I love reading to my kids. I think it is so important for a number of reasons. We regularly go to the library and I do whatever I can to foster their love of reading. I always try to have plenty of new books on hand for them, to keep them wanting to read. Hudson loves when I ask him to find his favorite books for me so I can write my “Books my Kids are Loving” post each month. I also love coming up with fun crafts and food ideas to go along with whatever book they are into at the moment.
So when I heard about BookRoo, I was really excited! BookRoo is brand new service that will deliver a selection of kids board books to your door each month. (and you guys know how I love monthly subscription boxes)
It was so much fun getting our first delivery, especially since the books are beautifully wrapped, and the kids got to open them! Each box comes with 3 wrapped books.
Mila freaked out when she saw the books and was ready to start reading right away. She was particularly excited about the Owl & Friends book that was in our set, since she is obsessed with owls!
We read that book now every single night, so I thought it would be fun to create felt animals based on some of the critters in the book. Her favorites are the owl, the caterpillars and the purple birds (since she loves EVERYTHING purple!)
I created the animals freehand on different pieces of felt. (I have been getting good at drawing cute, little owls since she asks me to draw them all the time) The bird was easy, I just traced two different sized circles. The caterpillar was just a bunch of circles and Mila had the most fun putting that together. I glued them all together and now she plays with them while we read the book.
I think BookRoo is a brilliant idea and it is also a perfect gift for new moms. (this would definitely win best present at the next baby shower you go to!) It is $20 for one month, and they also offer 3 and 6 month subscriptions, which bring the monthly price down a bit. Right now, they only offer board books, so they are best for infants through toddlers. (but my 6 year old loves them too, probably since they are easy for him to read) They are going to be adding picture books soon though. Check out BookRoo’s website and they are also on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest. You will love it!