Last week, I received a box in my mail and as soon as I unboxed it, my boy came rushing to see the attractive packaging. The box said “Flintobox”. Undoubtedly, it proved out to be (by far) one of the best kids’ subscription boxes packaged with activities to keep the little ones engaged. So, I waited… Waited to see for how long could this box sustain my son’s attention.
Well! It just did…
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Fast-forward to 9 days and my boy (age 3) is happily learning animals. This is what Flintobox has been teaching him this month. All about snakes, deers, bears, lions, tigers, and foxes too.
Flintobox, a two-year-old Chennai start-up, sells toys conceptualized by educators, prototyped by designers, and manufactured by top-of-the-line printers. The toys, shipped in a box to customers every month, have “something to create, something to read, something to play, something to explore, with a bonus fun activity thrown in.
It sure is an award-winning and age-appropriate subscription box for children, delivered at your doorstep every month! Each box follows a specific theme (it could be focused on wildlife, outer space, vegetables, etc.) is loaded with play-based activities for kids that promote early child development in a fun and explorative way. With a new theme every month, this research-based box is crafted by Montessori experts and child psychologists and caters to the 12 developmental areas of a child.
How my toddler benefited from Flintobox:
1. Novel ideas for your toddler
For instance, there is an attractive print-out in the box that mentions all the animal words he could use frequently. These words aren’t simple but one can perfect the art with their toddler. They can help improve his vocabulary in the months to come. Besides, with this box, you could also boost your child’s cognitive skills (e.g. introduce your child to the idea that some animals give birth to multiple young ones, while some give birth to one). By asking Brat H to count baby animals, we could actually revise numbers!
2. Enables a parent to spend effortless and quality time with their kids
For instance the Snake Links. It took us good 15 minutes to (i) match the animal tiles with their silhouettes on the board and stick them in place; (ii) we made it a memory game by flipping the board over. After two days, we were able to understand the spatial relation and our creative development was at it’s best as we made stories and enacted the role of a serpent. Cool! No?
3. Engage your child With creative play-based activities Indoors
For instance, we played a little alligator hide-and-seek game. It took me only 3 days to show him how an alligator crawls. Then, I made up a story and enacted it wearing that cute costume. What followed soon after was something that took me by surprise. Brat H was actually noticing me do all that and his creative mind was able to soak it all in. The roles reversed and one fine morning he got into that costume and started pretending like an alligator. It was SO much fun.
What we love about Flintobox:
1. Child’s performance assessment
There are small, printable worksheets given with each activity. These sheets are basically used by parents to assess their children’s development. Once, when the activity has been repeated several times, the child’s performance can be rated. Isn’t this cool?
2. Packaging and the inner pouches
It is rather simple. Nothing extremely elaborate, perhaps which makes it super fun and attractive. Besides, the pouches can be later used for other storage purposes.
Now, that’s what we loved the most about Flintobox. Good quality products, neat and 100% safe for kids to use with or without their parents’ supervision.
To know more or subscribe to Flintobox, click play-based-activities for kids!
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