Educational Fun With Ivy Kids Subscription Boxes
A special thanks to Ivy Kids for providing the Miss Frugal Mommy blog with products for free in exchange for an honest review!
About Ivy Kids: A Message From Founder Tassea
” I am a certified early childhood teacher and mother of two. After my second child was born, I became a stay-at-home mom. Trying to entertain two young children at home proved to be more difficult than I had expected. I had a tight budget and could not afford those great early childhood classes. I also became frustrated with the lack of developmentally appropriate educational games available for young children. As a result, I began creating my own projects and activities to keep my children engaged and cognitively stimulated. I wanted the time I spent with my children to be meaningful and not just trying to get the day to go by. I noticed that when the activities were based around a favorite book and characters, my children were more invested. I worked hard to create activities that would encourage problem solving, creativity, and critical thinking. I started making kits for family members and friends that were also staying at home with their kids. I always included one personalized item or activity in the kit for the child, which was a big hit. I received so much positive feedback about the creativity, entertainment, and educational value of the activities that I thought I might try starting a business and sharing the kits with other parents. I have now recruited some other teachers (turned stay-at-home moms) for their expertise. We believe Ivy Kits are a great resource for parents and caregivers looking for creative ways to spend quality time with their children while also helping them build important foundational skills.”
What To Expect In Your Ivy Kit
- Fun and engaging educational activities are developed by certified early childhood teachers.
- A monthly book is selected based upon its success as a learning tool in the classroom.
- Unique games and projects are based upon the monthly story and characters.
- Each kit is packed with games, materials, and projects that can be played for years to come.
- Ivy Kit activities can be modified based on your child’s age and development.
- We design each kit to build early foundational skills in math, science, and literacy.
- Everything that you need to play is included in the kit.
- Games can be played with more than one child.
- Our materials and activities are similar to those found in high quality early education settings.
- Each activity contains a detailed instructional guide with questions to scaffold learning.
- Our activities meet the standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
- All our activities have been tested and enjoyed by children.
Once again I find myself completely blown away by another amazing Ivy Kids educational subscription box! Just when I think they couldn’t do any better than the last box, we receive an even more spectacular one the following month. These boxes come completely packed to the brim with loads of organized, ready to go, no assembly required learning kits. This month’s main focus of learning was shapes, which could not have been more perfect since my four year old son had just grown a strong interest recently in drawing his shapes. We had already practiced quite a bit on the dry erase board, so when he discovered that the box contained all things shapes, he could not wait to test out his new knowledge. I felt a bit of nostalgia when my eyes first caught glimpse of the tangrams. These are such a great learning tool that I grew up using and I was so delighted to be able to share that same experience with my children.
My children love hands on activities and it is the best way to fully engage them in a learning activity. They don’t want to sit there and fill in the answers, they want to be able to feel out the solution… to easily compare the solutions with visuals… to make simple corrections. The tangrams are the perfect way to help them express that favorable way of learning and I was so happy to see that all of the learning activities involved them.
The laminated place mats have been a great way to keep my children entertained at the dinner table while waiting for food to be served. We spend a lot of time throughout the day in the dining room, eating snacks and enjoying meals, and the place mats have allowed us to continue learning in a more laid back environment. Allowing the children to seek out learning, rather than declaring that it’s time for some educational activities, has always been a better approach when it comes to my children. So we have continued to keep the place mats on the table where they get used every single day!
What I love about all of the learning activities included in the Ivy Kids box is that they are all high quality materials that can be used time and time again. The game and activity sheets are all laminated, there are ziplock bags to store and organize everything, and the box keeps it all safe until next time. I just can’t believe how much time and effort goes into creating such an amazing box of learning avtivities and at a shockingly great price. I would spend significantly more on all the products if I were to go out and purchase them, plus spend precious time preparing everything. This box allows me to get right to the fun stuff, no preparation, and my kids aren’t left anxious and impatiently waiting.
There is literally hours upon hours of fun to be had with the amount of activity sheets included in the box. Something that I have done a lot this month is grab a handful of the sheets and the tangrams, put them in the ziplock bag and bring it with us when I know we’ll be in the car for awhile or waiting at an appointment. These are great for keeping little hands entertained and plus, they are learning while doing it… now that’s a win!
Just take a look at all of the other great stuff included in the Ivy kids Educational Subscription Box!:
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