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Royanna Stratmoen /
Educational Consultant

Usborne Books & More

Brookings, SD

United States

I am a retired school librarian, now a literacy warrior entrepreneur. My mission is to help families prepare their children to love reading and learning before school. Usborne Books & More is my partner in work. Wife and mother to three, all who have varying degrees of reading interests. In my spare time you will find me at yoga, with my puppies, and of course with my nose in a book!

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605-695-4265

website http://royannareads.com
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United States

Connect with me

605-695-4265

website http://royannareads.com
NDSR Member

United States

 

My Story

What is your PASSION?! My passion is helping young children to develop a love of reading in their earliest years.

For as long as I can remember I always loved to read. Growing up with a single mom who worked three jobs, books were a great escape for me. Books allowed me to feel connected to stories that were comforting. My love of books molded how I embraced reading to my young children and the importance of books in their lives.

Reading was a regular part of our bedtime routine, and I read to them any chance I had! Books were a regular addition to our home library through a monthly book club as well as gifts on secular and religious holidays.

As an elementary librarian, the true impact that books and reading aloud can have on children went from being a personal passion to a mission. I’ve seen firsthand how children that have been read to love books in a different way and are more eager to learn. There is nothing more exciting than seeing children come to class looking for a particular author or series by name. The creativity of children both as writers and illustrators is evident in children who love books. Exposure to books at the earliest age will set the foundation for a child’s future.

I have recently had a bit of an epiphany that is narrowing my focus to the 0-5 age range. Statistics say that 85% of brain development happens by age 5. I feel that exposing your children to as many books as possible before kindergarten will have a positive impact not only on their school career but on their entire future. There are so many more opportunities in life if we all work together to raise readers!

What is your PASSION?! My passion is helping young children to develop a love of reading in their earliest years.

My Business Story

Have you ever started something for a specific reason only to later realize that your WHY had changed? I stumbled upon Usborne Books & More by accident, having never heard of the company at a time when I had all teenagers.

Not new to the direct sales field, I chose UBAM to keep extra busy when our first child went to college and because I love books! I quickly realized that there were aspects of being my own boss that I missed, not to mention the camaraderie of like-minded women.

I fell in love with our company’s mission to “change the lives of children, one book at a time.” Having worked in education, I admired a company that offered books to inspire and educate children, all while they are being entertained. Books are not anything new, but what the Usborne & Kane Miller publishers do with books is magical.

Whether you are looking for a baby gift, birthday present, homework help, or building a home library, we’ve got you covered with in-home or virtual parties. As an Educational Services Representative I also help schools and libraries with reading incentive programs, fundraisers, and of course to get more books. I

Royanna Stratmoen / Educational Consultant with Usborne Books & More from Brookings, SD

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"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

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