Babbaco by Jessica Kim provided two separate BabbaBoxes to me, free of charge, in exchange for review. A positive review was not guaranteed, and no other compensation was provided. All opinions are my own.
Jessica Kim originally started selling her BabbaBoxes with baby products she had created, but the company has morphed into something much greater! BabbaBoxes are subscription boxes delivered right to your door and filled with a themed set of activities that allow you and your children to create, explore, storytell, and connect. My family enjoyed everything in the boxes we received.
The stars must have aligned perfectly when we received our first box, no pun intended! Our first box was themed “Sun, Moon, and Stars” and contained a pair of binoculars with a moon phase chart, a paper-mache moon craft, a constellation craft, a book about stars, and a star shaped wine-cork. In addition to receiving our BabbaBox, we were given a telescope AND we were taking a trip to the beach. My husband set up the telescope and I got our BabbaBox ready. Grayson, who is five, was immediately drawn to the binoculars and moon-phase chart. He loved looking through the binoculars and the telescope and comparing the moon to the lunar phase chart. After checking out the moon, it was time for bed so I read the kids the included book “Twinkle, Star of the Week”. We have yet to make the paper mache moon because it takes two sittings, but as we speak our constellation craft is drying. This craft included sun paper, stickers, and a frame. It could not get any easier! Put the star stickers on the paper, place the paper outside for approx. 3 minutes, submerge it in water to remove the stickers, and let dry! It was interesting watching the effects the sun had on the paper. It starts blue, but turns light from the sun (except where you place the stickers). When you wet it and allow it to dry, it inverts back to a blue background and white wherever you had stickers. All of the activities in this box were really fun and it definitely helped peak Grayson’s interest in the moon, stars, and space, and our new telescope! Since school is out, he really enjoys sitting outside with Daddy and watching the stars, moon, and planets. This BabbaBox not only got him interested and taught him something, but it really helped father and son bond!
The second BabbaBox we received was themed “Gratitude”. You can see the contents of this box here. We have not done any of the activities in this box yet, but I am planning to save it for the perfect time. The crafts in this box definitely remind me of Thanksgiving, but I plan to have Grayson work with me on this box around his birthday (mid-August) to teach him appreciation and showing thanks. I believe he will enjoy the crafts in this box as much as he has enjoyed the “Sun, Moon, and Stars” box.
All-in-all, I loved the BabbaBoxes we received. We are not a homeschooling family, but I think these would be a GREAT tool for those of you that do homeschool. The subscription price might seem high ($29.99 a month) but in my opinion, basically having a “lesson” planned out and having everything sent to you is well worth it!
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