Kids love getting surprises in the mail. You should see my son’s face when a package is addressed to him. Best. Thing. Ever. As for me, I love anything that encourages him to pick up a book. Story Surprise satisfies both of us with one neat little monthly package!
Story Surprise is a subscription service unlike pretty much any other. First, it’s incredibly affordable. At only $5.79 per month (with annual subscription), it’s within just about every budget. Second, it’s designed to get kids excited about reading again! How? That’s the surprise! Every package comes with a carefully curated book chosen just for your child’s age. Jacob received a complimentary Story Surprise subscription, and his first book was really cool.
Story Surprise: The Educational Surprise Your Kids Will Love
Getting started with a Story Surprise subscription is really easy. You just tell them your child’s age (or reading level), then pick a subscription length. It’s $6.99 if you pay by the month, or $5.79 a month if you sign up for a one-year subscription. Then, just sit back and wait for your child to get their first package! They’ll receive a blue and white Story Surprise box addressed to them.
For Jacob, I went with the 9-12 age group. He’s right in the middle at 10. I wasn’t sure what to expect, since Story Surprise picks the book for you each month (hence the surprise part). I was pleased to find a high-quality hard-cover world atlas as his first book. Jacob is really interested in history and geography, so this will help him learn more about the world around him.
As mentioned above, the service is incredibly affordable. This is a huge draw for me. I feel that it makes books accessible to kids in all income brackets. Beyond that, it’s a subscription service that more families can afford. With kids bragging about what they got in this and that latest $40 mystery crate, this gives kids in lower income brackets a chance to experience the excitement that’s made the subscription service industry such a success.
Of course, most important of all, it’s encouraging kids to read something new! While kids are more likely to read books that they choose for themselves, I think there’s an exception when it comes to surprise books. Jacob is more likely to read a book that arrived in the mail addressed to him than he is a book that, say, his teacher picked out for him.
Overall, I’m impressed with what I’ve seen so far from Story Surprise. I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next! Sign up for a subscription for your child or give one as a gift by visiting the Story Surprise website. Check them out on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with news. They also have some really cool videos on their YouTube channel!
One last really cool thing about Story Surprise: they are passionate about giving back. Check out their 5,000 Books Program to learn how they’re donating books to different groups, like the Boys & Girls Club.
What types of stories would you love to see in a Story Surprise package? Tell me in the comments!