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Usborne Books & More
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Kids Under Construction is proud to partner with Usborne Books & More to bring high-quality books, including both fiction and non-fiction texts, to our office for our students. Now, you have the ability to purchase the same great books that we use in our office for your home library.
Sign up for our Little Tomato Reading Club subscription boxes! Get 1-2 developmentally-appropriate books and activities delivered to your FRONT DOOR once a month for just $25 per month. Sign up for a 4-month subscription, or upgrade to an 8-month or a 12-month subscription to save up to $15. You also have the option to add on a box to donate to the Long Beach Miller Children's Hospital and/or to a local classroom in need.
MODELED READING experiences for children between 1 month and 2 years of age.
Our modeled reading subscription box is for infants and toddlers that are read TO. Books in this box help develop language and sensory skills. Features of these books include texture, sturdy pages, bright and contracting pictures, noises, and repetition. Most of the books in this box will be either board books or cloth books, and none of the books will contain small parts or choking hazards. Older siblings will also enjoy these vibrant books and word play.
This box is perfect for new moms, baby shower gifts, busy babies, toddlers that put a lot of wear and tear on their books, and for waiting rooms or doctors' offices.
SHARED READING experiences for children between 2 and 6 years
Our shared reading subscription box is for older toddlers in preschool and kindergarten that are read TO and that enjoy interacting with their books. Books in this box help develop concepts about print, fine motor skills, visual perception, and a love of reading. Features of these books include simple text, colorful pictures, new experiences, interactive pages, fold-out flaps and pages, wipe-cleansurfaces, activities, phonics, letters and numbers.
This box is perfect for students in preschool (or in a TK or kinder class) that are learning shapes, letters, colors, numbers, letters and sounds and fine motor skills.
SUPPORTED READING experiences for children between 5 and 7 years
Our supported reading subscription box is for young elementary-aged students that are being read WITH. Books in this box help develop independence, fine motor skills, early reading concepts, phonics, number sense, and phonemic awareness. Features of these books include vocabulary, more complex text, vivid pictures, wipe-clean pages, character and plot development, synthetic phonics, fiction and non-fiction, problem-solving, and QR codes.
This box is perfect for students learning sight words, building fluency, and needing phonetically-controlled words. Teachers can also use these for reading centers.
INDEPENDENT READING experiences for children between 7 and 11 years
Our independent reading subscription box is for older elementary-aged students that are reading on their OWN. Books in this box help develop comprehension and reading stamina, provide reference materials, offer self-guided writing, and showcase careers and entrepreneurship. Features of these books include chapter books, reference books, logic puzzles, workbooks, independent practice, science, and internet references.
This box is perfect for students that are reading independently, are reluctant to read without prompting, read the same genre, and that have infinite curiosity.