Disclosure: I received a complimentary Culture Chest box to assess. All opinions are my own.
Whether children have a multicultural background or not, providing them with an awareness of the world around them empowers them with knowledge, empathy, and a way to relate to one another. For children from minority backgrounds, representation in books matter to reinforce self-identity, self-appreciation, and role modeling. Children should feel good about their identities while celebrating others.
That’s why Culture Chest fills a long overdue need. In our growing interconnected and diverse world, finding resources that support multiculturalism often remains scarce. Culture Chest is a subscription box service that introduces children ages 0-8 years old to different cultures through multicultural books.
Each carefully curated box includes 1 to 3 books and 1 activity. Customers choose from monthly, every other month, and quarterly subscription plans. Each month features a new theme. The theme for Culture Chest’s inaugural launch in September was dancing, and the box included books that highlighted that theme through the lens of Hispanic heritage.
My daughter loved receiving the package in the mail. The books in our box were “My Name Is Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz” and “Tito Puente: Mambo King; Rey del Mambo,” both by Monica Brown. My daughter enjoyed the festive illustrations and story of these two trailblazers. We both had no previous knowledge about these historic figures, so it was interesting to learn about them.
October’s theme is “Asian Foods” and will include picture books about the influence of food in two different Asian cultures.
Culture Chest Subscription Plans
Culture Chest offers 3 subscription plans. Shipping is included with all orders.
- Culture Chest Baby ($25) – For children ages 0-3 years old, this plan delivers 2-3 board books.
- Culture Chest Paperback ($25) – For children ages 3-8 years old, this plan delivers 1-2 paperback pictures books plus 1 activity.
- Culture Chest Hardback ($35) – For children ages 3-8 years old, this plan delivers 1-2 hardback pictures books plus 1 activity.
There is also an option for a Single Culture Chest Box ($35) – Receive a one-time-only box from any of the plans above. No subscription necessary.
Culture chest offers free shipping with every box. Subscription plans automatically renew, and if customers change their minds they can cancel any time or just skip a month if they want to take a break. Culture Chest charges subscribers on the 15th of each month for the next month’s box.
Don’t forget to take advantage of a special offer to receive 15% off your order. Just type promo code ONELOVE at checkout on the website to receive the discount!
Culture Chest is also a great gift idea – it’s the gift that keeps on giving over time. For more information and to purchase a Culture Chest subscription, please visit www.culture-chest.cratejoy.com.