I think any parent can relate with the struggle to find good educational toys for kids. You want to find not only something the kids will enjoy but something you will benefit from in knowing they are educating themselves on new concepts and broadening the horizon when it comes to imagination and creativity.
It seems every birthday or Christmas I find myself scouring the internet for the best educational gifts for kids that will be worth the money, that will get played with longer than 5 minutes, and that have more to offer than a superficial level of entertainment with no real knowledge gained. Well I’ve hit the JACKPOT! Turns out there are tons of educational subscription boxes out there for kids in all sorts of varieties. These are sure to please every hard to shop for kid
Do you have a kid who loves arts and crafts? Do they enjoy coloring, painting, cutting, gluing, creating unique and homemade projects? How much would they enjoy receiving a box full of craft projects every month? In the age of technology that we currently live it’s no surprise there are apps out there for everything, but lets be real…using a device app to color/paint is no comparison to having a tool physically in hand, free styling it. Plus, crafts are a great way to see how your child is excelling in their skills and abilities as well as their precision over time.
Here’s a great article discussing the benefits arts and crafts have on a child’s development and learning:
Introducing STEM Concepts
This is one bandwagon I’m definitely jumping on. As an engineer by day, I can’t wait till my daughters get old enough to start diving into the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM). As stated previously, we are in the age of technology, so why not prepare your kids for the future while having fun at the same time? STEM fields aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, if anything they are becoming more and more popular.
STEM subscription boxes will introduce your child to the basics of coding, electricity, robotics, engineering, earth sciences, chemistry, physics, simple machines, bridges/towers, etc. The possibilities for learning are literally endless.
This article presents the various benefits STEM concepts will have on your child and why it’s a must: https://coolmompicks.com/blog/2018/04/03/benefits-of-stem-for-kid-not-just-coding/
Calling All Explorers
For the explorer at heart we have subscriptions tailored to that natural sense of curiosity and wonder that most kids have. Your child will get to explore and use the provided tools to complete activities and learn cool facts along the way. We know how curious kids can be, do they not always have a questions in the who, what, when, where, and why categories? Children have a natural hunger to get answers to these questions. So why not feed that curiosity and their want to know with information in the form of a monthly subscription box?
It’s too simple to just answer their questions all the time. A subscription box will teach them how to scout for the answers themselves. It’s a tool that requires them to read, get involved, learn new things in order to gain the information on their own. After all, knowledge can’t just be given to them, they have to work for it.
For the Detectives
Along with the curious explorers are the kids who want to answer all the questions and are all about solving the next puzzle or riddle. A mystery subscription is ideal for them. A monthly mystery laid out over the course of weeks. Clues, riddles, puzzles, artifacts, etc. sent to their door weekly giving them another clue to analyze and getting them one step closer to solving the mystery. This is a great activity for siblings to work together to solve the mystery and get some bonding time as well.
Kids who would enjoy this type of subscription are likely very competitive by nature and are always striving to learn the next great thing. They are inquisitive and have a strong attention to detail.
The Building Blocks Of Creativity
We all know about LEGOs and they are great on their own. But they are even better in a subscription box filled with customer LEGO kits/sets you can’t get in stores. LEGOs are fantastic for inspiring innovation and creativity. We’ve all seen it, you really can build ANYTHING from LEGOs. There is no limit to your childs imagination here. LEGOs also are a great team building activity and can build friendships, family bonds, and cooperation.
As simple as LEGOs are, they have a great deal of benefits on a child’s development. I found a great article covering some of these skills a child can learn from LEGO play here:
I hope you found this post helpful on your search for great educational toys and gifts for kids. I know as a mom I can really appreciate all the options out there in the form of a subscription box. It’s truly a hands-off way to be hands-on. Your kids will thank you and you will thank yourself for getting them away from the TV and tablets and back into reality!
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