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I'm Pretty Sure Getting Toys In the Mail Is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to My Toddler

These STEAM inspired toys changed the way my son and I play together.

15.2.2020

I'm Pretty Sure Getting Toys In the Mail Is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to My Toddler

These STEAM inspired toys changed the way my son and I play together.

PIN Lauren Gordon Playing with my son is one of my truest, most legitimate joys in life. Truly, when we turned some invisible (but very real) corner at around 17 months we when went from passively playing to full-blown imagination, and I swear it made me love my baby just a bit more. Watching him use his mind and creativity is especially delightful, and through play I can see first hand it is how he absorbs new information. Being he is my first child, grandparents have gone to great lengths to spoil him with toys. Lauren Gordon (P.S. That above picture is just real-talk, motherhood is messy man.) But the truth is in his collection, we don't have a ton of toys that educational. Yes, there are a few, but overall we've essentially stuck to books and cars. That's why when I was offered the opportunity to try , a STEAM, STEM, and science toy subscription box I jumped at the chance. Advertisement We started with a"Panda Crate" which caters toys to kids ages 0-24 months. KiwiCo offers crates that cater to kids up to 14 years old (and adults!). Lauren Gordon Panda Crate we received has six toy activities that were selected with the help of experts at Seattle Children's Hospital to bring parents researched based techniques to help support a child's development. Each Panda Crate, which is $19.95 and comes with free shipping, includes two months' worth of age-appropriate products and activities. You can choose to get more crates and various different prices, and as your child gets older, you can expand into the other crate options. In our crate, everything arrived neatly packaged and was complete with cards explaining what was in the crate and how to play with it. Lauren Gordon After I freed everything from its wrapping, I put it back in the box and let my 21-month-old son"open" it. My son had the opportunity to play with animal puzzles that went inside a"peek-a-boo" base, a hide-and-seek mat that folds into a cute puppy design, and an animal match-up game. We also got toy rockers we had to build together and an adorable book. The first thing that captured his imagination was the hide-and-seek mat. Lauren Gordon I'm not entirely shocked, considering all this kid loves to do is open things. Inside the mat you can hide these adorable animal felt characters under flaps. I made him close his eyes as I hid them, and when he opened them, he went to town on finding them. Once we found the animal, I asked him what sound it made. We even took turns and he hid them for me to"find" and got a kick out of me guessing"wrong." Next we tried the matching game. Lauren Gordon Per the instructions, I set up the cards with the mama animals on one side and the babies on the other, making sure the related ones weren't next to each other. I asked him to point out the"mama dog" and then asked him where her baby was. With every animal he found right, he'd let out the animal sound and clap victoriously. It was pretty sweet. The animal rockers were admittedly a bit of a challenge. Lauren Gordon Using the instructions, it took me a minute to figure out where everything lined up, and my impatient toddler wasn't having any of it. Once I started involving him (asking him to pull the felt through the hole), things got a lot better. It was actually a nice teachable moment for me ; as parents, I think we tend to want to just get the thing done quick, but there is a lot to be said about slowing down and involving our children. Once we got it rocking, he was so proud of himself! The winner of this box by far and away was the peek-a-boo puzzles. Lauren Gordon My son was enamored with it. We played by putting the puzzle sticks in order and counting out loud. We talked about the animals on each stick, and the puzzle picture on the back. But if I am being honest, his favorite part was pressing down on the sticks in the stand and watching them leap up and out. The giggles we both had filled the room. All in all, I'd say we had a pretty great night playing together with this KiwiCo box. It challenges you as a parent to really engage with your kids, and it also gives them something to look forward to. He was so excited that a package came just for him, and that he and his mom had some truly interactive time. To try Read more: CafeMom

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