Review: Routes to Reading

For as long as I can remember I have always loved to read. From being a young child, curled up in bed reading "Spot the dog" til now squeezing in a quick ten minutes read of "Game of Thrones" on my iPad while Noah naps. I always knew I wanted to pass that passion on to my future children as it's a invaluable interest which not only keeps you entertained but keeps your mind sharp too.

Throughout my pregnancy I was picking up baby books here and there and built up quite the library for his arrival. I even found my childhood favourite "Spot the dog" and the memories came flooding back. I bought it for Noah and I have to say it's one of my favourite book to read to him even if he does try to rip off all the flaps!

Baring all this in mind you can understand my excitement when Routes to Reading contacted me asking if Noah would like to sign up to their baby book club! I jumped at the chance and was so excited for our first month installment.

By subscribing to Routes to Reading your baby will receive hand picked books every month and the subscription is perfect for babies and toddlers up to the age of three. You can subscribe for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months or 12 months which is great if you wanted to try it out for a month or two before subscribing for any longer. Not only is Routes to Reading a great gift for your baby but it would also be a lovely gift to another child or even an expectant Mother.

Our first months subscription arrived last week and I was so excited to see what books we had been sent. We received two books called "Fur" and "Mealtime", both are wooden books and ideal for Noah's age.

"Mealtime" is a sensory, touch and feel book. Each page displays different food and drink with different textured areas. Noah loves to flip though this book whilst looking at and touching all the brightly coloured pictures. It's a great book for the age that he is now but will be just as good when he is a little older and is learning the words to the different food and drink on the pages.

"Fur" is a sligtly larger wooden book, all about cats and kittens. This book was ideal for us as I am a self confessed crazy cat lady and Noah is already becoming such a huge animal lover. We both loved it. The story is short and sweet and the illustrations are gorgeous. Noah must enjoy "Fur" just as much as I do because every time we read this book he smothers the cats in kisses, which is insanely cute!

I have reviewed a dozen subscription services in the past and I have to say that Routes to Reading is one of my favourites, if not favourite! As an avid book lover and believer of the importance of reading to your children (whatever the age!) I can't rate Routes to Reading any higher!

- I was sent these books for the purpose of this review. However all opinions are my own.


  1. What a gorgeous idea! It's never too young to start with books!

  2. Routes to Reading is an absolutely amazing idea! I volunteered reading at a primary school to reception children and it was so rewarding them watching them learn how to read since i'm an avid reader myself!


  3. Fab idea, Jasmine's only 4 months old but we've been reading to her since she was just a bump. She really enjoys it and loves to study the pictures!! :)

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

  4. This is such a brilliant idea, will have to look into this for the boys as i'm keen to get them reading a bigger variety of books and i never know which ones to choose for their age! xxx

    Vikki @ Love From Mummy

  5. This book club looks fantastic! You really are never too young to start reading x