My kids are in full-on countdown mode! Every morning they check the calendar…”5 weeks and 2 days left, mom!”
Don’t misunderstand, they actually love school and I know they’ll be sad when that last day does finally come. But they are also really excited about Summer Vacation, too.
Of course, as the mom, I know that excitement will quickly fade and they’ll be turning to me for ideas of what they can do now. I should clarify and tell you that I do not hold the roll of “Summer Vacation Activities Director” for my kids. I’m 100% ok with them experiencing boredom because I know that it can help foster creativity, imagination and problem solving in kids. But I also like to have a few ideas up my sleeves, especially on those rainy summer days!
One of my favorite tricks (and an instant favorite of the kids) is subscriptions! We’ve done monthly subscription boxes, book of the month clubs, magazines, etc. There is just something about receiving a “surprise” in the mail!
This year we’ll be doing a subscription with Zoobooks for my son. He just turned 6 and loves everything animals and dinosaurs. Not just made-up stories about them but really learning about them. Their eating habits, how they hunt, what makes them unique from other animals. He devours that stuff! And that’s what Zoobooks Magazine is all about!
A favorite of kids and parents for more than 35 years, Zoobooks offers four different magazines, each tailored to a specific age range:
Zoobies is designed for ages 0-3 with images and writing just right for infants and toddlers.
Zootles engages preschoolers ages 3-6 with amazing photos, age-appropriate stories and information and tons of family activities.
The newest addition to the Zoobooks family is Zoodinos. Created for ages 5 and up, Zoodinos explores the prehistoric world of dinosaurs with stories, activities and more.
The award winning Zoobooks, designed for kids ages 6-12, focuses on one animal each issue; helping kids further explore and learn about that animal’s habitat, social habits, body, and more. All while engaging them through kid-friendly art, images, and writing.
My son got his first issues of Zoobooks and Zoodinos this month and has just been pouring over the pages. “Mom! Did you know…..Hey mom! You have to hear this part about…”
I’m pretty sure our whole family will be experts on these animals and dinosaurs by the time he’s done with us! Of course none of us mind; his excitement about each and every fact and story makes it hard not to get equally as excited 😉
Signing up for a subscription to one of the Zoobooks magazines is as simple as visiting Zoobooks.com. And this isn’t just for parents! Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles!!! Zoobooks subscriptions make for a great gift idea for all the little ones in your life, too!!
Also, be sure to check out the Zoobooks Digital Subscriptions!
A SIMPLE GIVEAWAY!
To get two lucky families started in the world of Zoobooks, we’re giving away two subscriptions! One family will win a subscription to Zoobies and another family will win a subscription to Zootles, thanks to the fabulous people at Zoobooks! To enter, simply use the rafflecopter form below.