Learning is a process that begins with birth and never ends. Gone are the days when learning was simply about rote memorisation. In the world of today, parents and teachers have validated that, learning takes place best through play. Keeping kids occupied in activities that are not only engaging but also aid development is a fantastic idea. For the moms who are busy and would like assistance in planning activities for their kids, there exists Flintobox!
What is Flintobox ?
Flintobox is an award-winning and age-appropriate subscription box for children, delivered to your doorstep every month! Each box 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.
Flintobox is available for kids in four age groups
– 2 to 3 years
– 3 to 4 years
– 4 to 8 years
– 8 to 12 years
Every box is designed to suit the developmental needs of kids in that age group.
For specific details about the current prices for each box or subscription packages, visit their website here.
We were sent a box with Garden explorer theme by Flintobox to try out the activities.
What was in the box ?
The Garden Explorer box consisted of
– Five neatly packed pouches ( each with materials required for an activity)
– Each activity consisted of a manuscript that explained the activity, the educational value behind it, the parental involvement needed and the child engagement period.
– A story book based on the theme
– We were also sent additional worksheets and videos with DIY activity ideas, on our registered email id
Since I have been homeschooling, my son had already been learning about plants, trees, flowers and seeds. When the flintobox with Garden theme arrived I was expecting it to further reinforce the concept in a fun activity based way.
The box consisted of five activities, one for each week. I allowed my son to pick the first activity and try it all by himself. He picked the card out and immediately exclaimed – Garden! Once I handed over the Velcro pieces to him, he was able to figure out by himself what they were meant for.
He had to match the cutouts with their figure in the image board. He continued to do it for quite a few times. The manuscript attached with this activity gave me an idea about what I should be speaking to him about, as he does the activity. The following days he would pick the board and pieces up and knew exactly what was to be done.
The next few weeks we tried the remaining four activities from our flintobox that were – painting the trees, arranging a number caterpillar, pasting leaves on tree silhouettes, placing vegetations in the fields.
What I like about the Flintobox
– First and foremost, I love the whole idea of a kids subscription box. It does not only plan things out for a mom, but puts all that she would need in one place.
– I like how the box comes with a specific theme with co-ordinated activities. Our Garden Explorer box covered most topics I’d like to teach my son at this age – plants, trees, leaves, vegetation, insects etc.
– I love how the activities are planned weekly proceeding in a gradual manner. Taking a child from simple to complex, from the known to the unknown.
– The box helps generate interest in learning. The enthusiasm to know more sparks better learning.
– I like how a few of the activities in box are re- designable. The boards can be used for other purposes and to create new activities.
– The paints, messy mat, the colouring tray, the moulds and stamps that we received in our flintobox are all reusable items, that we use now and then.
What could have been better
Our experience with Flintobox has been absolutely perfect. So I could not think of anything that I would have changed about flintobox.
We have had an amazing time with Flintobox. I highly recommend it to moms who believe learning begins with birth and the takes place best through play.