Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sproutkin-The Nexflix of Kids' Books?


 Is there something new under the sun?  The answer could be yes.  Take a look at this terrific  new service for little ones--and their parents, too!   Sproutkin, dubbed the “Netflix for children’s books,” is a newly launched subscription service to help parents who are running out of fresh books to read their children.

The subscription costs $24.99 a month and consists of a monthly “Sproutkit,” a box of 10 books centered on a specific theme accompanied by a “Sproutcard” that offers activities and discussion questions relating to the books and theme.

Kits for toddlers (ages 0-3) come with the exciting bonus of a toy “tailored to help grow your little one’s mind,” according to the company’s website.

The company was founded Raelyn Bleharski — along with Alda Dennis and Mark Jen — who says she was inspired by personal need.  “I have every word of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ memorized,” Bleharski, mother of two children, said on her blog. “Perhaps this is because I’ve read it at least 300 times. Or perhaps this is because, to date, I have received 7 copies of the book.”

Now, if only someone would just create the same thing for adult books . .

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