7 Subscription Gifts for Kids and Book Lovers
The Children’s Book Review | November 26, 2019
Besides the fact that subscription gifts are the perfect option for the kid that has everything, there are so many reasons that gifting subscriptions to kids is a great idea. For one, they offer ongoing benefits that range from daily to monthly, which means you’ll be brightening a kiddo’s day long after that holiday wrapping paper has been tossed in the trash! The subscription ideas we have for you here range from a monthly audiobook subscription to a monthly gift-wrapped book box subscription to annual subscriptions to our favorite educational apps. These are unique gifts that will definitely earn you cool-status with the recipient.
We are huge fans of listening to audiobooks. They are so great for so many reasons, and there are so many ways to fit them into the day: driving in the car, quiet time, and winding down at bedtime, to name just three. Monthly subscriptions to Audible.com can be given to anyone, even if they already have an Audible member. You can even gift a specific audiobook if that’s what you prefer. It’s also straightforward to exchange an audiobook if they start listening to something they’re not loving. Pair the subscription with a set of headphones.
ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy
ABCmouse is an excellent use of screen time and our top go-to educational app. If you’re looking for a fun, engaging, and educational program that is smartphone, tablet, and computer-friendly, ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy is a great digital learning resource for children ages 2–8. You can read our complete review here.
When children are exposed to various kinds of texts and genres, not only do their literacy skills improve, but a love of reading is instilled. ReadingIQ makes it easy to create this exposure with a library of over 7,000 books for kids of all reading levels, ages two through twelve. ReadingIQ is a 100% safe and kid-friendly environment accessible on desktops, tablets, and phones. You can read our complete review here.
For children ages 8-13, we recommend that you check out Age of Learning’s latest digital learning resource: Adventure Academy. Kids get to practice math, science, reading skills, and more through fun learning games and videos.
In case your gift recipient needs a device for audiobook listening or educational apps, we highly recommend Amazon’s Fire HD10 Kids Edition Tablet. It comes with one year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, which gives kids access to over 20,000 apps, games, books, videos, Audible books, and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more.
If you are in the market for a book club subscription, we highly recommend Little Fun Club! Gift-wrapped books that are delivered directly to the home can only have a positive impact on young readers. The subscription would also make an excellent gift for any new teachers looking to stock their classroom library—the kids in the classroom would surely get a kick out of doing a classroom book unwrapping, followed by storytime! You can read our complete review here.
Highlights is a diverse and inclusive family of products for kids from birth to 12. We love their huge range of monthly magazines designed specifically for each age set. The company’s mission is to help children become their best selves by publishing content and creating experiences that engage, delight, and foster joyful learning. NPR has this great article that discusses Highlights’ winning formula: ‘Highlights’ Magazine Sticks To Winning Formula Of Mixing Fun With Learning.
Bianca Schulze curated the article 7 Subscription Gifts for Kids and Book Lovers. For similar books and articles, follow along with our content tagged with Audiobooks, Holiday Gift Guide Kids Books, and Monthly Book Subscriptions.