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Tuesday, May 31

The Story Box

Thinking about ways to keep the kids happy through the summer?  If you have little ones, The Story Box is a new subscription that you’re going to want to check out right now!  (We even have a coupon for you…if you’re on the fence about it.)

The books are chosen based on many different factors with a preference towards those that are colorful, have great illustrations, good vocabulary, good story line, rhyming, alliteration, and more. Along with the books, you’ll also receive a parent guide that is specific to the books in your box and organized into various age groups.

The guide is written by a nationally certified speech-language pathologist and includes tips for making the most out of reading time, ways to encourage communication, and even suggested activities to go along with the particular books.  (The Story Box books are intended for children ages 1 through 7.)

The back of the welcome letter featured a guide to adapting the included books to various age groups.
Each of the books came with its own parent guide which listed language concepts for each reading level, as well as hands-on activities to try that are based on the book.

I LOVE the fact that a portion of each subscription fee is used to purchase books and other educational materials to benefit children with disabilities and children from low-income families.  What a nice touch!
The books were shipped in a flat brown box with a large bright green Story Box logo on it.

Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos & Illustrated by Joy Ang
This is a unique book with good vocabulary and a fun storyline. I love the colorful, contemporary illustrations that highlight the character’s emotions and actions. My youngest really liked this book!

Pirates Don’t Change Diapers by Melinda Long & Illustrated by David Shannon
This book is beautifully illustrated with colorful, detailed pictures that are attractive to kids of any age. The images can tell the story alone, which is perfect for young readers. For older children, this book offers a great story line and good vocabulary lessons. It’s a bit of a longer read than the other book, which is good for some quality time with young ones.

Overall Impression
I was really impressed with TheStory Box! The books they selected were both totally new to me and I love the messages that they portrayed. Value-wise, the total of both books (using Amazon prices) is just over $30. So not only do you get discounted books, but you also have the additional bonus of the parent guides/activity ideas to go along with them.

The Nitty Gritty
  • The Cost:
    • Month-to-Month Plan: $21.99 per month
    • 3 Month Prepay: $20.99 per month
    • 6 Month Prepay: $19.99 per month
    • Shipping is always FREE for all plans!  (US only)
  • Boxes ship around the 21st of the month and arrive to your door within 2 to 8 business days. Join by the 19th so we can ship your box on the 21st.
  • Coupon Code: TAKESIX – Save $6 off your first order!

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