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. The cost is $22.95 per month + $2.50 flat-rate U.S. shipping.
This review is of the Book Club for ages 0-2 years.
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Little Feminist always includes a similar welcome sheet introducing this month's contents.
On the back of the welcome page is this month’s activity, which is “Yes and No.”
Yes and No was a really fun activity! I took Little Feminists' activity and ran with it. We've played this several times already, and Ro keeps asking to play again. The premise is I ask him yes or no questions, some very silly questions, and some simple tasks and activities that we can do together. If he says yes to a silly question, he gets a little tickle. If he says no, then we both plop down on the floor and start over again. If he says yes to a task, then we both do it together.
What's Inside This Box
Will Ladybug Hug? by Hilary Leung – Retail value $7.18
This simple book teaches kids the most important lesson out there. The lesson is that it is okay to say no. It is so important that your baby knows this and feels comfortable and safe. Ladybug understood when sheep declined a hug; it didn't hurt his feelings, and sheep felt safe and comfortable. They ended up doing an epic high-five, and everyone was happy.
Nita's Day by Kathy MacMillan – Retail value $14.99
This book is adorable and helpful. My mom taught Ronan the sign for more when he was about 6 months old, but we never made it any further with sign language. Now that he is a little older and his attention span is a smidge longer, we can use this book as a jumping point. Each page expands, and behind the extension, there is an action sign illustrated so you can easily follow along.
Little Feminist Book Club included discussion cards for each book this month. The messages within the two books chosen for the month are so important. You really can't be too young to teach both consent and communication, and it can be as easy as checking in and asking if your babe wants to give a hug. Some family members can be touchy with this type of lesson, but children shouldn't be forced to make contact if they don't want or consent to it. Communication and consent go hand and hand, and both of these books do a fabulous job with these messages.
Little Feminist Book Club really nailed it this month. This month's books teach about consent and communication, which ultimately go hand in hand. Nita's Day has really neat pages that pull out to show the American Sign Language signs for each page's actions. Will Ladybug Hug? shows that not everybody always wants to give or receive hugs, and that is okay! Sheep wasn't ready for a hug, but he was ecstatic to give a high-five. This book was so sweet, and I love how the characters in each book communicate so well. It is an awesome example for littles, and I think these books were two excellent finds. These books add up to $22.17, which is pretty close to the cost of the subscription. Little Feminist is not a "more bang for your buck" kind of subscription, but the service is well worth the cost for me for their thoughtful curation.
After shipping, this subscription adds up to $25.90 a month; if you're someone who doesn't mind paying a price for an excellent curation and content, then this subscription may be worth it to you. The subscription holds a value that doesn't monetarily meet its cost, but I appreciate what they're doing.
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Other Things You Should Know
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