2017 Reading Challenge: Book 1 ~ Uma Krishnaswami’s Si Tito Libra At Ako

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There is no way I can give up the passion, though, even with time constraints, so every year I set out to read as many books as I can and challenge myself to stick to the goal. Often, I fail on the reading splurge but what’s good is I can always try {and so can you! ;)}. This year, I have no grand plans about reading as many books, though. In fact, I am making it more achievable by aiming to read only 50 books this 2017! If you will do the Math, that’s equivalent to reading 1 book per week.

For my very first read this year, I chose this children’s book which my brother, Ken, bought as gifts for his godchildren for Christmas. One child was not able to get his gift and it left us with the opportunity to open and peruse the book. One page and I am hooked! I read this in one sitting since the book is comprised of only 110 pages!

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The Day We Rode The Rainbow Book Review + A Giveaway

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I was sent a copy of the book The Day We Rode The Rainbow by Jody F. Mays to review a few months back. Books are my absolute loves and I will not pass on the chance to share with you another children’s book that you and your children might find interesting.

The Day We Rode The Rainbow in a nutshell

This colorful, whimsical book is a story about 2 butterflies and their friends. It is an interactive book that tackles friendship as well as respecting each other’s differences. It teaches children about being friends with anyone, even those who are different.

Here is the synopsis at the back of the book:

Step into this beautifully illustrated story, introducing a world of imagination and immerse yourself into a day of play with a group of butterfly friends ~ and one who was different. Experience a small world come alive through rich, happy colors and whimsical drawings. Enjoy an interactive, fun story about finding friendship, self-acceptance, and tolerance while the friends strive to “ride the rainbow” and learn new things about themselves. Come and let this magical group of butterfly buddies entertain your while they explore their small world with you ~ and attempt to fulfill their dreams. 

Here are a few sample pages from the book: 

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Unboxing Our November #BuriBox

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Fueling the little one’s passion for reading and learning is something this mum is committed to. But with his penchant for the telly and his gadget and games, especially during weekends, I need to work overtime to distract him away from them and quick! That is why I am always on the look out for any materials that would pique his interest and any book that would encourage him to read even more.

I have read a lot about curated subscription boxes for children that include books, worksheets, and other educational materials but most of them are not available here. How I wish someone will come up with a local version so mums here can easily subscribe and have them delivered straight to our doorsteps!

I think you can very well imagine how excited I was when I discovered the all-new BuriBox.  I was even more delighted when I found out about their introductory promo. Can you imagine getting a box filled with books, arts and crafts supplies and activity sheets and I only had to pay for the shipping! I wasted no time and subscribed to the little man’s very first BuriBox!

BuriBox in a nutshell

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The BuriBox is especially-designed by Adarna House for the Filipino family to build a library of stories and a treasure trove of educational activities at home.

The box comes in 2 types:

  • Toddler Boxwith 4-5 kid-tested preschool books and multiple activities and worksheets for children aged 3-5
  • Young Reader Boxfilled with 5 award-winning books and multiple activities and worksheets for the beginning readers 6-8 years of age

I opted for the latter as it is more suited for my young bookworm. Each box is priced at Php799/month, inclusive of free delivery around Metro Manila! Initially, they only accept orders from Metro Manila, but I know you’d be interested to know that they know deliver to anywhere in the Philippine! I paid Php150 for  provincial shipping. When I subscribed, they were only accepting Paypal payments but I do hope they can include other modes of payment as not most people have a Paypal account.

Subscription to BuriBox is easy as pie using their website. You can also unsubscribe anytime you like, in case you opted not to get a box every month. I might just do the same since I also purchase books for the little man from different sources from time to time and scour the world wide web for printables, activities and worksheets that fit Jared’s current interests and inclination.

Unboxing the November BuriBox

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