Rambunctious and sponge-like, kids between the ages of 1 and 4 are changing so much, so fast, that the world is truly new to them every single day. But you can begin to take the steps needed to put a little structure into the day and help your early explorers hit all their milestones with toddler subscription boxes filled with all kinds of goodies designed specifically for this fun (and challenging) age range.
What’s in a subscription box for toddlers?
Constantly growing and changing, toddlers are always searching for something new: a new word, a new toy, or a new experience. Parents and caregivers, on the other hand, don’t usually have the time to think up a new activity each and every day for their child. That’s where toddler subscription boxes come in.
Filled with everything from hardcover books to fun activities and some of the best baby toys out there, award-winning toddler subscription boxes can be a true blessing. Some are focused on educational toys, such as STEAM concepts and children’s book clubs, while others are packed full of clothes and toys for the ever-evolving kiddos.
No matter what you’re looking for, through Cratejoy, small businesses curate kids' subscription boxes that make it easy to stay focused, and spend stress-free quality time with your littlest loves.
The Preschool Box is an early learner’s activity box to help get your 3-to 6-year-olds excited about learning. Complete with a Parent Guide and stickers, your little one will learn all about phonics, counting, shapes, colors, and writing.
Shipping: Subscription boxes ship the week of the 6th of every month.
Why Subscribers Love It: “I literally tell everyone with little kiddos to get this subscription. My 2-year-old is advanced and needs a challenge and he LOVES his preschool box. VERY happy mom here!” – Courtney S.
Parents can lighten their load and spend quality one-on-one time with a themed box of pre-prepped crafts from the Little Dreamers Club. Each box includes all the necessary supplies to complete a collection of DIY projects that are suitable for your child’s age.
Shipping: Ships domestically within the United States on the 11th of each month.
Why Subscribers Love It: “LOVED these! It got me on the ground and engaged in doing fun things with my 4-year-old. The projects all had great instructions and were so easy to follow.” – Ronda W.
Hoppi Box is a quarterly toy subscription that’s curated by child development experts. All of the included toys are high-quality, eco-friendly, and sustainable, and specifically selected to engage children’s natural curiosity and imagination.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the United States on the 20th of every month.
Why Subscribers Love It: “The toys are all Montessori based and grow with my toddler and are enjoyed by my preschooler too. Most of these items you would find at a small toy or baby shop, not in a big shopping mall or Target. Each box also comes with a book. It's definitely worth every penny.” – Stephanie G.
Busy boxes inspire hours of play and offer screen-free entertainment. Little Learners Busy Box is designed to be open-and-go, making it easy for busy parents to provide their littles with no-prep educational activities that can be mixed, matched, and reused!
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the United States on the 15th of every month.
Why Subscribers Love It: “Overall I think this is such a cute and adorable box for my 2-year-old daughter as she loves learning. Can't wait to teach her all about Dinosaurs.” – Crystal R.
Kickstart your child's love of reading with a book subscription box that delivers age-appropriate children's books to your door. My First Reading Club will foster a love of reading, taking you from their very first board books and picture books to eventually reading to you!
Shipping: Ships only within the United States within the first 3 days of each month.
Why Subscribers Love It: “Love the variety of books and activities. My grandson loves it and that is the most important part!” – Nelle H.
Little Bookish Wardrobe doesn't just want your child to read, they want them to immerse themselves in the action! This curated book club sends a storybook, along with a matching costume and accessories based on a character from the featured book.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the United States on the 15th of the month following when you place your order.
Why Subscribers Love It: “Loved the boxes for my son. We are not a natural dressing-up family. This really helped bring on the imagination and play!!! Very fun to get each month. We still use the books and costumes in funny ways!!” – Gretchen B.
Good for those on the autism spectrum and those with special sensory processing needs, Sensory TheraPLAY Box delivers a curated collection of textured, tactile toys that are calming and therapeutic, and encourage the development of sensory-motor skills.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the United States the first week of each month.
Why Subscribers Love It: “So fun! Many more items in the box than I expected. I have been buying sensory items for my kids for many years and this box surprised me with products I’ve never seen on store shelves.” – Alison C.
Right from the very first month, Greed Kid Crafts combines artistic creativity with STEM principles. Let their imaginations soar with a themed activity book, hands-on projects, and top-quality eco-friendly materials.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 1 to 4 days of your first order and then monthly after that.
Why Subscribers Love It: “My kids loved these! They come with great information that corresponds with the theme. Very well thought out! Perfect for homeschooling when you don’t have time to come up with the curriculum.” – Megan B.
For younger kids, play is at the heart of everything from refining fine motor skills to developing emotional intelligence. Toy Box Monthly specializes in sending a mix of name-brand, hard-to-find toys that are perfect for kids between the ages of 4 and 8.
Shipping: Subscription boxes ship from the United States between the 15th and the 20th of each month.
Why Subscribers Love It: “If you could only hear my granddaughter scream with delight when her box is delivered! We've tried both the girls and boys boxes and they're both very nice.” – Susan S.
Everyone from occupational therapists to teachers and parents can agree that sensory-focused play is important for kids with autism, SPD, and ADHD. A Box of Sensory Toys can help your favorite kiddo lower stress, manage mood swings and just have fun!
Shipping: The first box ships within 4 business days of your order, and all additional subscription boxes are shipped within the first 10 days of the month.
Why Subscribers Love It: “This box was absolutely fantastic 👏 my kids absolutely enjoyed every toy in there!! I love how this was specially put together for my kids and their ages. They honestly haven't stopped playing with all the toys! Everything was packed so beautifully too!!” – G. G.
The Petite Princess Box specializes in tiaras and teatime, making all manner of princess dreams come true. Each box features a new princess theme every month — often enchanted, of course — bringing a fairytale to life with stories and accessories.
Shipping: Boxes ship worldwide from Canada around the 9th of every month.
Why Subscribers Love It: “We love the princess box! My girl is obsessed with lip gloss, so she was thrilled that her box included gloss! Subscription boxes are so fun, and this is one of our faves. It’s always a good day when our princess box arrives!” – Jessica M.
Fizzing, erupting, melting, squishing and getting things wet is the stuff of childhood. Messy Play Kits merge science, sensory play and arts & crafts by delivering activities and supplies that encourage imaginative tactile play!
Shipping: Boxes ship around the 9th of every month.
Why Subscribers Love It: “This was a gift for a two-year-old and a five-year-old and their two parents. The four of them enjoyed this so much!” – Barbara M.
Journey through the stories of the Bible with HelloBible Explorer. Preschoolers follow Bella the Butterfly as she brings Biblical stories to life, introducing them to Christian values and prayer through keepsake crafts and faith-filled activities.
Shipping: Boxes ship on the 26th of every month.
Why Subscribers Love It: “This was awesome! We got a box for 2 siblings (3 & 5). They both had so much fun working on this together. Great value for what's included and we loved the passages weaved throughout.” – Donald F.
Simplify making and doing with We Craft Box, an all-inclusive craft kit that centers around a fun theme and an original story. This monthly subscription gives kids something to look forward to and offers a low-stress, low-mess experience for parents and caregivers, too!
Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and to select countries starting on the 1st of the month.
Why Subscribers Love It: “This was great! It included many projects. My four small children worked together and enjoyed every minute of it. So much fun.” – Stephanie A.
Books are like little passports into different worlds filled with fun and adventure. Elephant Books is a book box that gives young children the gift of reading, allowing them to discover new stories filled with colorful characters.
Shipping: Ships to selected countries from the United States around the 15th of each month.
Why Subscribers Love It: “Loved this box. Better than I expected. The packaging is so cute but it's the book selection that was fantastic. My daughter's new favorites.” – Leah L.
Going hand-in-hand with each changing season, Bloom Box is a Montessori and Waldorf-inspired box that encourages little ones to explore and learn through play. They’ll get hands-on with educational sensory bins and busy boxes with every delivery.
Shipping: Holiday orders ship by December 15th, while all additional boxes will ship on the 1st of each month.
Why Subscribers Love It: “My 3 1/2-year-old son loves Bloom Box! The activities are super thoughtful and fun. It's really wonderful to have all of the Montessori and Waldorf materials and plans in one box for the month.” – Angela S.