The Story Box Board Book Review + Coupon – November 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).
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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.
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Here’s the info card/monthly challenge the Story Box sent out for November. This month they are encouraging making reading with your child part of your daily routine.
Duck & Goose Colors! by Tad Hills – Value $5.11 on Amazon (retail price $6.99)
This book has a duck & goose introduce basic colors by explaining what colors some things are in the world.
The illustrations are cute and easy for my son to see. I also like that there are not too many words on each page so we can focus on those and analyze the picture.
This book is a hit for Gideon, especially because he loves ducks and saying “quack quack!”
Little Owl’s 1-2-3 by Divya Srinivasan– Value $4.43 on Amazon (retail price $5.99)
This book follows a little owl around the nighttime scene, counting the various things he comes across.
I love the artwork in this book! The animals/counted things aren’t things my son sees in real life so I don’t know how much he concretely connects, but counting is counting I suppose.
The book ends with the owl counting stars and falling asleep – a cute way to transition to going to bed.
Verdict: I enjoyed this month’s The Story Box books. 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 $9.54 worth 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. I do 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, but I would like to see a little more for my money.
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