BabbaBox. Funny name, right? But inside this box, designed specifically for kids ages 3 – 6 is all kinds of educational goodness! And while it’s designed for a specific age range, I am sure that older kids would enjoy it too.
What is it exactly? BabbaBox is a monthly subscription box that is delivered to your home with ALL the physical materials plus know-how content to really engage with your kids. I was contacted BabbaCo to see if I’d like to review a box. At first, I was thinking that I was going to pass on the opportunity. But after watching this video, I decided to check it out!
Watch the video below to see first hand what the box is all about!
Pretty cool, right? Well a few weeks ago, we got our BabbaBox. The theme of the month was the Sun, Moon and Stars. There was lots of information about the solar system, the moon, the sun and stars. Information that was even interesting to me!
I’m sure some of the information went right over the twins’ heads, but Ethan was intrigued – and excited – to check out all of the included materials. There was a book, projects and even a little gift for mom & dad.
Included in the box was a book titled Twinkle, Star of the Week, a small pair of binoculars with a sheet describing the different phases of the moon throughout a month, two different age-appropriate projects, and a star wine stopper for me.
The first thing we did was check out the moon with the binoculars, something the kids want to do now anytime they can see the moon in the sky. All of the kids liked this activity, and they’ve all come to understand that throughout the month the moon looks different. They don’t “get” why the moon looks different, but they recognize that it’s not always the same.
The following day, we read the story included in the box. They loved Twinkle, Star of the Week so much that we read it all the time. It’s a cute story about a star trying to find out what makes her unique in a classroom full of other stars. And of course, it ends with a song (you know the one!) The kids love that they can sing along and look forward to the ending every time.
And just a few days ago, the kids’ cousin Sydney came over to play. I thought it would be a great time to check out the other projects included in the box. One of the projects was a Constellation project that included a frame so the kids could keep their artwork. They all took turns applying stars to special paper that changed colors in the sunlight. Although they didn’t create a known constellation, they did create one of their own! Did I mention they took turns? There was no fighting! It was great!
But the messiest, and most fun for the kids, was creating a paper mache moon nightlight…at least for about 5 minutes anyways. We spread out the newspaper, made the paste, and let the kids go to town. Everything required (including a small battery operated tea light for the nightlight) to make the nightlight was included.
Although they were excited to get messy, they quickly got bored. And they weren’t happy that they had to wait overnight to see the results. They were more interested in playing with the balloon! But this morning, when I popped the balloon, they were excited to see that it actually worked and want it on when they go to bed tonight. They even all want to sleep in Ethan’s room so they can see it!
I will be honest – I haven’t been this excited to introduce you to a new product in a long time. This was fun, educational, and because there were several different things to do in the box, it kept the kids busy for multiple days. Everything needed for the projects was in the box. You can even go online for interactive learning downloads approved by BabbaCo experts.
The cost for a BabbaBox is $29.99 a month, which includes free shipping. It was worth every penny, and I plan to join and get the kids a membership.
The good people over at BabbaCo want you to check it out too! They are offering all of you a special promotion for a back to school pack that they think you will love. You can get the first 3 months of the membership for 33% off the regular price…that’s only $20 per box! Just use the coupon code MONSTER33BTS at checkout for this awesome deal!is and of course they can still receive the usual 20% off the first box with your other code.
Not sure you are ready to commit to 3 months without checking it out first? If you use MONSTER20OFF to receive 20% off of any BabbaCo products!
Still not convinced? Well you can enter to win a BabbaBox to check out for yourself! There are lots of ways to enter! Simply leave a comment and you’ve got a shot. Do a few more things for even more chances to win! this Rafflecopter giveaway This is a giveaway you want to win…trust me! Good luck!
Have you checked out BabbaBox already? What do you think of the products?
This giveaway begins on Thursday, July 26th and will end on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 at 11:59 pm. It is open to US residents only. One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using random.org. The winner will be announced on Friday and must respond within 48 hours to claim. Otherwise, another eligible entry will be chosen. I received a free BabbaBox for review. All opinions expressed are my own.