Little Feminist Book Club is a monthly book subscription box for kids ages newborn to nine years old. Each month you will receive one to two books to help diversify your bookshelf. Plus, you will also receive hands-on activities and tools to help bring your book to life. Subscriptions are offered for ages 0-2, 2-4, 4-7, and 7-9. From Little Feminist:
Only 31% of children's books feature a female character, and only 13% feature a person of color.
This review is of the Book Club for ages 0-2 years.
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About Little Feminist Book Club
The Subscription Box: Little Feminist Book Club
The Cost: $23.75 a month + $2.95 flat-rate U.S. shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
The Products: At least one book (sometimes more) and hands-on activities and tools to help bring your book to life.
Ships to: The U.S. for $2.95 and worldwide for varying rates.
Little Feminist Book Club Ages 0-2 January 2021 Review
I received this welcome sheet introducing this month's books. They go over a few details about the books and how you can share your thoughts with them after reading the book with your little ones!
On the back of the welcome page is this month's activity, which is "A Map of Me." It discusses the benefits of encouraging self-love and body awareness. The activity involves taking a long piece of paper, having your child lay down on it, tracing their body, and then listing and labeling your child's favorite things about themselves, and listing and labeling body parts and how they help them do things like solve problems, be strong, be kind, run fast, etc.
Who's Knees Are These? by Jabari Asim - Retail value $7.99
This book is sweet and shows all sorts of fun things knees help you do, and talks about how charming these little knees are. I think that is so sweet and helps children learn to appreciate and love their bodies! Attributing positive characteristics like "charming" to knees is not something I had specifically thought to use that language for before. Plus, my son giggles when I tickle his knees while reading this story!
These Hands by Hope Lynne Price - Retail value $7.99
This book is great - I love the rhythm of the poetic words and the sense of "wonder" it evokes by talking about all sorts of things our hands can do for ourselves, people we love, and the world. This book is fun to read even as an adult, and I think my children especially enjoy it because they are at ages where basically everything is understood in relation to themselves and what they can reach.
Discussion Question Cards
Each book comes with a discussion card that provides questions you can ask your little reader about the books. These cards are excellent because they promote discussions about lessons we learned in the books or things we have seen in the stories. It also allows your little one to really think deeply and for you to learn a bit more about what they might be thinking at the time. This month's questions ask things like, "What body parts or moving aides help kids jump, climb, and run?," "What do our hands 'say' when they are helping someone?," "The last page shows seeds growing in a garden. What else can we grow, in our home? With our friends?" The questions can seem deep for kids of these ages, but as a parent, they've helped me with language to introduce topics like body positivity and different abilities, and relationship dynamics
Verdict: This is my fifth shipment from Little Feminist Book Club! I look forward to getting this subscription because we have really enjoyed the books and reach for them frequently. I also appreciate that Little Feminist focuses on showcasing diversity and highlighting people who don't all look like my family – that my kids might not see or meet regularly (especially, unfortunately, in 2020 when we're just not really going places or seeing people). I think that the price might seem a bit high for two board books, but I personally see value in giving my kids a special literary treat each month, and also in having Little Feminist do the work to source diverse and empowering books for us.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? If you order today, your first box will be the January box. From Little Feminist:
Once you purchase a book subscription your first box will be shipped within a week. From then on, your book box will be sent the first week of every month.
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