Posted: Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
This month, we’re introducing Education.com’s first ever physical product: Wonder Box. It feels great to get our baby out into the world, after keeping it a secret for so long!
We’ve got thousands of free, hands-on activities on the site. So you may be asking yourself, why Wonder Box?
Well let’s face it: it’s an increasingly hectic world. The average mom spends over 21.2 hours in the car each week, just doing errands. The idea behind Wonder Box is to let parents focus on creating the magic moments we all crave with our kids. The experts behind Education.com package up a box each month, filled with creative crafts, science projects, and other activities– and each month it arrives at your doorstep. All you have to do is dig in!
Underneath all the fun, the projects in the box lay the groundwork for kindergarten. This month’s box (spoiler alert!) is packed with activities in the theme “Once Upon a Time”. To kids, it’s a box full of crafts and games, including a story cape (handmade in California!), a build-a-puppet kit, and a metal tin of colorful story cards. But as your family plays, imagines, and explores those fun goodies, you’ll really be tackling the very important theme of reading readiness– a core skill for kindergarten. (Don’t worry, your secret’s safe with us!)
Aside from the three main activities themselves, each Wonder Box comes with some extra treats like a recipe in the month’s theme, or a Fun Pack for kids to work on independently while you’re making a phone call or getting dinner ready. This month, we have our version of the timeless fable Stone Soup with an activity book to color and a recipe to make it at home (all you need is a stone…really!).
Want to learn more? Check out Wonder Box by going here. We’re excited to share, and please let us know what you think!