(AFFILIATE) If you’re anything like me then you’re probably always looking for ways to keep your children entertained. It is very difficult, I would say even more so with younger babies and toddlers as their attention spans are much shorter. In my efforts to find new ways to entertain my little 4-month-old, Baby M, I was so happy to come across the KiwiCo sensory play subscription box.
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Best Sensory Play Subscription Box Service
I love a good subscription box and have tried a couple of different ones before like BirchBox and Glossybox! Who doesn’t love receiving gifts in the post each month – I know my son and I definitely do. I really should subscribe again to a couple of new ones to review for you. #noted So when I saw a couple of my favourite American mummy bloggers reviewing the KiwiCo sensory play subscription box I knew I had to try it for my boys too.
KiwiCo is a company designed by a mother of 3 whose goal was to inspire children between 0 and 16+ with fun activities for their minds. Their products are made in America and tested by kids. You are definitely sure to find something suitable for your child no matter their age, to keep their brains busy!
Developmentally Appropriate Projects
Each of their amazing crates is designed specifically for your child’s age & developmental stage. So far for both my sons, we have been getting the Panda Crate. These coverages 0-24 months. We have so far received 2 panda crates for Baby M and 1 for his older brother. I have to be honest and say that Baby M has been enjoying his crates more than my son did his. It may be due to the fact that my eldest is at the age where he is in between developmental stages and either some activities are too easy or too difficult. I need to find the perfect middle for him to keep him entertained and his attention span on an activity.
What Each Crate Contains
Activity Cards – Tips for how to use the products in your crate to promote learning & development
Wonder Magazine – Research-based advice & answers to parenting questions
Beyond the Crate Cards – Easy, at-home activities to bond & explore with your child
Age-Appropriate Creative Materials – these range from soft cubes, books, figurines, teethers, comforters etc, and depend on the crate you have ordered and the age of your child. They select the various activities themselves according to the information you have provided with your order.
BOND WITH ME Crate we received in January (Baby M was 1 month old)
SENSE WITH ME Crate we received in March (Baby M was 3 months old)
We had also signed my eldest up for the Panda Crate and he got the DISCOVER WITH ME (at around 20 months old)
From May (When my eldest turns 2 years old – #howcanthisbe) I will be getting the Koala Crate so make sure to subscribe to my blog post updates for my next post on the KiwiCo sensory play subscription box.
Cost of the Subscription Box
Here is where I will be honest with you all, these subscription boxes are not the cheapest on the market. Getting the Panda Crate for 6 months, for example, will cost you £88.55. This price is for three boxes (one box every 2 months) and includes postage as well – which is usually around £4.70 per box. The actual subscription box price for 6 months (three boxes) is about £87 but as you are taking the 6-month plan you get a small discount of about £12-£13 off. So in effect, the longer the subscription plan you take, the more of a discount you will get. This is pretty much the same for all subscription box services.
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If you wanted to get a one-month subscription box (so charged month by month only it will come out to be a little more expensive per box, but you have the option to cancel at any time. The longer subscription packages means you have to wait until the end of the package before being able to cancel.
This is a great option if you were looking to purchase a subscription of this length as a gift to someone, or if your budget allows it then great. My husband wasn’t too impressed with the price of course, especially during social distancing and lockdown times but I find these super helpful. The items you get and play/ developmental idea that comes with it (plus postage) makes the KiwiCo sensory play subscription box worth getting.
A Little Gift To You
For new time subscribers of the KiwiCo sensory play subscription box you can take 30% off your 1st months’ subscription by clicking the banner below.
There is also a lot of free resources on their website for things to do with children during the lockdown. Plus a great printable that you can use if you’re looking for a good schedule.
Have you used KiwiCo before? If so, what did you think? If not, what other sensory subscription boxes do you know of?
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XoXo Monica XoXo
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