Little Feminist Book Club Ages 0-2 Review – February 2021
Little Feminist Book Club is a monthly book subscription box for kids ages newborn to 9 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.
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.)
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.
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The Products: At least one book (sometimes more) and hands-on activities and tools to help bring your book to life.
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Little Feminist Book Club Ages 0-2 February 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 “Everyday Scientists.” I observe Ronan noticing new things and spaces constantly. It is such a delight to watch him discover, learn and test his boundaries every day in new ways, even if it causes me to have mini heart attacks when he starts climbing up the tv stand or standing on his chair like he is ready to immediately jump off. I like this month’s activity for the babes sitting up; it describes putting mystery items in a box for the baby to feel out and discover. Even though Ro is 15 months, I think he would really enjoy doing this activity, especially if I up the ante by putting a few different textures in there, like a slippery ice cube or a furry keychain.
What Will Fit? by Grace Lin – Retail value $6.99
Olivia is looking for the perfect piece of produce to fit in her basket at the farmer’s market. The first few fruits and veggies were either too long or too small, but she ended up finding the perfect piece in the end (no spoilers!). This book brings spatial awareness into focus and has given me a few ideas on how to give Ronan some real-life examples. Using descriptive words and simple directions is a great way to do this, for instance, when he tries to squeeze behind his crib, I’ll say “you’re too big!” or “you don’t fit in that space, do you?”
Ro isn’t talking yet, but it is so important to model language in front of him. Sometimes I struggle to find topics or questions to ask him, so I enjoyed reading the discussion ideas. Food in our family brings each other together, so talking about our favorite meals and what each other are hungry for seems like a great conversation starter.
Rosa Loves Dinosaurs by Jessica Spanyol – Retail value $5.99
Rosa has a curiosity and enthusiasm for dinosaurs which is so relatable. I hope that Ro is a dino kind of guy, too! I have to say I was pretty jealous of how many friends Rosa has to share her interests with, but that is beside the point! This book, adorably written and illustrated, throws around a few facts about what makes a few different dinosaur species special, and it shares a diverse group of characters, too.
The discussion questions are helpful to promote conversation topics about the books we read together and what we take from them. It is fun to talk to Ro about which toys he prefers and what he’d like to play with for the day. I let him pick a few toys to bring into his playroom every day, and sometimes we switch it up after an hour or so. At this point, I could ask him questions about how he missed his favorite toys and what wasn’t entertaining him about the ones we are switching out.
Verdict: Little Feminist Book Club provided two cardboard books with cute characters. I love the diverse, female characters; our area isn’t very diverse, so books that showcase characters like Olivia and Rosa are important to bring awareness to my son that not everyone looks like his family. This is my first shipment of Little Feminist, and I am impressed with the quality of the two books as well as the well-thought-out discussion questions and activity ideas. It is easy to read a book and say night-night, but this subscription encourages you to go beyond that, which made this subscription worth the price for us.
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