*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.*
Did you know that September is national literacy month?! I wish I could say that as a kid, I loved to read…but that would be a lie. Throughout elementary school, I distinctly remember dreading any reading lessons that were assigned- especially reading aloud. I read very slowly, fumbled on my words, and didn’t comprehend what I was reading. The words were just words on a page, and nothing more.
If it were up to little Kimi, I would have given up reading for leisure the day I graduated elementary school, but I’m SO glad that’s not the case. I realized I wasn’t comprehending because I was too nervous about what others thought of my reading abilities, so there wasn’t enough room to soak in the beautiful stories over the noise of my own insecurities. I never loved to read because since realizing I was behind in kindergarten, I had continued to feel that I was behind and inadequate. I felt like every other student was somehow better than me, and instead of wanting to get better, it made me want to give up!
Fortunately, that realization sparked something inside of me and between that and my curiosity (or nosiness?) and desire to constantly be learning and growing, I have become a total lover of books! So much so in fact that I want to be sure that I pass this on to my kids. We did a book raffle at my oldests’ baby shower instead of a diaper raffle, my twins’ nursery theme was children’s literature, and my daughter is named after the author of my favorite book: Harper Lee.
I want to give my children the amazing gift of an EARLY love of reading and the confidence that comes with it, so when I first heard about BookRoo, I was beyond excited!
Created by three sisters-in-law, moms, and book lovers, BookRoo is a unique subscription box for kids: they deliver absolutely beautiful children’s books to your door every month! They are hand wrapped like little gifts for your kids to unwrap, and packaged in recycled (and recycleable!) boxes!
Their mission is to enable and empower parents to build their children’s book collections in an affordable and exciting way through curated monthly book deliveries! They believe in the power and impact of the written word in the life of a child, and believe it’s never too early to start reading to children!
BookRoo believes as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did that:
“It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.”
One of the most beautiful things about this box for me, is the excitement that my kids had when opening their boxes. They WANTED to read!! I mean, look at those smiles!! Total win!!
So how does it work?:
There are two levels of boxes for your readers: picture books (which come with two books per box), and board books for younger readers (which come with three books). They carefully source hidden gems; books that aren’t easily found in stores and online in hopes of adding to your collection with books you don’t have yet! These books are highly recommended and reviewed by a panel of 12 families attending Stanford University and their combined 22 kids before they make their way into your box!
Overall, we are SO excited about BookRoo and HIGHLY reccommend these boxes! I seriously couldn’t wait to share this blog post with you!!
There are several subscription options available to you, as well as the option to gift a box! Check out Bookroo, and get your own box here !