Review: BabbaBox

by Cate on December 12, 2012

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When it comes to creativity in a box, I am usually all ears. Although I love the moments where I can put a stash of craft and art supplies on the table and tell the kids to “go for it,” sometimes it’s nice to have someone else do all the work via a carefully curated box ‘o fun.

Am I right?

And the folks behind BabbaBox? They have my complete attention.

The box contents are carefully chosen by BabbaCo’s expert team (more information on their process can be found here), which is comprised of Ph.D’s, preschool teachers, physical therapists, nannies, topic experts, parents, and more. Each box has a different theme, and the one that we were recently sent focused on the sun, moon, and stars. Inside this particular box were three different activities for the kids to do:

– instructions and materials necessary to make a constellation frame, using the sun as the source of making the print.
– the tools and directions we need to make a paper mache moon nightlight
– mini binoculars and a lunar calendar so we can see and track the different phases of the moon

Beyond the activities included, there was also a best-selling book, Twinkle, Star of the Week, that corresponded with the theme as well. And lastly, a super cute star wine stopper (a surprise gift for parents!). Over the years, we have bought a number of craft and activity kits, but what stands out most about the BabbaBox, as opposed to the others we’ve had, is that it’s intelligent … it doesn’t dumb down anything, it’s educational in a fun way, and, instead, treats kids as the intellectual sponges that they are.

And, really, hooray for that.
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Although it’s targeted for ages 3-6, I really think it could go a little past that. And with it being the holidays, it certainly makes for a unique gift for your favorite little creative mind. The folks at BabbaBox are offering 50% off your first month when you sign up for a monthly membership using the code, SWAY100. Offer expires December 31, 2012.

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*owner Jessica Kim

*This post has been sponsored by BabbaBox.

> Tonight was a double post night! In case you missed it, you can check out our review of a new grilled cheese restaurant that has some pretty awesome sandwich combinations.
> New items have been added to the Pop Up Shop, and many are perfect for holiday gift giving (same day shipping!) – start shopping here.
> And lastly, it’s been ages since I’ve updated my photography web site, but I did this week. I swear I’ll be better at it in the coming months. Just too many irons in the fire sometimes!

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Madeline December 12, 2012 at 11:51 pm

I love that in includes a book! Might have to try this one out.

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Joanne December 13, 2012 at 7:16 am

I wish I had a child in my life to gift that too!
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