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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This month included an activity sheet and a welcome sheet introducing this month's contents. This month's activity is "Practicing Consent", which may be the most important skill to teach a child.
What's Inside This Box
Yes! No! A First Conversation about Consent by Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli & Isabel Roxas – Retail value $8.99
This book should be a staple in every home. It starts off by declaring your child's body is their own, and there is a page that lists male and female body parts with pictures of each. It makes a point to address when 'your grown-up' makes decisions for your body to keep you healthy and safe, but then goes on to say that when a child's grown-up makes these decisions, she should explain to the kid why and ask first. It goes on to explain that people have different preferences when it comes to their bodies and all the ways someone can say no without using the word no (so important to recognize!). This book gives so many examples of how and when you should ask for consent, and it is put so simply; it really is beautiful and should be taught everywhere. Imagine that world!
Hands On! by Anne Wynter – Retail value $7.99
This was a really fun, joyful read. It gives a lot of good sensory and imagery through the pages, and it was fun to go through it with Ro and ask him what it felt like to pet a dog, have his hands in the grass, etc. He loved the pictures and the sing-songy words, too.
Little Feminist Book Club included discussion cards for each book. Both books talk about body parts, and I feel like it is important that your child knows and can identify their parts. I think it helps a child feel ownership over his own body when he can say "This is my hand! This is my arm!", especially when it comes to a situation he may not feel comfortable in whether someone tries to grab his hand or give a kiss goodbye without permission. It has always made me cringe, watching relatives force their kids to give a hug or a begrudged kiss while welcoming or leaving a family event, and I swore to myself that I'd always let my babies make their own decisions when it came to their comfort levels.
Little Feminist Book Club sent out two great books this month. We enjoyed Hands On for its cute pictures and repetition, but I was extremely impressed by Yes! No!. I really think this book nails consent, explaining why and how it is important and what to look out for when someone doesn't quite say 'no' but implies it. I will be buying this book for my sister who is due in August and probably any other baby on the way from here out. The value of this month's picks comes to $16.98, not quite hitting the mark on the cost of this subscription.
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 always monetarily meet its cost, but I appreciate the service.
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