If you want to be certain that your child’s brain development and sensory development is being stimulated while they’re having fun, you might be interested in trying educational toy subscriptions.
Children need toys made specifically to enhance the fun of learning and educational development and Cratejoy’s marketplace includes subscription boxes geared toward hands-on learning for all ages.
We’ve picked 11 of our favorite educational subscriptions that pack fun, creativity, and learning all into one box so you can be involved in your kid’s social and mental growth.
What You’ll Get: Sensory TheraPLAY boxes include 5-8 carefully curated sensory toys for children on the autism spectrum and those with sensory processing needs in mind. Each box includes items like playdough, coloring books, play foam, and more, to encourage development of motor skills.
Shipping: Ships worldwide in the first week of every month
Price: Starts at $34.99/mo
What You’ll Get: HOOT for Kids focuses on refining motor skills, sensory play, strength, oral motor, and visual perception development. No developmental stone goes unturned! Your children will receive 3 or more toys every month depending on the subscription size you choose.
Details: Ships within the U.S. every week
What You’ll Get: MyEduCrate is an award-winning monthly subscription that delivers educational themed items to motivate and engage your 6-11 year old child’s growing mind. Each box will include learning challenges, hands-on learning materials, resources selected by certified teachers, and nonfiction readers.
Shipping: Ships worldwide on the 20th of every month
Price: Starts at £7.95/mo
What You’ll Get: With Mysteries in Time, young historians will receive a time machine bursting with high-quality, fun activities bringing world history to life. Follow Max & Katie’s exciting adventures through history in the illustrated story books, while learning fun facts in the colorful history booklet. Get creative and make a stunning craft and have fun solving the puzzles.
Details: Ships worldwide on the 23rd of every month
Price: Starts at $29.95/mo
What You’ll Get: The Girls Can! Crate inspires girls between the ages of 4 and 8 to believe they can BE and DO anything by introducing them to fearless women who made the world a better place. Each crate celebrates the life of an awesome lady from history and includes a 20-page activity book with her story, 2-3 hands-on STEAM activities, a focused character trait to develop, and fun play props! This box is a feminist-first education tool that puts girls in the driver’s seat of their education and lives.
Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and Canada around the 15th of every month
Price: Starts at $29.99/mo
What You’ll Get: Tired of the parenting scramble? Surprise Ride sends monthly pre-planned activities right to your door so you can take a break while the kids learn and play. Each box covers a theme and includes all the supplies needed for two activities, a book, a snack, and instant fun. This crate is great for kids ages 6-11 and promises hours of creative learning and play.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. on the 7th of every month
Price: Starts at $9.99/mo
What You’ll Get: Looking to inspire the next generation of scientists? Look no further than the Spangler Science Club subscription box. Each month, your box will feature the coolest hands-on science experiments designed by America’s science teacher, Steve Spangler. Perfect for children in grades K-6, this box offers brainy projects and “take-it-further challenges” that combine just the right mix of critical thinking, tinkering, and fun.
Shipping: Ships to select countries around the 5th of every month
Price: Starts at $29.95/mo
What You’ll Get: If you’re getting ready for your little ones to start school but want to know that they’re prepared, let The Preschool Box help you out. You can choose to receive enough materials for 1 or 2 children. The boxes include books, pamphlets, coloring tools, activities that build phonics skills, and much more.
Shipping: Ships worldwide on the 6th of every month
Price: Starts at $42.00/month
What You’ll Get: Two Pink Balloons is an educational subscription box that promotes quiet play and learning. The first box includes a felt lapboard with subsequent boxes are curated around a new theme and include items like felt board activities and games, puzzles, and pretend play items. Additionally, boxes include a parent’s guide to get the most out of the box’s contents. Two subscription options are available; for children ages 2-4 and 4-6 years.
Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and Canada on the 10th of each month
10. Kid Wonder
Price: Starts at $24.95/month
What You’ll Get: Kid Wonder is on a mission to reduce the time children spend in front of screens by promoting imaginary play. Perfect for kids ages 3-6, each box includes 5 creative activity kits curated around a special theme for every month. Plus, Kid Wonder has a sibling box to promote cooperative play!
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 4th of each month
Price: Starts at $39.95/month
What You’ll Get: Wonderkin is an educational subscription box for early childhood development curated to connect kids to nature. Recommended for ages 3 to 8, each box includes a new book and all materials needed for 3-5 hands-on learning activities. Wonderkin is also great for siblings, just choose their subscription option for 2 children.
Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and Canada on the 4th of each month.