Book Club’s Aren’t Just For Adults! Club Book Worm, Month Two Review.

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I have been a member of quite a few book clubs in my life, and what I love most about them is getting together with friends – chatting and laughing the night away.

Well, why should it be any different for kids?

As you know last month I wrote about a fabulous new book club for kids called “Club Book Worm”. It’s designed specifically by two teachers for preschoolers up till First Graders.

My twins loved the first month so much that pirates and shouting “aargh” have become the norm in the house! So I couldn’t wait to unpack the next instalment.

What we found was something entirely different – a great introduction to science, and growing seeds.

As with adult book clubs, half the fun is hanging out with your friends, so I enlisted a couple of friends for this month’s club. From glancing at the activities this month’s book club choice is definitely geared toward the older kids in the Preschool range. So in the group we had a 5 year old, and three 2 and 1/2 year olds.

Along with the book, came some seeds, a seed house and some wonderful activity cards to enhance the book as we read.

All the friends were very involved and loved answering the questions I had for them. The pages are bright and engaging, but the “story” describes a very different way of planting seeds from what we actually did in the activity – the book uses egg shells and we used paper towels and zip lock bags.

When the kids are older, it would be fun to follow the experiment in the book and grow the seeds the way they did with the egg shells.

Once we were done reading the book, the kids were so excited to do the activity. They were extremely eager and were able to carry out the instructions. The drawing part was a little hard for the 2.5 year olds but the 5 year old loved this activity.

All the kids could plant the seeds, and the best part about this technique is NO MESS! Good job Club Book Worm! I didn’t have enough for all the kids,  so the girls really did some wonderful sharing, and were happy with my “seed house” I made from a paper plate.

Once the seeds were planted the boys hung their seeds on the window and are now eagerly awaiting the growth stage.

This book will come in handy year after year for planting season, and I am sure the twins will be able to do more of the activities as they grow – just like the little seed they planted :)

I think Club Book Worm delivered another wonderful installment this month. This was a great morning activity for all  – I think the highlight was definitely the activities. Although the book was colorful and had excellent and clear examples of seed growth, the techniques in the book and directions for planting are very different from what we did in the activity, so I skipped some of the book when I was reading it to the kids.  They didn’t seem to mind and had a fun time anyway.

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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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About Twin Mom

34 year old, born in a small steel town in South Africa, now living in a large Steel City in the US. Mother of twins and loving every moment.
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27 Responses to Book Club’s Aren’t Just For Adults! Club Book Worm, Month Two Review.

  1. Oh how fun! It’s been a long time since my kids were in this awed-by-everything stage, but I remember it well! :)

    Please tell them we say HI!

  2. Sista says:

    That really does sound like a lot of fun, just a pity that the boys were a little bit young for a few of the activities, but the book certainly seemed to entertain all. I love that everyone got involved where they could and really great that even though you didn’t have enough “seed houses” to go round, it was easy enough to duplicate with ordinary products found in every day homes. Can’t wait to see the finished product – make sure to take photos of the flowers/plants.

  3. I have to say that I wish I had known about this when mine boys were smaller. We always love to read together. We still listen to book on tape together. But this sounds like so much fun.

    • Twin Mom says:

      I love how two teachers formed this great new company. Books on tape are still a great way to get your kids into reading. My sister-in-law uses the books on tape for road trips – I think it’s a great idea.

  4. Katherine says:

    What a darling idea! Love seeing all the kids together reading, very cute.

  5. Corinne says:

    I love that the book comes with an activity to pull the kids into the topic. We have this book but I’m sure your kids got much more out of it with the seeds and drawing worksheets.

    • Twin Mom says:

      I couldn’t agree more – these teachers know what they are doing. But I bet you could come up with some great activities on your own…

  6. Lexie Lane says:

    Oh my gosh! This is the cutest thing ever with their binkies sitting next to the girls. What great fun for them!

  7. Clare says:

    This looks like so much fun. Thanks for the blog. Missing you.

  8. Really interesting and fun product.. glad the kids enjoyed it.

  9. Pamela R says:

    what a great site!! Will have to check it out =]

  10. Raine says:

    Wow thats a great idea – book club for kids! Looks like you guys had fun :)

  11. rhonda says:

    I love, love, love this!

    You can’t go wrong by planting the seed of enjoying reading, followed by activities to reinforce what they’ve read.

    One thing I struggled with, was comprehending and retaining what I read; I still have problems with that. I think this is the perfect way to make it fun, so that they WANT to get into it and develop the skill.

    I’ve seen some punish kids with reading, and I think that’s the opposite of what we should do. This activity is a good one. Love it.

  12. Christy says:

    This sounds like a great book. I know that your boys already have some experience with planting a garden and this book will help you explain to them what happens after you plant the seeds. :) They are growing up so much.

  13. DelSheree says:

    What a great idea! I’d love to try something like this in my area. Thanks for sharing :)

  14. Sharon says:

    I’ve always loved book clubs and one for kids sounds like a wonderful idea. I should check and see if we have one around here for my kids

  15. What a great idea! It looks like they all had a great time! Makes me wish we had done this when my kids were small.

  16. Brenda says:

    Sounds like a great idea, thanks for sharing the website.

  17. I absolutely love this idea for kids. I will have to check around to see if I can find a way to get this started in our area. Thank you for the inspiration!

    • Twin Mom says:

      It is a great activity for your kids and their friends – if you need some inspiration check out the link for Club Book Worm :)

  18. What a great idea for the kids, and it’s fun plus educational. I’m thinking of incorporating an educational activity like this in our children’s book series.

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