Hi! We’re Megan and Julia. Even though one of us likes coffee and the other likes tea, we go together like a sweater vest and a tweed jacket...kind of like kids books and art projects!
We believe that a good story can be powerfully transformative and that process-based art experiences are the best way for children to develop problem-solving skills, confidence, and perseverance. Together, we’re on a mission to make it easier for you to connect deeply with your kids and to enjoy story time and art time the way you’ve always imagined.
We’re both longtime educators and moms to young families, and we have more than 30 years of collective experience teaching literacy and creativity to kids. We met in an online mother’s group in 2016 when we were both struggling to stay connected to our passions, and — a few playdates later — KidArtLit was born.
We knew that we could create a service that would bring joy back to family time for parents everywhere with unique subscriptions that are way more than just “stuff” in a box. Today, KidArtLit is a vibrant online community of more than 20,000 parents, homeschoolers, educators, and others who share our vision of creative childhood.
YOUR PURCHASE MAKES AN IMPACT
KidArtLit is an intentionally heart-driven business, and each purchase you make allows us to focus on values like employment, empowerment, and environmental stewardship.
- Each KidArtLit delivery is packed and shipped by CSS, a San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit that provides employment and job training for adults with developmental disabilities.
- Our corrugated boxes are 100% recyclable and reusable. We source our box materials from SFI-certified suppliers in North America. And, a portion of each box sale is donated to One Tree Planted, a nonprofit organization on a mission to create a world full of trees.
- We partner with dozens of women-owned and mission-driven companies to source the best books, art materials, and activities for your family. Our recent partners include the Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkely, Hero Arts, and Tattly.