For kids, especially as they get older, it feels more difficult to engage them in learning activities that don’t involve smart devices. Instead of thinking digitally, Wonder Crate provides a hands-on experience inside a box.
Wonder Crate Jr. (ages 5-7) and Wonder Crate Kids (ages 8-11) is a monthly box subscription. A book and educational activities come in a tin retro lunch box or a cotton tote bag. Kids can choose combinations or individual boxes of the Activists, Sports Heroes, Innovators and Artists Series.
For example, my 11-year-old son received a Sports Heroes Series box for Jesse Owens, a track and field athlete, Olympic Gold medalist and world record holder. It included the book “Who was Jesse Owens?” by James Buckley Jr., a stopwatch, jump rope and a sheet of strength-training exercises. It provided an opportunity for him to learn more about the African American athlete from Cleveland and to add some motivation to his current work-out regime.
There also is an excitement about receiving the box, looking at what’s inside and learning about people who are inspirational and creative — not just for your kids. It can be a great family discussion and activity.