Frequently Asked Questions

What’s in a Read & Play Box?
Each Read & Play Box contains a unique hardback picture book, materials for an imaginative, dramatic, or sensory play activity, and materials for a parent-child connection activity, all in colorful themed packaging. Boxes have a spine label so that they can be stacked and stored, then easily retrieved to use another time. You’ll also receive a letter with tips and ideas for using the book and activities.
Do I need to purchase extra Read & Play Boxes if I have more than one child?
Nope! Read & Play Boxes are designed for siblings and/or friends to enjoy together. Boxes contain enough materials for two to three participating children. And because we encourage imaginative play, the activities are even more fun when you invite other children to participate! If you’re working with a larger group, like a play group or homeschool co-op, let us know and we’ll happily customize a box for your needs.
What ages are Read & Play Boxes designed for?
Boxes are primarily designed with the developmental needs of children ages 3-7 in mind. But with all the engaging activities included, kids of all ages enjoy participating. Reading aloud is valuable for children of every age--yes, even when they can read independently! Picture books aren’t only for young children. They contain more advanced sentence structure and rich vocabulary than most early chapter books. The parent-child interaction during read-aloud time is valuable to building lifelong connection.

Although the nature of imaginative play naturally changes as children mature, role playing is beneficial for children of all ages! And when siblings of varying ages engage together, they further develop emotionally.
When can I expect to receive my first Read & Play Box?
Your first box will ship right away! If the current month’s stock is sold out when you order, you will be notified by email with the option to receive a past month box or wait until the following release. Subsequent deliveries will ship on the 1st of each even month.
What if I already own the book?
We select books that you’ll want to read again and again. We carefully choose titles that are new releases, from small publishing houses, or are less well-known. If you do happen to own the book, just snap a quick picture of the two books together and send us an email. We’ll happily give you a $10 credit toward your next purchase, and you can gift the extra book to a friend!
How do I cancel my subscription?
You can cancel automatic subscription renewals anytime through your online customer account or by sending an email to with “CANCEL SUBSCRIPTION” in the subject line. Prepaid Boxes will ship as scheduled and automatic billing for future Boxes will be turned off.
What are the shipping costs?
Boxes sent within the 48 contiguous states are shipped for FREE via priority mail!