The pandemic which has been going on since 2020 has led to more time spent in homes. It seems that parents and children have run out of activities and means of entertainment. There are no more movies and series to watch on Netflix, the shows and videos on Youtube and Disney Channel are already memorized by kids because they have been played repeatedly. So there is a new option that catches the attention of both parents and kids alike, and these are subscription boxes. Busy parents also consider these subscription kits as their buddies, especially when they have a lot to hustle and they do not want their children to stare at their gadgets for many hours.
What do parents want to find in subscription kits that they can consider good for their children? Others search for subscription kits that do not only provide entertainment and fun but also instill values. These subscription boxes must be child-friendly, and kid-friendly kits are usually created and sold by parents for other parents. There is a huge variety of subscriptions tailored for parents’ and kids’ needs and interests. Be it articles of clothing, toiletries, projects, or bonding activities, there is a subscription kit that will go straight to your doorsteps, without leaving the premises of your residence. The excitement of receiving a package also adds to the benefit of these subscription boxes.
Here are the recommended subscription boxes that tick all the boxes of ideal kits for kids:
- KiwiCo caters to different ages of children and provides particular activities for varying age brackets. They have the Panda Crate for zero to two years old, Koala Crate for two years to four years old, Kiwi Crate for five years to eight years old, and finally, the Atlas Crate for six years to 11 years old. Options are also provided for the older children with the age bracket of nine years to 16 years old like the Doodle Crate, among others. There is also a Eureka crate for adults which involves designing and engineering activities. These Crates cost 20 dollars to 30 dollars monthly and costs decrease when they subscribed for a longer time. There are also gift subscriptions offered.
- Kid curated books are also preferred. Kids love to learn, go on adventures, explore, build their imagination, and this subscription box makes these things possible by offering books suitable to the children’s needs and preferences. Questions will be asked about children’s interests, be it an adventure, storybooks, history, fiction, and if they prefer those with a lot of images or more with the text or a balance of both. After answering these queries, this will give the company the idea of what books to send and deliver to your homes that will satisfy the preference and reading levels of your children. For every delivery, it is good to give feedback so that the choices may be broadened. The consumer is given the option to have their books delivered monthly or have spaces between the deliveries of the books. In every box received, there are four books provided. Should the book have already a duplicate from your children’s collection, you can always donate the book to the library with a corresponding credit to be provided to you?
- Want your children to learn to code or create their applications? Bitsbox is the right one for you. It is a startup that offers boxes with suggested applications for consumers to code on a virtual gadget. As long as you have internet, children aging from 6 years to 12 years old can create their games and applications by using codes. The basic box costs $24.95 every month, or $37.95 with additional applications which are called the Deluxe box, or one can also subscribe for digitally delivered ones (in PDF format so the user can print for themselves) which costs $16.95 a month.
- For foodie children, aspiring pastry chefs, or those who love to cook or bake, Foodstirs is about right for you. It is a Do-It-Yourself baking kit that allows children to learn baking and dessert-making skills. Once subscribed, Foodstirs sends out boxes that contain the cooking materials, menu, ingredients, except real food, real ingredients, but no junk. They are delightful to the sweet tooth but less in sugar, so a healthy way to create and eat desserts? A big yes! Prices depend on the number of kits. The menus are also themed according to the season. For a one-kit subscription, $33.98, for three-kit subscription, $100.00, and a six-kit subscription, $194.00. There are also available kit gift subscriptions, with prices depending on the number of kits.
- Want your kids to travel the world, without actually travelling the world? Little passports allow kids to have their sightseeing without spending a heavy sum of money for airfare. It is a reasonably priced way to go on adventures and explore the world. They get oriented with new places, are introduced to cultures and languages. Plans are available depending on age brackets. They have an Early Explorers plan, catering to children from three to five years old, and there are also selections for advanced ages. You can subscribe for the first month with a basic package, to be followed by monthly packages. Users have the option to have a monthly subscription or a 6 to 12 months subscription if they want to save more.
- Lastly, we have Wonder Crate, which is a subscription box that instills values like kindness. This subscription kit allows children to learn about the significance of compassion, mercy, understanding, perseverance, and honesty, things that are not usually taught in school. Monthly, the subscribers obtain inspirational books, craft activities, comics, affirmative dialogue cards, and other materials that inspire or shape emotionally intelligent children. Costs begin at $23.96.