"I cannot say enough wonderful things about this subscription box. I wish I were the parent that planned developmentally appropriate activities and had all the materials at home. I wish I prioritized Pinterest, teacher plans, and SAHM blogs to create magical learning experiences. I am not that parent. I needed this box. In every Tinkering Toddler Crate I’ve received is a series of activities to help me be the parent I want to be - no hours of Pinterest, no shopping for supplies, no planning required. With the activities included I’m able to follow simple instructions and utilize the materials provided to spend my time on what matters most: spending time with my daughter."
- Miki Deckner, February 11, 2021
Tinkering Toddler Crates are activity boxes for children ages 3 to 5 designed to engage in learning through messy play! All the materials necessary to do the activities are included in the crate allowing parents and caregivers to focus on playing and learning with their children instead of trying to figure out what to do, where to get the materials, and how to do it.
Tinkering Toddler Crates gives parents the tools they need to be spark creativity, encourage inquiry, and learn through play. Parents open their crate ready to make memories and spend quality time with their children instead of stressing about trying to figure out what to teach and how to make it engaging.
The Color of the Rainbow Crate wasn't only enjoyable for me and my little one, it also gave him the opportunity to learn, practice skills and use his different senses. I love that the crate provided instructions and activity ideas that were family-friendly and easy to follow.
As with all of the previous crates I have purchased, this crate includes three, well organized activities. The activities are all screen-free, hands-on, developmentally appropriate and engaging. My child appreciated the physical coding activity as she could follow directions with success, while also learning to give directions. Further, my child loved designing her own robot and seeing the variety of patterns/designs that the robot produced. My child delighted in making robots in the sand and exploring the endless opportunities to create with the different loose parts. Each activity is rigorous but approachable. I love how this crate (like all the others) helps instill a love of learning through play!
This crate was perfect for Easter this year. We loved making the sensory bin jelly beans and it can be saved for next year. I love that we could share the craft with a friend. The egg hunt was a lot of fun. From making the eggs and bag to hunting for everything.
My boys loved all the activities in this crate. The egg hunt was their favorite. We even have their bunny chalk paintings up on our mantle as part of our Easter decor. My 3 yo loved the jelly bean sensory bean as well and enjoyed doing the counting activity with his map.
We really enjoyed the balloon "herding" activity. I subbed out the tiny animals for some slightly larger ones for my younger child and had a great time for us all. We extended the fun by adding rice and beans to the corn. Great stuff! Farm Week turned in to Farm Month by finding a reading activity to match. Really gave a great jumping off point to add my own creativity too.
As a speech language pathologist, I love this item. It comes ready to play and eliminates planning and gathering supplies. There are multiple opportunities for language in each box and is an overall great developmental toy.
My son is always excited to get his monthly box in the mail (this is literally half of the fun for him!) The activities included are always so cute and different from the month before, and usually includes enough supplies for a sibling to join, or to do it more than once! As an elementary teacher, I love creating activities for my kids, but nothing beats having some sent directly to us with everything ready to go!
I was a teacher for 7 years in various age groups and am amazed at how accurately she knows toddlers and their developmental stages and abilities. I did a ton of research about crates and subscription boxes before landing on this one. Most of the others were a one time build and then it gets left some where to be thrown away shortly after. We put the sensory boxes in little plastic bins so he can replay anytime he wants. There is also always materials leftover that we save for random crafts. I also have all the instruction books so I can buy the materials myself if I wanted to do anything of them over again. My son gets so excited when the box lands on our porch and wants to do everything in the box right away and he is not a crafty boy but loves their crafts! We have to pace ourselves and usually do the crafts on weekends to give plenty of creativity and cleaning time. We will be members for several years!
The crate is developmentally appropriate for toddlers but both my kids aged 3 and 5 LOVE it! They are still playing with the items and projects that came in the crate over 1.5 weeks after receiving the crate. All the items needed are included and there is just so much jam packed in one crate! Fun for a whole month! :)
Tinkering Toddler Crates reached out to me to review this crate (from an occupational therapist perspective), and I absolutely love it! This is the perfect subscription box to help foster growth, learning, development and creative play for toddlers. It is an amazing product!
we loved the kit. because it has sensory activities which helps the child to learn motor skills and numbers many more. the entire kit is based on the theme of this month - february
We were absolutely blown away by our first box! Can’t wait to order more! This box included an AMAZING sensory bin, cute craft, plus materials for multiple games/activities with modifications for your child’s level. We also had a cute little bonus craft inside. The amount of engagement for each activity is spot on! Kept my 3 year old daughter entertained for days! I can see keeping many of these things in our play rotation for weeks to come! What I loved most as a parent is that every single material you will need is included, from the toys, markers, glue, even rice for the sensory bin. Makes it SO easy!! And the quality of each item is superior! Better than any art/play supplies you can find in local stores. 5 stars!!! Wish I could give more stars!
Fantastic activities - engaging and fun activities offering great opportunity for learning and Creative play. We are still going on...
My 3 year opd loves getting the montly crates. I see happy faces when we see the box at our door step. We have fun an we learn at the same time. And the sensory bin oart helps me get my coffe break in the morning. Is a win win for both of us. And not to mentiinon custumer service is the best.
My grandkids love it when their "activity box" arrives. There are so many fun and interesting things to do. Every month is something creative and new.
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