Bloom Box is a thoughtfully curated monthly exploration box that includes natural and handmade items that foster independence and encourages open ended play. You'll find elements of Waldorf in materials that are natural, calming and whimsical, and elements of Montessori in materials that inspire learning through play. Each month's box is themed to the season, and includes related sensory exploration items, arts and crafts, handiwork projects, learning materials, and handmade toys that complement the materials. Bloom Box is available for two age groups, 0-3 and 3-6+. The contents can easily be adapted to a multi age group from 0 up to 6 and beyond. The main difference between the 0-3 and 3-6+ boxes is where the 3-6+ box may have a DIY project, the project is provided as a completed item for the 0-3 box. This aligns to where the project may not be quite developmentally appropriate yet for the 0-3s. The 3-6 box is aged as 6+ as many of the materials can be easily adapted to benefit an older-than-6 child. It is a great way for an older sibling to get involved in playing and learning with their younger sibling, and there is no age limit to imagination! Please note that the 0-3 box will contain items that the earliest infant will not be able to use right away, especially around the learning materials, but you can start with the more sensory/tactile materials and build from there as your child grows. Also, as there may be small parts in the boxes, please always supervise your children as they use the materials, especially if they are still mouthing. Videos are posted regularly on our YouTube channel where we post how-tos of the activities and our Facebook and Instagram pages provide additional ideas of how to use the materials in your box for hours of learning and playing! Orders received by the 15th of each month will receive the next month's Bloom Box. Any orders received after the 15th of the month will receive their first box in two months. Orders will ship on the 1st of every month via USPS Priority Mail so please expect it to arrive between the 3rd-5th of the month, depending on your location.