I love doing FUN activities with my kiddos – but, sometimes it’s hard to come up with activities (that we have all of the supplies for) off the cuff. So, I was super excited to review the BabbaCo Babba Box, and when our box arrived full of activities, Lorelei and Aurora were excited too!
What are BabbaCo boxes?
BabbaCo boxes are great activity boxes that seamlessly combine both LEARNING and FUN – but, without the headache of having to run to the store to buy the necessary supplies-you-thought-you-had!
Each box has 4 main components:
- Create: 2 to 3 projects for kids to do with their hands – ALL materials included! (Ours even came with bowls, glue, and a stirring stick!)
- Explore: A theme-based product where your child will engage with the world & nature.
- Story-Tell: Carefully curated books to stimulate your kids’ imaginations.
- Connect: Interactive learning with prepaid downloads approved by BabbaCo experts.
(Lorelei with their paper-mache moon)
Why we liked the BabbaCo boxes:
- The BabbaCo boxes are researched and planned – meaning they are age-appropriate for kids and include activities that will encourage learning AND are fun!!
- Each box contained EVERYTHING we needed! –Down to the glue, stirring stick, and a bowl! Many “kits” will have most of the supplies included but assume you have others (which they may or may not warn you about on the packaging). It can really be a downer to get everyone excited and set down to do a fun project just to realize… the glue is dry…or, the scissors are missing/broken. I really appreciate that the boxes have everything we need and I don’t have to run all over town!
- The projects aren’t over-elaborate but are on-target for their ages! They are fun and easy but require just enough skill to help them stretch and grow! Our box was Sun, Moon, Stars and we made a model moon with paper-mache and star prints!
- We also liked that each box connected us to the outside world, too! We had a lot of fun using the star guides and included binoculars looking at constellations!
- Each box also comes with a book! We love books at our house and are always on the lookout for imaginative and creative additions for our bookshelves. We were not disappointed! No dinky paper “book” here!
- I also really appreciated BabbaCo’s “Connect” feature. My kids really enjoy technology and having a prepaid new app that went along with the same learning theme was great!
In short – the BabbaCo box was easy to use, convenient, contained quality materials, and used many methods (create/explore/story/connect) to provide learning and fun for our ENTIRE FAMILY!