The Story Box Picture Book Review + Coupon – February 2017
The Story Box is a monthly children’s book subscription. They offer three subscription options: Board Books Package (children ages 0 – 2 1/2 years), Picture Book Package (children ages 2 1/2 – 6 years), and the Family Package (for multiple children in various age ranges).
What I find unique about The Story Box is that the boxes are curated by a speech pathologist and the included parent guide (or tip card for board books) give language activities and hands-on activities that go along with each story. The picture book parent guide is divided into three age ranges (toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary) so you can pick which language concepts best match your child’s age and ability.
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This review is of the Picture Book, $19.99 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: The Story Box
The Cost: $14.99 a month for board books, and $19.99 a month for picture books and $17.99 a month for the Family Package (board and picture books) + free shipping
COUPON: Use code READ to save $5 off your first box!
The Products: 2 board books, 2 picture books or 1 board book and 1 picture book with the Family Package and a parent guide or tip card
Ships to: U.S.
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Come Back, Moon by David Kherdian – Value $14.58 on Amazon (retail price $16.99)
The moon is too bright so bear steals it and hides it away. The other animals miss the glowing moon and seek to bring it back to the sky. This is a sweet pourquoi tale (a legend explaining why a certain event happened) with tender illustrations from Caldecott award-winning medalist Nonny Hogrogian.
My daughter and I used the toddler language concept prompt where she practiced an oral retelling of the story to me after hearing me read the story first. This was great practice for her oral language and her synthesizing skills.
All Through My Town by Jean Reidy – Value $13.02 on Amazon (retail price $14.99)
We already own this book, but our paperback copy is so well-loved it’s starting to fall part. My kids were delighted to get a new shiny hardcover copy of one of their all-time favorite books. Fun rhymes and vivid happy pictures make this book about a busy morning in town a delight to read again and again. They love the last page the best where they realize the bunny has been actually been imagining a busy town with his toys throughout the whole book.
The Parent Guide concept we used this month was the toddler activity where we made muffins (instead of the suggested pancakes) and discussed all the different verbs as we baked such as stirring, mixing, pouring, measuring, and scooping.
Verdict: The Story Box’s value this month was over $27 which I’m happy with. We very much enjoyed both books this month. We also enjoyed the extension activities from our Parent Guide and found them to be very beneficial.
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