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Wednesday, 6 June 2018

First Wonder Box Review

Is there anything more exciting when you are five and six than getting your own post?  We have been working with First Wonder Box to check out their dinosaur box and it was a huge hit with them both! First Wonder Box is a subscription box service aimed at children aged 4-8 years old and each one has a theme from dinosaurs, to under the sea to bugs.  They are small enough to fit through the letterbox but big enough to be full of fun.


I was a little nervous when it arrived as we have tried a few boxes and they needed a lot of adult imput which is lovely, but I have been looking for something that the boys can do a little more independently too.  First Wonder Box has a great balance, especially for Dylan, 6 (Archie's reading skills means he still needed a lot of help).  We looked through it together, but I could leave him to explore further alone if I wanted to.  The box had 

-Two collector cards
-stickers
-an activity book
-a pterodactyl mini kite
-a small stretchy dinosaur
-A pencil and rubber
-A scratch art dinosaur
-The box which turns into a game.


The boxes are priced at £7.99 although you can get your first box for half price and I think it is a great price! Dylan got stuck straight in with the scratch art, something we haven't done before but he loved!  The kite has been put away for the next windy weekend and he loved the collector cards, although he would have liked some more cool facts on them.

The activity book is great as it has plenty of games alongside facts and information so it is educational and kept him busy for ages! The pencil and rubber meant it was ready to go and I would definitely consider buying something like this for travelling and holidays for that reason!  


The boys loved playing the board game too which we probably played about 10 times that first day! Everything you needed was included and it is a great use of materials.  We were also sent an under the sea box which had a game of memory you could cut out on the box which has also been played with loads!

The age range suggested is 4-8 years, and I think this is quite accurate.  At 6, 7 and 8 the child will be able to do the box pretty independently, and at 4 and 5 it is definitely something nice to do with them.  Most subscription boxes are more craft based than this one, however we liked the balance of information with activities.  Overall we were really impressed and both boys have asked if we can get them again!  You can order your first box for £3.99  on the First Wonder Box website







 The post is in collaboration with First Wonder Box 
but all thoughts and opinions are completely my own.

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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Day 1 - Building a Fort

When I was a child, nothing beat rounding up all the duvets and blankets in the house and dragging them down the stairs. The coffee tables, dining room chairs, large toys and anything else suitable was also collected and lifted (read dragged) into the living room on a rainy day to create my own private den.


There was something magical about that cramped, dark space- it was warm, safe, people could only come in when they were invited, and that meant a 'No Brothers' sign hung over the entrance.  We could spend all day playing under some chairs and blankets, oblivious to the world around us.


For day 1 of the February Challenge, I built Dylan his first ever den.  Chairs, the sofa, and five different blankets all came together to form a lovely hidden retreat, and the moment I put the last blanket up, and created our little bubble, his face lit up with excitement. I had taken in a torch, so we lay on the floor and watched the torch light dancing on the different blankets and body parts, and he looked engrossed in the moment.

 den, baby, building a fort


I'm not sure whether today was more for me or him, but as he tried to catch the light as it flickered on the blankets, or grab whichever limb it was lighting up, it felt enjoyable for both of us.  We just need to make a 'No Daddys' sign for next time!

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