The benefits of subscription boxes for kids
Back before lockdown, getting activities delivered direct to your door might not have been high on your list of priorities. Fast forward a couple of years and we’re all a little more familiar with the idea of home learning. Subscription boxes seem to be everywhere, but what are the benefits?
ESPECIALLY FOR YOU
Getting their own parcel through the post makes little people feel special. Our boxes come addressed to your child with elements inside they can immediately claim as their own - colouring activities to get stuck into, stickers and a log book to record their adventures.
THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX
Subscription boxes deliver ideas you might not have, or might not have the time to have. Keeping small children entertained is a full time job and busy parents need all the help they can get. A beautifully designed box of activities complete with detailed instructions, shopping lists etc means you can spend less time planning and more time playing.
TAKING THE PRESSURE OFF
Ever noticed how the more effort you put into planning an activity or making a meal, the less likely your kids are to get involved? The more pressure we put on children - and ourselves - the more resistance we often meet. There’s something about receiving an outside prompt - in this case the contents of your box - for bringing out children’s natural curiosity and engaging them with activities.
EDUCATE AND INSPIRE
Education doesn’t have to end in the classroom. Small children are constantly learning and the best subscription boxes help to develop life skills in an exciting and explorative way. We think the kitchen classroom is the most fun place to start - to read a list of our favourite lessons, click here.
VALUE FOR MONEY
How many times have you been convinced to part with (a lot of!) money for a magazine purely to get the cheap plastic toy that gets played with for five minutes? Good subscription boxes include valuable content - whether it’s in the life skills kids learn, delicious dishes, creative crafts or recipes they can file away and use time and again.
QUALITY FAMILY TIME
Subscription boxes for younger children mostly require grown up supervision. Opening up a box and getting stuck into the activities together is a wonderful way to create quality family memories together and away from a screen.
THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
Subscription boxes make a brilliant gift. Receiving something new each month rather than a single present is so exciting and it’s a lovely way to show the recipient you’ve really thought about something they might like to do. Bonus points for being plastic and clutter free!
The Veggienauts Club is a vegetable discovery subscription box of hands-on activities helping children to discover, taste and eventually enjoy eating a rainbow by making food FUN. To join the club, click here.