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Bookroo || Children's Book Subscription Review
Bookroo || Monthly Children's Book Subscription || Review || ADOS

One of my favorite things to do with Turner is read. As much as I love reading the same book a thousand times...I don't. So getting new books on a regular basis is essential. Now that he's talking and understanding more and more words, the smaller board books just haven't been cutting it. I've been meaning to get him some more age appropriate books, but they can get expensive! I have wanted to go check some out at the library instead, but dread the thought of getting them returned on time. 

Bookroo is the perfect service for someone like me. It's a monthly book subscription service that delivers two or three age appropriate children's books right to you. That's right, new books in your mailbox. Talk about happy mail! You can pay month to month, or save big time by paying a year in advance! It adds quality books to your collection for an amazing price! I looked up the prices of these hardback books individually and I'm basically getting TWO for the price of ONE! You can't beat that. (They're also offering my readers a discount. Details at the bottom of this post!)

Did I mention it comes wrapped like a present with a handwritten note inside the box?! It's like Christmas! Turner couldn't have been more excited about opening them and seeing new books. He wanted to read them right that second! So we did. 

I'm a huge advocate of reading to children. I worked as a reading tutor in an elementary school before having children, and came to realize how much reading on a daily basis helps children develop in all other areas of their lives. I've been reading to Turner since he was tiny, and I cannot believe how much he learns because of it. He's 2 years old, has several books memorized word for word and will repeat them with me. I can tell that they help him expand his vocabulary, better understand emotions and social cues. New books not only help him learn new things, but it creates so many special moments for him and I to have together. I'll be devastated when he will no longer want me to read to him. So until then, I'll be continuing to buy new books.

Bookroo is offering my readers $5 off their first Bookroo box by clicking this unique link! They are also currently doing a giveaway throughout March to celebrate National Reading Month. All you have to do is register for their free reading app on their website and start to track your child's reading. Every day that you log 30 minutes or more of reading with your child, it gives you an entry towards some amazing prizes! Click here to find out more.

What are some of your favorite children's books? Leave them in the comments below! 

xo

Signature || Cheree || ADOS
 

*post sponsored by Bookroo, all reviews and opinions are completely my own*

Turner's Big Boy Room || DINO-MITE

Over the holidays, Matthew and I talked about finishing the bedroom in the basement for Turner before the baby arrived. Of course, the next day, I started creating an inspiration board for Turner’s big boy space. I wanted it to be modern, with pops of bright color. I wanted it to start as a dinosaur room (his current obsession), but able to evolve with him, especially if we’re in this house with our third baby. With a few changes, it can be easily transitioned for him and Grey to share the space.

This inspiration board was also the inspiration for Turner’s birthday party theme on my last post. I love the way the black, white, gray and lime look together! It was very important to me for there to be lots of storage space for toys and books that are currently spread all over the floor of our family room. Haha! My favorite elements are the lime green bug lamp and lime accent storage bench from Ikea, the wall hanging, and those triangle shaped display shelves. I'm almost more excited to decorate this room than I am the nursery. Almost. 

Turner's Dino-Mite Big Boy Room

bed frame / storage bench / bug lamp / book ledge / stool / play mat / garland

This mama is nesting big time and I’m hoping we can pull it all together before Grey arrives! I’ll keep you posted. What other elements do you think are necessities for Turner’s big boy room?? Let me know in the comments below!

xo

Signature || Cheree || A Dash of Salter
 
Summer Bucket List || Toddlers Included
Summer Bucket List || Toddlers Included || A Dash of Salter

Summer is one of my favorite seasons because the activities it entails are some of the very best! I love swimming, boating, hiking, camping, star gazing, marshmallow roasting, firework watching, and everything the outdoors have to offer! A couple of days ago, I decided to make a list of activities to do with Turner and Matthew over the summer. I wanted to make sure that I had activities catered directly to Turner so that he could learn, grow and enjoy Summer with us! I narrowed it down to our absolute favorites so I could easily check off each one, or the same one multiple times! 

So here are the top 20 things on our bucket list this summer, toddlers included. I will try to document each one on the blog as we complete them! Feel free to copy, save and print this bucket list to use for your family, too! 

Summer Bucket List || Toddlers Included || A Dash of Salter

What things would you add to the list? What activities are a must for you?

Lots of love!

Signature || A Dash of Salter