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 selected to help diversify your bookshelf for $22.95 per month + $2.95 flat rate shipping. Plus, you will also receive hands-on activities and tools to help your book come to life. Subscriptions are offered for ages 0-2, 2-4, 4-7, and 7-9. From Little Feminist:
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This review is of the Book Club for ages 4-7 years.
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This box is always a favorite in my house. My son gets so excited when he sees it and asks if it is his new book for the month. We all get together, little sister included most times, to look through everything and to read the book. It is the little moments like this that I truly love now that my kids seem to be growing up so quickly.
What's Inside The Box
I received this welcome card introducing this month's book. They go over a few details about the book and how you can share your thoughts with them after reading the book with your little ones! This month is all about STEM learning with social-emotional development.
Margot and the Moon Landing by A.C. Fitzpatrick - Retail Value $18.95 (found on sale here for $13.99)
My son just started kindergarten this week so I think this book came at a great time since a lot of the story takes place in our main characters' classroom. In this book, we get to meet Margot, a little girl who is over the moon in love with space. She knows so much about astronauts, the stars, the moon landing, and that is what she wants to talk and think about at all times. The only problem is that everyone around her from her Mom to her classmates, to her teacher, shows any interest in listening to what she has to say. One day, Margot finds herself reciting Neil Armstrong's famous speech from the moon landing, only no one seems to really notice or care. She wakes up sad and frustrated and doesn't know how to get all of her feelings and frustrations out. To finally be heard, Margot takes to writing with a crayon on the wall in her room. She knows she should write on the wall, but she doesn't care, she is sad and feels alone.
This was such a beautiful book with a strong message about communication, how we can listen and focus on each other's passions even if they aren't the same as our own. I was very sad to see how Margot's teacher really wrote her off every time she tried to talk to him about her passion for space, which I understand, there are rules in school, but I would hope that a teacher would find a way to allow Margot to channel her passion at the appropriate time during school. My son Fox didn't seem super engaged with this story, but he did notice exactly when Margot was feeling sad or when her friends ignored her he would say how they should just listen to her first. This story is so important because it focuses on how we need to listen to each other and how important it can be to get our feelings and emotions out there when we are feeling out of control in a healthy way. From the story to the graphics, I thought this was a wonderful book full of passion and love!
A universal story about speaking, listening and being heard.
Margot loves space. Astronauts, the stars, and especially the moon landing. So she can’t understand why all of her attempts to communicate her passion fall on disinterested ears. Her mom is patient but distracted; her classmates would rather play kickball; and her teacher just wants her to focus and pay attention in class. Even so, Margot wishes she never had to talk about anything but space ever again.
When she wakes up one morning and discovers she can only recite Neil Armstrong’s famous speech from the moon landing, Margot realizes she has an even bigger problem. How can Margot get everyone to pay attention and—more importantly—to hear what she’s really trying to say? This powerful picture book debut plays with themes of listening and communication to highlight the importance of a space of one’s own, no matter what your passion may be.
Here we are enjoying the book together as a family after a hot afternoon bike ride around our neighborhood!
What Do You Think Card
Each book comes with a 'What Do You Think' card that provides questions that you can ask your little reader about the book. Each side is broken out by age, which I find so helpful. I really wanted to sit and talk through each of these questions with my son Fox after reading this book because we are always trying to talk to him about how to communicate how he is feeling or what he is thinking with us. When you are 5, communicating or narrowing down how you are feeling can be really hard, so giving our kids the tools to work through how they are feeling is so important, but it is also really hard to teach. So once we read this book I sat with him for a few minutes to talk about Margot and then we dug into the questions. He told me that Margot knew a lot about space, but that he knows a lot about basketball, WWE wrestling, and music. I was not surprised when I asked him what makes him feel mad when he said, "When I don't get my way." I was very happy when he said Mommy when I asked him who he goes to when he is feeling sad. While this book didn't seem to fully engage him, I was so happy to have these questions to talk through with him and to understand his big feelings.
Little Feminist In Action: Feel Better Strategies
This month's Little Feminist In Action page is all about controlling our big feelings with feel better strategies. On this page, you can circle what feel better strategies you use or want to use when you are feeling bad. There is also a section where you can write or draw some of your feel better strategies or where you like to go when you are feeling down. My son really enjoyed going over what makes him feel better. We have always tried belly breathing (thank you Sesame Street) so that was a big one for him! He also noted at the bottom that he enjoys doing yoga poses that he learned from a book, Calm Ninja. These activity pages are always a fun way to round out the entire reading experience!
This month's Little Feminist Book Club was not Fox's favorite book, but it had a really great message that he was very engaged with. We were able to meet Margot this month and learn all about her love of space. Not everyone shares our same passions though and sometimes we have to focus on our school work instead of what we really want at that moment. All great life lessons! What we were able to learn this month was all about our big feelings, how to communicate them, how we can listen and be compassionate towards each other. As always, the thinking cards and activity pages were my favorite because it gives me time to sit and talk with Fox about the book and to hear what he really thought. I love sitting and listening to him to discover more about what is making him who he is. This subscription always delivers and is such a great way to come together as a family!
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Value - Was This Box Worth It?
The Cost: $22.95 per month + $2.95 flat rate shipping
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- Margot and the Moon Landing: $18.95
This box is hard to put a retail value to since a lot of the items are exclusive pages to Little Feminist. Those items are what make the box for me though! I love how special each month feels and the attention to detail from the book to the activity page. I love knowing that I can give Fox a new book each month to add to his bookshelf. Even if he doesn't fall in love with the book right away, I know that he will revisit it again down the road and he might feel totally different towards the book or understand its meaning a bit more. This subscription brings so much joy to Fox and that is really all that matters!
To Wrap Up
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