6/17/12

Education Delivered Monthly to Your Home with Wonder Box

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The first month's box themed "Once Upon a Time" includes a make-your-own
hand puppet, story cape that kids can decorate, story cards, crayons to color
the Stone Soup book and a recipe for the soup.
Photo: Maria Adcock

Children love receiving packages in the mail. Now imagine that is was filled with education-themed activities that arrived on your doorstep monthly.
Pretty cool, right?

This is the concept for Wonder Box from Education.com, a new monthly subscription activity box that helps 3-5 year olds to develop the skills kindergarten teachers consider the most important.

With an emphasis on unplugged play, each Wonder Box includes learning activities such as letter recognition, number sense, and fine motor skills. Kids can delight in themed boxes such as Once Upon a Time and Mad Scientist. Parents will be please that all supplies and instructions needed are included.

“I like that there’s something new for the kids each month so that they won’t get bored. Plus I can trust that everything inside the box will be educational,” says Kristina K., mother of two from Long Island, New York.

Each Wonder Box contains hands-on projects and activities including the following:
  • A FUNdamental Project - From creative craft projects to starting science experiments, these hands-on activities produce finished products kids can continue to enjoy long after the creation process is over. Examples include ‘What’s Your Story?’ Cape and Backyard PopRockets.
  • Two Themed Sidekick Projects - These quick and imaginative activities help preschoolers deepen their discovery of the theme. Examples include Create-a-Kaleidoscope and Alphabet I Spy Bottle.
  • A Themed Fun Pack – Includes printed games, coloring pages, sticker books and other activities that give kids a chance to explore the theme independently. Examples include Illustrate a Famous Fable and Science Sticker Mosaics.
  • A Recipe to Tie it All Together – This is a way for children to incorporate ‘taste’ into their exploration of the month’s theme. Examples include Bubble Bread and Kick the Can Ice Cream.

Beyond the box, Wonder Box recipients gain access to an exclusive web page with ideas and inspiration to explore the month’s theme.

All of these high-quality educational activities and supplies are available through the Wonder Box subscriptions which start at $24.99 per month – there’s a variety of options available for those purchasing for their own children. These also make a great gift that gives all year long. Subscriptions are available at http://www.education.com/wonderbox.

For more information visit: http://www.education.com/WonderBox.

With over six million visitors a month, Education.com is the fastest growing web destination for parents. Education.com gives parents and educators the information they need to help their children reach their full potential and the ideas they want to make learning more fun. From kindergarten readiness through college prep, Education.com offers high quality content, educational activities, printables, and worksheets; engaging video content; a rich community experience; and a resource that provides qualitative and quantitative information about schools across the country. 

Disclosure: Author was not compensated for this post. Author did receive the first Wonder Box “Once Upon A Time” to assess for this post. All opinions expressed are solely those of the author.

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