First, If you’ve been following me I’m still getting on my feet. I started classes again (Journalism and Shakespeare) so more poetry and current news posts will probably be in the future.
In the mean time I want to talk about how my daughter and I have finally gotten into a good reading routine. I’ve always made it a point to have reading time, but now she has started to request it (and not only as a way to stay up later). About half of her goto books are Usborne books so I wanted to talk about them a bit.
So if you know Usborne your waiting for me to say go to my page, I can be your book lady. However, I’m not a consultant. I might eventually try but not yet. Also, sadly my Usborne consultant is deployed right now so she temporarily stopped selling, or I would make sure to promote her. The good thing is you can go to the website or you can search almost any social media platform and find one. They sell books from infant to young adultish (around 12) and they also have a couple of learning sets. People sell them through their site, party’s (currently alot on facebook), or they sell them in their own physical stores. I’ll leave the link to the website and a couple of consultants I’ve found below (note: my phone does not like the main website. I always have to use my computer because it gives me one of those cannot find server messages. Though, if I click on a consultants link I can get on the site.)
Moving on, I don’t know how these books are different, but there’s something about them that is. My daughter wasn’t really taking to books until I got a few of these.
I’ll be honest, it took a few invites to the Facebook book party’s, but by the third invite from my friend I finally bought some. It’s a good thing I did too because she fell in love with their All Better book. This is still one of the first books I can use to start reading time. It’s a very cute book that has you put band-aids on the animals, but for me it was awesome to see my daughter put the right band-aid on the correct animal.
Today, though we were reading Nibbles the Book Monster. This one is for older kids, but it’s one of the few she lets me read to her. There’s holes in the book where he “nibbled”, and she puts her hand through them to “chase” him. This book is actually part of a series, and the last I saw they also have a stuffed toy of him that can be bought alone or with a set.
I’ll be honest it’s been a hit and miss with us liking the books, but for the most part they’ve been worth the money. I’ve found the average books that I like for my little monster cost around 11.99 ish. Though, alomost all of the books I’ve gotten so far are better quality than those I get from regular stores. Which is good because she’s very destructive.
Overall, I’m very happy with Usborne Books and More. I’ve been buying them for over 2 years now. They cycle through books and get new ones every few months. Sometimes I like what I see, and other times I hold off. The downfall is that they are a little expensive, so I usually have to save up for a purchase. Also, I’ve read that some people think selling the books is a scam. From researching, I don’t think it is but it might be difficult, like avon or any other at home thing, to make alot. Still, it is a legit company that’s been around for awhile.
Here’s some YouTube channels I’ve found and websites.
- Here’s a video from Lagoon Kids Books about Usborne’s reusable sticker books
- Here’s a video from a consultant, Kelly Demory, about the Nibbles series. She has multiple links in her description.
- Here’s a video about some of their chapter books for older kids
- Here’s a link for the site. I’m writing the post on my phone so this is a link to a random consultant, Carissa Coghlan