Curated Children’s Books

Early Childhood Development Targeted
Books • Toys • Activities
Simplify Milestones
Learn Through Play
Prep For Kindergarten!

Every word you say builds your child’s brain and reading aloud daily is the BEST way to increase exposure to those critically important words.

What's in the Box?

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Books

Three professionally curated, age appropriate books. At six months, your child is developmentally prepared for a different type of book than at twelve months. This is why every book is specifically targeted for appropriate age groups. We've done the research so you don’t have to.

Parent Guide

Monthly developmental milestones, tips, and activities are prepared for specific ages by our early childhood specialists. You can use these to understand where your child is at, evaluate growth opportunities, and set new goals to propel successful development.

Reading Chart

Monthly charts are a fun way to help you stay on track and build your child’s confidence through the value of reaching goals. (Includes stickers)

Developmental Toy

Included in each box is a wrapped toy/activity. The toys are not only fun for your child, but also reinforce targeted developmental growth. 

Mini

$ 39
  • 3 Books
  • 1 Learning Toy
  • Monthly Reading Charts
  • Age Specific Parent Guides

Basic

$ 79
  • 6 Books
  • 2 Learning Toys
  • Monthly Reading Charts
  • Age Specific Parent Guides

Complete

$ 159
  • 12 Books
  • 4 Learning Toys
  • Monthly Reading Charts
  • Age Specific Parent Guides

- FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS -

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READ ALOUD

Research continues to prove that when it comes to early literacy development, one of the most impactful and effective parenting technique is reading aloud. Children who are read aloud to by parents get a head start in language and literacy skills and go to school better prepared.

“Daily reading aloud is not just a nice thing to do but is as essential to healthy development as good nutrition, good hygiene, and sleep.”
Read Aloud 15 Minutes

“The single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school.”
National Commission on Reading, 1985

BOOK OWNERSHIP

We love libraries and we think everyone should use them more. But we also know and understand the value and impact of book ownership. Having a variety of age-appropriate books in the home is great, but when a child feels ownership, it promotes and fosters a culture of reading. This connection and relationship with books is the difference maker.

“Children who grow up in homes where books are plentiful go further in school than those who don’t.”
Family scholarly culture and educational success

 

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WHY NOT DIGITAL?

It’s tempting to integrate technology into every part of our lives, including parenting. Unfortunately, kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens and growing research suggests that there are a variety of unintended negative consequences. Researchers suggest that “screen time” should be limited to two hours a day for children ages 3-18. And, for 2-year-olds and younger, none at all. For this reason, we are sticking to good ole traditional paper books.

“Parents who used conventional books were more likely to engage in what education researchers call ‘dialogic reading,’ the sort of back-and-forth discussion of the story and its relation to the child’s life that research has shown are key to a child’s linguistic development.”
Dr. Hirsh-Pasek

READ ALOUD ADVOCATES

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Dr. John S. Hutton

Read Aloud 15 MINUTES’ “SpokesDoctor”

“We know more than we ever have about how something so simple as reading aloud for 15 minutes […] can change their brain for a lifetime.”

BY THE NUMBERS

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The first few years of life are critical in your child’s brain development. Make the most of this window. If you wait, it’s too late.

  • Your baby’s brain is making literally trillions of connections during the first few years, the fastest it will ever grow.
  • Children are rapidly learning language. They often quadruple the number of words they know between ages 1-2.
  • Babies learn best through interactions. There is
    no substitute for YOU.

By the age of 4, the top children in the class will have heard 30 million more words than the bottom children. Studies have shown that the number of words a child knows when entering kindergarten is predictive of future learning success. The answer is reading aloud 15 minutes a day.

WHY READ ALOUD?

LITERACY SKILL BUILDING
Vocabulary. Phonics. Familiarity with the printed word. Storytelling. Comprehension. Reading aloud builds literacy skills.

BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
From birth to age 3 are critical years in the development of language skills.

BONDING
Despite its simplicity, this time together is hugely meaningful and impactful.

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
The number of words that a child knows on entering kindergarten is a key predictor of his future success

INSTILL A LOVE OF READING
Your example demonstrates that reading is important, fun, and valued.

KNOWLEDGE SHARED
Books are fun and informative. You and your child can learn something new together as you read aloud.

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