About Book and Bear
It's so nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by.
Raising kids is a tough job. You have so much to do and manage, and we want to help a little.
Book and Bear's mission is to help give parents and their kids activities they can enjoy together as they slow down and enjoy the calming joys of reading.
We believe: Play + Reading + Family Time = Happy Learners
So what's inside a Book and Bear Box?
Every box includes:
A Plush Animal Stuffing Kit (with animal, fluff, adoption papers and heart)
A Picture book OR Chapter book
An activity, game, craft or other gift (surprise!)
Take a peek inside our Bunny Box in this video by V & M Photography:
How Book and Bear Began...
Book and Bear was originally a Birthday Tea Party Service called Teacups and Teddy Bears. From 2001, we traveled around Tampa Bay, Florida bringing Princess and Create-a-Bear Parties to hundreds of children. It was sooo much fun!
Kymberly MacAgy is a former teacher and Homeschool Mom who helps Moms with young children nurture family time while fostering a lifetime love for reading and learning. Before starting Book and Bear, Kymberly was Activities Coordinator for her local Girl Scout Council, Business Owner, Teacher, Homeschool Mom and Curriculum Developer for Christian Education.
In the beginning . . . Princess Dresses, Teddy Bear Picnics, lugging equipment and reading to kids as a Birthday Party Service. Back then my teen daughters worked with me and my youngest (just 5 years old) consulted on colors and the best party activities.
Now . . . We haven't really changed all that much! We still love books, teddy bears and bringing joy to kids! Even my youngest is all grown up, and now she's Head of Development. We've expanded our reach to spread the fun throughout the United States. We are currently working on plans to give subscribers and other kind humans opportunities to give Book and Bear boxes to hospitalized children.