I’m fortunate that from a very early age my son has had an interest in reading. When he was 2 months old his favorite toy was a crinkly book we received as a gift during our baby shower. He would sit leaning back against my knees for an hour while we spoke about the different animals and touched all the textures and pages. We read to him every night and began to develop favorites. First it was goodnight moon, then goodnight gorilla. He then began to want to be read longer books like Dr. Seuss and now has a fascination with fact books like the Maps books and Richard Scarry books.
I say I’m fortunate because studies have shown that overall boys read less than girls. Boys score lower than girls on reading tests in every age group, every year, and I also know that as boys get older it can sometimes be a struggle to keep them interested in reading. Many attribute this to the types of books children are required to read in school: classics, romance, and fiction which are usually more interesting to girls and young women. I say I’m fortunate because I believe raising a reader is not just about reading from an early age, it’s about continuing that love by keeping reading fresh, fun, and exciting.
Which is why Bookroo is so important and so necessary to me. I mentioned that we received a shipment from Bookroo that I was almost sure we would love. Still, his strong reaction to it caught me off guard. I don’t want to tell you how Bookroo does this, I want to show you:
The books arrive individually wrapped and being able to unwrap the books triggers an instant excitement and makes them just a little more special and just a little more memorable- like opening a birthday or Christmas present. Watching his face light up us as he thumbed through each book was magical, and I don’t say that lightly. As parents, anything that brings our children joy brings us joy. When it’s something simple like a leaf, a new crayon, or a simple story, it tugs at my heart a little stronger.
I consider myself well informed on new Children’s Books (especially considering I worked in book publishing for a number of years), but both books were brand new to me. His favorite story was this incredibly charming book about a little pig who just can’t stop saying “Ribbit”. It only took a few pages for him to begin saying “Ribbit” right along with the pig. Seriously you guys- magical!
It’s for this exact reason Bookroo is so important. Creating that magic and that love of books will create readers for life. Bookroo is also wonderfully priced. Often times I find these subscription services to cost about as much as buying the items in store yourself. The perk then becomes the convenience and the novelty of the subscription. Instead, Bookroo has priced their subscription box well below the cost of the books, making these economical as well as fun. If that’s not good enough, Bookroo was so so kind to offer us a code to receive $5 off your first box! Don’t pass up this deal, you guys- I promise you and your babes won’t be disappointed!
They’ve also created this amazing reading app to track your child’s reading. This is a great way to record not just how long you read, but what was read. They’re offering some great prizes for using the app this month so head over to their site and create an account.
I truly hope you’ll give Bookroo a chance because, who knows, they may send your babe what will later become their favorite childhood book!
Now tell me, what was your favorite book growing up?
I received this product in exchange for writing this review. However I want you to know I would never share something if I didn’t feel it was right for my family or for my readers and that all opinions are my own.