Club Book Worm is a monthly book club for preschoolers and first graders. We got our first installment and I couldn’t wait to open it up. Luckily the weather cooperated – it was raining Yup I was excited for the rain so we could stay inside and read!
Mason woke up from his nap first and caught me with the book. Their Uncle Peter had recently been talking to them about pirates and teaching them how to “Arrrrrrrgh” like a pirate, so when Mason saw the book about pirates he was thrilled! The colors and images are spectacular, and it’s definitely a book the kids and adults both enjoy reading.
Along with the book came a pirates eye patch, green plastic alphabet tiles, a packet of letters A-Z on card stock, and four cards with activities on them:
Mason grabbed the letter tiles and started unpacking them. I was amazed at how many letters he could correctly identify. This was really exciting for me, as it’s hard to know what exactly your toddler has learned already: M for Mason, K, and many more
Mason then noticed the eye patch and I let him put it on himself (Mr. Independence), and then we started reading the book together and doing one of the activities from the activity card.
We were having a ball, and Cameron must have heard us because he woke up and came straight over and joined in the fun. He tried the eye patch too but didn’t love it as much as Mason. I eventually had to hide the eye patch from Mason because he wanted to keep wearing it!
Cameron chose to explore the A – Z letter cards. He enjoyed putting them out on the table and playing with them, but the boys are still too young to put them in alphabetical order. Although these letters are made on a card stock, I think unfortunately the boys will quickly ruin them. We already had one a little scrunched by the time we packed them away.
I would have loved if these cards were laminated, but any mom with a sharpie and a pair of scissors can recreate these cards if absolutely necessary, so I wasn’t too let down by this fact. I think they are a good addition to the tools in this pack, and hopefully I won’t have to recreate too many, too quickly. The great quality of the plastic letters, the book and the activities definitely makes up for the flimsy alphabet cards.
The twins were a little too young for some of the activities. I don’t think that’s a bad thing because if your kids could do all the activities right from the start then growth isn’t occurring. This way we can keep coming back to the activity cards until they can manage them all. Also this book club is for kids up to first grade so the fact that the twins couldn’t manage them all is fine.
This book has already become a favorite – it’s really fun to read and it gets the boys involved by having them search out the letters and roar like a pirate! When Cameron saw the letter B in the book he said “Bus” even though there wasn’t a bus insight! Just shows how learning is occurring.
As you know, my toddlers love to read and I have written about fostering the love of reading in your toddlers as well as tips on making reading fun. Club Book Worm nailed the “fun” aspect of reading, and they definitely know how to get the toddlers involved in the book.
I can’t wait to see how they like next month’s book club choice.
So apart from the flimsy card stock letters, I loved the book, the plastic letter tiles and the activities and would definitely give this product my stamp of approval
Club Book Worm was created by two teachers, and their love of learning and their talent for keeping it fun, definitely shined through. Also one of the brains behind the operation is also a twin mom! Please check out their website and let me know what you think. You can purchase one month of activities at a time – or more if you prefer.
I have been approached a few times to review a product, or write a post for someone and it either didn’t fit with One and One’s vision or it just wasn’t legitimate.
I was so excited when Club Book Worm reached out and told me about their product, as I feel it was in line with our vision.
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