About Us

It's all about READ | CREATE | PLAY

The Book Playbox is a bi-monthy subscription box for children aged between 3 - 7 years old. We encourage reading aloud and creativity with the inclusion of a beautiful picture book and book related, art-based activities to enjoy together. We love to see children learning new things, providing new challenges, by getting creative and having fun together as a family.  

Hello from The Book Playbox.

I’m Tanya the curator of The Book Playbox a subscription box that has been created for children. I’ve always enjoyed providing fun, creative activities for my own children, often linking these to the picture books we’ve been reading. 

This is where I got the idea to develop a picture book and creativity subscription box. As an art teacher by profession and an avid children’s picture book lover.

I have a Visual Arts degree and a teaching qualification and would describe myself as a  lifelong learner who is passionate about holistic art-based education and early learning literacy. I enjoy working with children of all ages, letting them explore with imagination and creativity. 

Reading aloud to your children from an early age fosters language development as well as developing the interpersonal relationship between parent and child. Taking the time to open and read a book aloud to your child promotes their learning and reading skills. 

Each month the picture book is chosen to help children learn and discover life experiences such as open-mindedness, resilience, growth mindset, overcoming obstacles, positivity, caring about other people, places and things. It is then through these shared literacy learning experiences that you get to see the pure joy kids get out of having stories read to them. I love that reading together promotes family connections, encourages questions and conversations and helps establish a cherished daily ritual, which also helps encourage language development within children. 

It is my dream that this box will become a regular and wonderful addition to many family homes. To be enjoyed together in a fun and relaxed manner. It is created in a way that success is in the eye of the creator, there are no perfect outcomes, just opportunities to be together, to learn, to connect and to create, while also building a beautiful picture book library to be enjoyed for generations.  

Are you ready to subscribe to The Book Playbox?


Each bi-monthly PLAYBOX will have a new hardcover picture book, accompanied by two creative art-based activities. Read the book aloud together and have fun creating the activities. 

"Time spent with children is never wasted" - Dawn Lantero