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Family Stories Makes World Travel Possible and Personalized for Kids

I have always been a fan of travel and one day hope to travel the world. I wish the same for my kids, too. New people, new experiences, new food, new sights, traveling is a true adventure. Luckily for my daughter, she gets to travel the world now with her new personalized adventure book from Family Stories.

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~I received a sample to help facilitate this post. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

Do you have a travel bucket list? Maybe you’d like to visit Peru, or Kenya, or how about somewhere a bit more local, like New York? Australia is on the top of my list! My daughter recently got the opportunity to travel to all of these places, plus some, with her personalized adventure book from Family Stories.

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Country after country, her character travels all over the world in just a single day, with a little birthday magic of course. It was quite the adventure – visiting new lands, learning a little about each place, and meeting new friends. And because it’s all in a book, she can travel back anytime she wants.

Did you notice I mentioned her character? It’s true! My daughter can look through her book, “Sadee Travels Around the World,” and actually see herself traveling to all of these places. The personalization of this book isn’t just adding my daughter’s name to the story, but when I ordered it, I was able to create a little Sadee character that looks just like her (hair style and color, eyes, nose, skin color, clothing). It’s the cutest thing to see her point herself out while we read the book. “My Sadee!,” she says.

Family Stories Makes World Travel Possible and Personalized for Kids | #FamilyStories #kidsbook #personalization #giftidea

Family Stories Makes World Travel Possible and Personalized for Kids | #FamilyStories #kidsbook #personalization #giftidea

Family Stories Makes World Travel Possible and Personalized for Kids | #FamilyStories #kidsbook #personalization #giftidea

And the personalization doesn’t stop there. Mommy and Daddy get characters too. She knew right away who we were when we read the book the first time. One of the things I like about the personalization of this particular book is that if you have a family with two moms or two dads, that can be done too.

After the personalizing was completed, I got to preview the graphics exactly as they would look in the final print, right down to every last page. It is one of the cutest things I’ve seen and my daughter really seems to enjoy seeing and reading about herself in a book. I can’t wait to see if Family Stories will come up with other story lines!

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Do your kids have any personalized books?

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* I received a sample to help facilitate this post. As always, opinions are still 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

New Reading Surprises with The Story Box

If you can’t tell yet, I’ve recently become a huge fan of monthly subscription boxes. And guess what, my kids have too! They love getting new surprises in the mail each month, especially if it’s a cool package to open, and I love the joy and excitement on their faces when they open a new box.

Their latest subscription box addition is from The Story Box and every month they each get a new book that’s fit for their age. We make time almost on a daily basis to sit down and explore the characters and adventures that what await inside their books. Let’s just say their reading collection has grown at such a rapid pace that the book shelf I made them a few months ago just isn’t big enough anymore.

The Story Box provides your children with 2 new story books to explore each month. Subscribe today and save $6 off your first order! #subscriptionbox

The Story Box has 3 different box options to choose from, but they all include a parent guide and 2 books that are curated by a speech-language pathologist.

  • Board Books Package – for children ages 0 to 2.5 years.
  • Picture Books Package – for children ages 2.5 to 6 years.
  • Family Package – for families with children in both age ranges.

Since I have a 1 year old (as of tomorrow!) and a 4 year old, I chose the Family Package. The selections in our August box included a  board book entitled Sheep Go To Sleep, and a picture book entitled Shark’s Big Surprise.

The Story Box provides your children with 2 new story books to explore each month. Subscribe today and save $6 off your first order! #subscriptionbox

My kids were super excited to see they got some new stories to read and couldn’t wait to get into them. Yesterday was pretty gloomy and rainy, which actually cooled down the weather a little bit. So after the rain stopped, we headed to our bench outside to enjoy the nice, cool evening and spend some time experiencing their new books.

The Story Box provides your children with 2 new story books to explore each month. Subscribe today and save $6 off your first order! #subscriptionbox

And these aren’t just your ordinary run of the mill books. There’s so much to enjoy about them. For starters, the board books are perfect for my toddler because she can’t tear them up. She has an interest in ripping things apart – tissue, magazines, and even her brothers books. She’s already destroyed a handful of his books. So it’s a big plus we can enjoy a book with her that she can’t demolish.

The Story Box provides your children with 2 new story books to explore each month. Subscribe today and save $6 off your first order! #subscriptionbox

As for the picture books for my son, I love that they come with suggested challenges that I, as the parent, can challenge and help my son with. For example, one of the suggestions included on the parent guide for Shark’s Big Surprise was to talk with my son about the sound each animal makes in the story and then do a small recall activity to see if he could match the sound with its animal. So not only is my son getting to experience a new world and story with the book, but I can also help develop his mind and language with the help of the parent guide.

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Ready to subscribe for your little one(s)? Simply visit The Story Box and choose which box best fits your child’s age. Use promo code TAKESIX and save $6 off your first order! Then you just have to wait in anticipation for your box to arrive! This month’s shipment is scheduled for September 21st.

And before I forget, a portion of each subscription fee is used to purchase books and other educational materials to benefit children with disabilities and children from low-income families. What a great way to not only help your child expand their mind, but help other children as well!

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*This post contains an affiliate link and I may receive compensation in exchange for this post.  I also received a sample free of charge.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.