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Our January Book Box is here!!

Anyone else out there love receiving mail? In our home, letters are great, boxes are fun, boxes filled with books are the best!!

Our book box is here! - Jaime's Book Corner

Our first Usborne Books & More Book Subscription box was delivered today and it was the perfect distraction from little lady’s teething pain. Our subscription includes boxes over 3 months, each with 4 new releases and a small gift for the 3-5 age range. We opened the box and immediately started reading.

January Book Box Subscription - Jaime's Book Corner

Kitty Kat, Kitty Kat, Where Have You Been? Washington D.C. was my favorite. Being from Virginia, it reminded me a little bit of home and I think it’s a great, age-appropriate introduction to all the important monuments and cool kid places to go. Lizard in a Blizzard was little lady’s choice (not surprising, considering her current obsession with all phonics books).

The Alphabet of Peculiar Creatures is a unique take on an A to Z book and I love that it includes pronunciation guides. Otherwise, I would have NO idea how to say half of the name of the creatures! The facts were a thrill to read too – did you know that a mara is a relative of the guinea pig or that binturongs give off a strong smell similar to buttered popcorn? Yeah, neither did I!

Lastly, I love the inclusion of a Shine-a-Light book! If you’re not familiar, these books truly set Usborne Books & More apart from competitors, they are like nothing you’ve ever seen before in a children’s book! Kids can reveal a secret image in the illustrations just by shining a flashlight behind each page. All this fun is happening while they’re learning at the same time too because this collection is non-fiction.

The newest addition is At the Library. This was such an approachable way to learn about everything libraries have to offer, I even learned a few things (but then again, I always do from our non-fiction books).

Aside from the books, this box also included 4 bookmarks and a new spring catalog.

Lizard in a Blizzard - Jaime's Book Corner

I’m already excited to receive our February box!

Did you miss out on the subscription this time? Contact me and I will create one for you based on your budget and age of your child.

Happy reading!

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Resolve to Read in 2019

Resolve to Read in 2019 with Jaime's Book Corner

We’re just over a week into 2019 and some of our New Year’s resolutions may already be veering off track. Don’t let reading with your children be one of them!

I am such a visual person that charts and lists really help hold me accountable with my goals. If you’re like me, print out the image above and hang it somewhere you will see it daily. Color in the books and write the titles your child reads. It will be so fun to see it at the end of the year and talk about all the great books!

Need help getting your child to read more?

  • Check out my fun Winter Reading Challenge! Even if your child is not yet reading independently, the challenges still apply for babies and toddlers.

Need new books?

Not sure how big of an impact reading can make on children? Keep reading for some Top Literacy Statistics from Ferst Readers.

  1. Books contain many words that children are unlikely to encounter frequently in spoken language. Children’s books actually contain 50% more rare words than primetime television or even college students’ conversations.
  2. Young children who are exposed to certain early language and literacy experiences usually prove to be good readers later. Just as a child develops language skills long before being able to speak, the child also develops literacy skills long before being able to read.
  3. Creating a steady stream of new, age-appropriate books has been shown to nearly triple interest in reading within months.
  4. Children’s academic successes at ages 9 and 10 can be attributed to the amount of talk they hear from birth through age 3.
  5. Children who are read to at least three times a week by a family member are almost twice as likely to score in the top 25% in reading compared to children who are read to less than 3 times a week.
  6. Experts are nearly unanimous in stating that babies should routinely experience shared books as soon as they experience shared talking, that is, during the first weeks and months of life.
  7. Children with greater access to books and other print materials express more enjoyment of books, reading, and academics.

Resolve to Read in 2019 with Jaime's Book Corner

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What’s in my Book Box Subscription?

Did you order a Book Box Subscription to gift to your reader? Me too! Well, my mom did, but you know, same thing. These are all brand new titles! Some aren’t even available to order yet and this is absolutely one of the best ways to get some bang for your buck and freshen up your home library for the new year.

Plus, I have some exciting news to share! We now know what’s coming in the Book Boxes, yay! If you want to keep it a surprise, stop reading NOW! If you’re ready to know, here you go…

Book Box Subscription for Ages 0-2! $100 for 12 books and free shipping. 3 boxes delivered straight to your door in January, February, and March, available to order until December 31, 2018. Resolve to read in 2019! || Jaime's Book Corner

Book Box Subscription for Ages 3-5! $100 for 12 books and free shipping. 3 boxes delivered straight to your door in January, February, and March, available to order until December 31, 2018. Resolve to read in 2019! || Jaime's Book Corner

Book Box Subscription for Ages 6-8! $100 for 12 books and free shipping. 3 boxes delivered straight to your door in January, February, and March, available to order until December 31, 2018. Resolve to read in 2019! || Jaime's Book Corner

Book Box Subscription for Ages 9-12! $100 for 12 books and free shipping. 3 boxes delivered straight to your door in January, February, and March, available to order until December 31, 2018. Resolve to read in 2019! || Jaime's Book Corner

December 31, 2018 is the last day to order!

-Did you miss out? Contact me and I’ll create one for you based on your budget and age of your child.