The Sandbox Playful Kids Summer Reading Program by Becca's Book Box

Meet Me At The Sandbox!

As a literacy specialist, teacher, and reader, my deepest wish for your children is for them to grow into lifelong readers. But cultivating literacy in littles takes time and as a mom myself, I know that time is your most valuable (and often depleted) resource.

So I have poured my heart into this project, curating 7 weeks of high-quality, high-interest, beautifully-written books to fuel learning, ignite imagination, stop the summer slide, and hold your child’s interest all summer long.

What’s In The Sandbox?


over 200 of my favorite teacher and parent-approved children’s book recommendations, tiered by skill level, for ages 0-10 (board books, picture books, chapter books, and higher-level fiction and non-fiction picture books)


concise parent reading guide with optional tips to supercharge your child’s Sandbox experience


over 100 engaging, themed, play-based activities to bring the books to life


7 simple, kid-friendly recipes (one per week!)


7 themed crafts to spark curiosity


themed vocabulary sets for pre-readers and beyond


7 themed writing prompts with space for special illustrations


special little bonus for caregivers— check out the last page!

This program is designed for…


a SAHM who wants something to boost your summer fun


a working mom who wants to know their kids are engaged and learning with the nanny but doesn’t want to micromanage


a mom whose child hates reading and you want them to fall in love with it


a grandparent who wants to be the cool grandparent with all the fun books and activities


a dad looking for all of the above or a new way to connect with their kids

This is a finely-tuned plan to get your kids reading

(and without complaints).

I’ve designed it to be child-led, play-based, and as hands-off (or hands-on!) for caregivers as possible.

I am so thrilled to present to you the ultimate summer boredom-buster and learning gains protector, The Sandbox, which has been designed for you and your child with so much love. Let’s dig in!

xoxo becca
The Sandbox Week 1 - Let's Go Swimming
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Click below to sample the first week of The Sandbox completely free, including book recs, an on-theme activity, recipe, craft, writing prompt, and more!

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Seven weeks of high-quality, high-interest books, paired with engaging summer activities to take the guesswork out of summer reading fun. Shop by weekly theme below, or save when you order the Full Sandbox Bundle!

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for just $47!

“The Sandbox is so thoughtfully created — there’s something special here for every child. This is a summer sanity-saver for moms and a leap into learning for kids. #AddToCart!”

Why spend the summer trying to coerce your child to read?

Let The Sandbox do the work for you!

This curated summer reading program includes seven weeks of high-quality, high-interest books, paired with engaging summer activities to take the guesswork out of summer reading fun. Dig into reading and build lasting memories.