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"We created Koala Crate to give preschoolers exposure to new materials, new tools, new techniques, and new concepts that encourage hands-on learning and fun. Our team is dedicated to inspiring these young scientists, artists, explorers."
Price: $19.95/month; save money by purchasing multiple months at a time
Gift Option: Yes
Age Range: 3-4
Includes: Creative materials designed just for this specific age range, parent guide to assist in inquiry-based learning, Imagine! Magazine that is created in partnership with Highlights for children; magazine includes extension activities and stories.
Review: My son is 3 1/2 and it is truly tough to find activities that are designed for his developmental stage and hand-eye coordination. I opened this box and with minimal explanation, set him loose to see what he could do with it. I loved the fact that the images for painting were basic, with large letters and a simple concept. At his age, many coloring books are too busy and don't allow him to focus on one concept.
The number of extensions available make this box expandable ten times over, and allows kids to think outside the box (no pun intended!). They also rate the activities based upon multiple factors, including messiness and grownup involvement, which I haven't seen in many other arenas. By scanning the QR code on the back of the Grownup Assistant guide, you can access many other theme-related activities as well that are age-appropriate. The imagine! magazine that accompanies the box has interactive songs, stories, and activities that are similar to those in the Highlights magazine. The items in the box are all incredibly well-made, able to withstand the rough and tumble exploration that goes along with this age group, and that includes the magazine which is made from sturdy card stock!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary Koala Crate for review purposes. All opinions are honest and my own.