Toddibox - Review and Giveaway

During the recent year-end school holidays, Bubbles made quite a number of Christmas decorations. A few were thanks to Toddibox sending us a December box of activities for us to try out.

(Scroll to the bottom of this post to read how you can win a January box!)



Toddibox is run by a group of educators. It is a monthly subscription box filled with multi-disciplinary approach activities AND a storybook based on a given theme. Toddibox targets children aged 3-6 and includes activity guides for parents.

The creators of Toddibox design the activities with the aim to help children relate to the real world, and to enable them be self-motivated learners.


I found the craft activities quite age appropriate. Bubbles was able to do them without much supervision. I liked it that all the materials needed for each activity were provided and nicely packaged. If you have done craft work with children you would know that a large part of time spent is on the prep work - be it sourcing the materials needed or cutting them down to size.

 The handmade Christmas wreath that hung on our door (I added my own ribbon).

The number of activities provided in the box was generous. We had 8 different activities in our December box in addition to a storybook. I thought this to be well-worth the S$39.95 a single box would cost to buy.

The activities came in four different categories:
Ten Fingers
Thinking Tots
Tempo & Beat
Test Tube

The Tempo and Beat category was most interesting to me, as I do not have a habit of incorporating music into activities I do with Bubbles. Having this segment provided helpful ideas.

The instruction guides were simple, with only written instructions. I thought this was sufficient given that that activities were easily explained. However, having no pictures this meant that most children would need an adult to explain what needs to be done.


There was quite a bit of cutting required for one of the activities though, as pictured above. Thankfully we did this when we had family visiting, so the cutting work was shared.

We really liked this pretty wreath which was a pegging and numbering activity. I kept it for Bun to use in the future!


I was hoping to do more activities with Bubbles before posting this review, but looking at our schedule, that could mean after Chinese New Year! If you would like a more detailed review, I would recommend reading Sarah's write-up here - she even has an additional PDF document you can download.

Would you like to win a January Toddibox?
The theme is "Me, Me, Me" - all about the child - Emotions, 5 Senses etc
 
If so, simply leave a comment on this post to say who you would like the box for and why!

This giveaway is open to Singapore addresses only and the contest ends on Monday 14 January 11pm.

Do share this with folks who may be interested to participate!

27 comments:

lil'tummyYummies said...

I'd love to have this box for my 3 year old boy. Reason being, I've been busy with my baby recently and I'm kinda neglecting him. A all provided for activity kit sounds like something we can do together on a weekend.

Precious Memories said...

I like to win this box for my 4 year old boy. He loves books and all kinds of hands-on activities. So I think he will love Toddibox.

Serene Lew said...

I would love to have this for my 4 year old girl to excite her senses and for me to explore ways to teach her aside from the traditional methods. Running out of ideas to provide her hands-on activities to keep the goggle box at bay for as long as possible.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Thanks for sharing on this wonderful kit! My boy who is turning 3 this year wld find something like this really interesting since it isn't something he is usually exposed to - yet. I have always wanted to let him participate in such activities but wasn't sure how n wondered whether he is too young. Such a kit will give us a good chance to try it out and perhaps order it for ourselves in the future :)
Gimyew@gmail.com

Meiru said...

Pick Me,me,me! :) My 3 year old boy would love to get his hands on the creative activities. It's a joy watching the focused side of him when he's engaged in craft work. jiangmeiru@hotmail.com

josiah n faith said...

Ooh... These look like great activities to bring along on our vacations. Easy enough for the 3-yr old and still fun for the 5-yr old. And in easy to carry ziplock bags too! We always have time for crafts on trips, but never bring the materials along cos they are too bulky.

Po Li Loo said...

I'd be interested to give Toddibox a try as J loves arts and crafts and, like the first commentor here said, I don't have much time to spend on researching craft ideas and prepping them because I have the little one to contend with!

What wound be really interesting to me, though, is if Toddibox, and other similar concepts, could incorporate found objects into crafts, as that'd teach kids about recycling and how to use their creativity in reusing objects. I'd use Toddibox as a springboard to get ideas on how to create crafts with found objects. Haha...probably not what Toddibox and the like want to hear...

Anonymous said...

Hi Corsage! I would like to try the activities in the Toddibox with my son Andrew, who is 3 and a half years old.He is not attending school at the moment, so I have to ensure that learning takes place at home. Toddibox is already a curriculum that is planned for the year by childhood development experts so it is age appropriate. There is also no hassle for the busy me to look for the materials needed for the activites. It's really handy! I am excited to try the activities with Andrew so that he can be more connected with the world around him. I can tell from the activities described that it should enrich him, on top of just reading books to him. The hands-on activities are great teaching materials! Moreover, I can save some of the activities for my younger son who is 9 months old and growing up fast!-Clara Chua
(jcleo@singnet.com.sg)

Irene Fock said...

Would like to have the for my 4yo old boy, Tristan! Simply because he loves craft work and the materials are easy for him to use. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

Elsie said...

Would be a wonderful box of 'surprises' for my 3half boy to discover with me while the little monster naps! (and I'm sure the little one would love 'crafting' together too!)

Anonymous said...

Hi!!! I would love to explore this with my son Julien. He loves crafts and is at this age where he just loves discovering new things! :) we'll definitely have a blast with this. Fiona

Anonymous said...

Me , me , me! I would like to win for my 2 sons , aged 3 and 5 . They love art and crafts and I would rather they spend time doing something creative and useful rather than arguing and fighting with each other.

cchinglim@gmail.com

Unknown said...

seems like a perfect activities tool to keep my girl occupied with daddy while I deal with heaps of chores & my 3m BB!
No more excuse u dunnoe what to do with her hubby =P
Tx Corsage!

eugeniasim said...

Would love to win this kit for my 3yr old son to keep him occupied during the weekends. It's been wet days these 2 months and I'm sure my boy will be thrilled to do crafts at home!

Regina Tan said...

This kit would be great for my 2 kids to share and make stuff together. They both love to draw and craft together! The kit will be a great bonding time for all of us! :)

Baby Love, Cherice said...

I would so love to have the Jan Toddibox for my girl as it's exactly the theme that her childcare centre is teaching for the term. I would really enjoy doing my own activities as guided by Toddibox for our weekends together bonding and learning~

Stacy said...

I'd like the box for my 6-year old son. He loves doing crafts like his momma and would be thrilled to get this in the mail.

bubble bake said...

Hi! Would like to get this for my son and hubby so that they can have some fun doing learning and craft work together. Thanks!

pinkclothmicrophone said...

Me! Er... or rather for my 5yo son. So that he'll have something productive to entertain himself while I try to put the younger one down for a nap. :)

mummybean said...

Me please! For both my children, because I need something to keep them entertained on rainy days. hah!

Sweetheart Rachael said...

As a full time working mother, i spend very little time with my only child who just turned 3. She is in the care of her grandparents while both my husband and I are working. Hence with this activity box, I believe that Her grandparents could be able to use this activity box to engage her without much supervision. Therefore I hope to get this box for my child and her grandparents to have fun bonding together. Thank you.

karyananna said...

I love doing crafts when I was young and guess my 6yo girl has inherited this trait! Give her some papers and she'll cut, color, paste and created some crafts on her own. This pack will definitely give her some guidelines and more creative ideas to do more crafts.

Adora said...

Hi Corsage! I have a small business teaching kids to craft with recycled materials, and I do crafts with my 4 year-old and try to involve the 9 month old too. That's a lot of prep work involves! For once it would be nice to do a craft without having to prep for it! ;)

Ling said...

I'd love to win this box for my 3 year old son. He loves art and craft and although I enjoy making stuff with him, the prep work required often means we don't do as much as I would like. :p thumbs up toddibox!

Dana's Mommy said...

Hi Corsage,

I'll like to win this for Dana as Jan and Feb are my busy months so the Toddibox will come in useful to keep her occupied :)

Jamie said...

Hello!
I would like to give this box to Jade who really loves art and craft activities and has recently started to resist her afternoon naps!! so i actually need it more for myself because i'm fast running out of ideas to entertain and keep her quiet while her sis naps ;p

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Thank you all for your participation of this giveaway! A winner will be selected and the results announced within the next 2 days. Stay tuned!