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
ACTIVE DEAL: 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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Mama Hen’s Big Day! by Jill Latter - Value $5.01 on Amazon (retail price $17.95)
Mama Hen is looking for just the right spot to lay her egg. Every spot she tries though is already inhabited by another animal and they don’t want to share. This was a cute and simple story about a mother’s wish to protect her baby.
My daughter and I used the toddler language concept to spot different colors and count objects. She enjoyed the story and the activity as well.
Milo Is Not a Dog Today by Kerstin Schoene - Value $11.35 on Amazon (retail price $16.99)
Milo is a fun-loving and creative dog who loves to pretend. When he tried to make new friends by pretending to be different animals they just laugh at him. Eventually, he finds a friend named Cleo who also loves to play dress-up and accepts for Milo for the way he is. The repetitive text and colorful illustrations made this a pleasing book to read.
The Parent Guide concept we used this month was the early elementary language concept. After reading the story I asked my son to “read” it back to me. He amazed me with how many details he remembered.
Verdict: The Story Box's value this month was over $16 (using Amazon prices) which is lower than normal. We liked both books this month. We also enjoyed the extension activities from our Parent Guide and found them to be very beneficial.
What do you think of this month’s The Story Box?