading. I also love the bookish extras – they seem to always pick cute things that tie together really well! I also especially like that the books are new releases (my preference, and they tend to be more my style). The value comes out to $31.26, which I’m happy with, especially because I love everything.
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