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3 Great Monthly Subscription Boxes for Kids
If you’d like to sit down with your child each month, have some fun and learn something new without shopping for materials or planning activities, then a monthly subscription box may be the way to go. The model is simple: Put everything you need for a bunch of learning activities in a box, and mail a new one each month. But not all subscription boxes for kids are equal (in price or quality). Here are some that really hit the mark when it comes to creating really good learning experiences for... kids.Continue to 2 of 4 below.
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Top Subscription Boxes for Kids: Little Passports
Target Age: 5 to 12 years old
Monthly Cost (as of 2016): $13.95 with 12-Month Subscription
The Little Passports exploration kit is different than any other monthly subscription box for kids that I've seen. Firstly, the box itself is unique. It’s a miniature suitcase in which your child can store all of the stuff he discovers as he takes virtual trips around the world (or through the United States).
In addition, Little Passports fills a niche for teaching learn about geography and different... cultures. In focusing specifically on travel, this monthly exploration kit allows kids to see social studies in a new, exciting light.
Each month your child will receive information about a new country or state, stickers to add to his passport and a boarding pass allowing him to enter the virtual Boarding Zone online to play games and explore trivia about the month’s destination.Continue to 3 of 4 below.
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Top Subscription Boxes for Kids: Kiwi Crate
Target Age: 3 to 7 years old
Monthly Cost (as of 2016): $16.95 with a 12-Month Subscription
Every month, Kiwi Crate will send your child a box of 3 to 4 thematic activities that help your child develop creativity, better her problem-solving, work on her gross and fine motor skills, increase her communication skills and gain confidence in her social abilities.
That may sound like a tall order, but Kiwi Crate steps up to the plate by delivering high-quality materials and well-researched project ideas... to your doorstep. Your child will be encouraged to learn how to do things for herself by the open-ended directions and "Explore More" cards.
Parents will love the Messiness Meter and Parental Involvement indexes included with each activity—it’s a great way to know how much help to give and how much cleanup you should expect.Continue to 4 of 4 below.
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Top Subscription Boxes for Kids: Green Kid Crafts
Target Age: 3 to 8 years old
Monthly Cost (as of 2016): $17.95 with a 12-Month Subscription
Green Kid Crafts’ monthly subscription box for kids is not only great for what it contains, but also for what it doesn't. Each box not only explores a theme with its varied crafts, but also teaches kids benefits of eco-friendly play.
That's because all of the craft and packaging materials are made from eco-friendly and sustainable materials. On top of that, the box contains open-ended directions... and few pictures of finished projects, providing kids the opportunity to explore for themselves and really take ownership of what they create.
Parents will appreciate the enclosed "Discover More" guide. It's a booklet with suggestions of ways you can learn more about the month’s theme, a list of thematic books to read with your children, and ideas for more projects using items you probably have around the house