BabbaBox is a monthly subscription which provides kids with hands-on inspiration in a theme-based box. The contents of the box are developed by a panel of experts who really know how to engage kids. These experts include a Ph.D. in early childhood education, a physical therapist, pre-school teachers, parents, and real-world experts based on the monthly theme. Specifically, there are 4 components to each BabbaBox: create, explore, story tell, and connect.
I had the opportunity to test out BabbaBox’s claim to enage and inspire kids when my 3 and 7 year old girls received a Babbabox. They were estatic to receive their own personal delivery via UPS – a beautifully packaged BabbaBox. They tore open the box to reveal the monthly theme of “Sun, Moon, & Stars”. Inside the box were two fun craft projects (create), toy binoculars (explore), a cute storybook (story tell), and a free downloadable preschool app (connect). There was even a little surprise for me – a pretty star wine topper! My 3 year old immediately reached for the storybook and my 7 year old was ready to start crafting. So we read the storybook “Twinkle Star of the Week” and then crafted a beautiful paper-mache “moon” nightlight. But that was just the beginning of our fun. My kids were inspired to learn something new about our solar system. So we read about moon phases and started to create our own lunar calendar.
Things I love about BabbaBox:
- -Who doesn’t love a surprise? I was just as excited as the kids to open up the box and learn the theme.
- -The BabbaBox is convenient. Everything required to complete projects are in in the box; from bowls to glue.
- -BabbaBox includes carefully developed instructions to help parents adapt each activity for children with autism.
- – BabbaBox makes a great gift. Annual memberships are available and include 2 free boxes.
I received a complimentary BabbaBox to complete this review but all opinions are my own.
updated: April 24 2012 by akeisel