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.
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.
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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