Hi everyone! I miss blogging SO much! I have taken a blogging hiatus because I have been adjusting to my new work situation. Same day job but I am now able to work from home, so I had to get my equipment set up and what not-it has been such a game changer for me! Now laundry and dishes are not backed up and I am eating a REAL breakfast as opposed to my daily binges of trips to the Starbucks before heading to the office. The best part of this all is no more commuting! If you ever tried commuting during rush hour in Chicago, you know how chaotic and stressful it can be.
Also, I have been spending quality time with my daughter since she came back from staying with her grandparents overseas. I will have to post some of the fun things we did over the past winter.
I love books,and I especially love Children’s books. When Book Bears asked me to do a review of their picture books, I happily obliged. I received two books from their monthly picture book selection in exchange for a review.
Book Bears is a monthly children’s book subscription service. Monthly selections are made by a children’s book editor with over 10 years of experience. The great thing about all of this is that for every new subscriber,Book Bears will donate a book to a child in need. Their mission is to create lifelong readers and to show children that reading is fun!
Also included with every monthly book is a “Share the love of stories” card that gives you tips on how to get the best experience out of reading the books. It includes some great conversation starters to ask the children related to what is going on in the story,including activities where the children can act out the characters.
Also included is a coloring sheet/reading certificate that allows the children to keep track what they read that month and a great way to learn the months of the year, great for building confidence.
Now on to the books themselves-they are big, bright, colorful and beautiful,and really captures the attention of the children. My four year old loved acting out the sounds that the animals make and giggled with joy with every page I read:
The age ranges that the books are available are 2-6 and 4-8. Pictured at the bottom for example is aimed for the 4-8 set,which is a great story about a bunny,named Newbie,who is training to become a Rescue Bunny, and all the challenges he has to face to become one.
So if you want to instill a love of reading and keep the children engaged in reading, Book Bears is a way to go. It provides children something to look forward to each month. It’s the perfect opportunity for families to bond with their children through these books. It’s also another great way to spend quality family time. I am all about quality family time around here which is the best gift you can give a child.