April 2014 Zoobean Review (6 Year-Old)

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April 2014 Zoobean
April 2014 Zoobean

Zoobean, who kindly sent me this package to review, is a monthly subscription service which helps you build your individual child’s literacy with remarkable children’s books and apps selected just for him or her. You may select from a monthly book delivery service (from $9.99/month) that gives you one hardcover or paperback book each month, along with an app recommendation + literacy guides or a digital service option (from $2.99/month) and receive weekly personalized app + book recommendations that come with literacy guides.

This was L’s package, who is 6 years-old.  I also get one sent for WB (who is nearly 2), but it hasn’t arrived yet.

April 2014 Zoobean
The Package

Zoobean ships via USPS Media Mail and only took a few days to arrive. Once again, both L’s and WB’s packages shipped at the same time and both shipped via Media Mail, however, I received L’s first.

Here is what we received this month:

The Book

April 2014 Zoobean
Phileas’s Fortune

This month we received Phileas’s Fortune. I have never heard of this book before, but we already read it and it is super cute.  It’s about a boy who doesn’t have the words he needs to express himself and about how choosing your words is very important.  A great lesson and I really like that they select more unique – not as mainstream – books.  The subscription also included a Reading Guide (which is e-mailed on the day the book is delivered) with questions to ask before and after you read the book and a game to play to go along with the book.

The App

The Human Body App
The Human Body App

Our recommended app this month was “The Human Body“.  This is an awesome app for L because he had a great time learning about the different organs and their functions in Science class this year and this will be a great companion!

The Zoobean plan I received is $14.95, which includes the monthly hardcover book + the digital reading guide + the app selection and app companion.  If you are interested in just the Digital Service, it’s $2.99/month and you will receive a  Receive a weekly email that includes an expert created Reading Guide or App Companion along with a book or app recommendation.  And then you can pick up the book at the bookstore or borrowing it from your local library!

What do you think of Zoobean?  If you are interested in signing up or just want to learn more, click here!

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Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.
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Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include CAUSEBOX, Boxycharm and Beachly!

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. victoria

    Is that really worth the money? I feel like the book and app would be cheaper or around the same price. I know they have the price on the back of the book. Maybe I am just cheap, lol, but that seems a little steep.

    1. Jennifer

      I linked to the book on Amazon and think it was around $13 something? I know no one pays the price listed on the book! I think the reading guide and the curation (I never would have found / picked this book on my own) are what is adding the value here.

      1. victoria

        True, I spent a crazy amount collecting all the Dr Seuss books. A good book is worth its weight in gold.

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