Q: Hello. Will this box be challenging enough for a 5 year old? ThanksAsked by Mary V., February 2021
Our Kindercartons are used by parents with their older children as well as preschoolers. The books included each month are books your child will use in kinder and in first grade. The crafts are appropriate as well. The difference comes with the academic standards. We use preschool expectations and you would want to adjust for the kindergarten standards your state uses. You could supplement the language building and theme focus with more advanced expectations. If you decide to try out our box, I’ll be happy to show you how to find the aligned standards for your child’s grade level. Thank you for checking us out.
Q: I would love this box for my twins, my question is would i need to get 2 boxes? Or is there an option for 2 children and id just get extra crafts or whatever i need 2 of for that month?Asked by Karla L., February 2021
Yes. We offer boxes for 2,3, or 4 children. It includes whatever materials you would need for more children. Thank you for asking.
Q: Is the box posted to Hong Kong? I hope that my child can enjoy your boxAsked by Kmhuen, August 2019
So far we have shipped to Canada and England. Cratejoy has always adjusted the shipping charges for us and they've always been right on point. We'd be happy to ship to Hong Kong, it would be up to you to decide if the shipping costs were acceptable.
We can mail the box anywhere, but the shipping and handling charges would be included in the cost for you. Our boxes typically weigh 2 pounds or more as they are quite full; best estimate on shipping is $35./box to Hong Kong. Perhaps you would be interested in receiving our free newsletter first? please email me using the Contact Seller button on our listing if you would like to discuss options. Thank you for your interest.
Q: Hi!My kids are in Prek3/developmentally delayed.can they use it?What is the difference between the boxes, pls?Is it at all possible to get more games/activities than crafts?vid had 3diff ging. men!Asked by Anne H., March 2020
Kindercartons are designed for family use with 3 and 4 year olds. Curriculum is open-ended and can be modified up or down as your children need. Reach out to us if you have specific questions about modifying an activity to better suit your child's strengths. We select a different theme each month and all of our books, activities, vocabulary, recipes, field trip ideas, and crafts are based on that theme. Each month is carefully curated to provide variety throughout the year while focusing on building language and communication confidence.
Your family will absolutely be able to use our box! Our boxes are for parent child engagement, not for children to do alone, so everything could be adapted you meet your child's individual needs. (We can help you with how to make that work if you would share your needs with us in a private conversation.) Each month, everything is developed around a monthly theme. All young children learn best when they have something to attach new learning to so...
This box has been so helpful to have for my 3.5 year old while I'm homeschooling my 1st grader. My daughter calls this box "her school" so she feels much more included at the table. As a parent this box helps me out immensely because all the crafts are individually packaged so I don't have to scramble to get together supplies while trying to teach my 1st grader, it's like having a teacher's assistant at home. The subscription also includes emails to give other ideas and supplements so you can really stretch the month out. If you need one less thing to stress about, this box will help!
We absolutely LOVE this box. My three year old loves everything about this getready4kindergarten shipment from the day it arrives (mail just for him is very exciting), to figuring out each little activity, adding monthly words to his vocabulary ring, and every book we've gotten so far (4 months at this point) has been a hit. This is a parents dream- the kit comes with literally everything for each craft pre separated with easy instructions and ideas for play/learning to go along with each activity. I've forwarded this to every mom friend who will listen, I feel like my time is so much better spent with my son actually DOING the activity instead of all the legwork that goes into coordinating all the wonderful crafts and activities getready4kindergarten has sent us. THANK YOU SO MUCH for creating this awesome box!
I am the mother of 2 sons (age 3 and 5) and have tried several subscriptions boxes. This one rises and differentiates itself above the others! Through thematic learning, this box includes a book, corresponding monthly vocabulary cards, craft activities and all necessary supplies, fun kid-friendly recipe ideas, as well as outing ideas (to name a few of the many components of this subscription). Each box comes with a “playbook” for parents to help guide them through the activities and suggestions to enhance the topic of the month.
This kit facilitates learning opportunities for children as young as 2/3 and well into the early elementary age in a fun and engaging way. It also creates opportunities for caregivers to connect with their children without having to research, shop and prepare the materials.
This box is a must for any caregiver looking to enhance their child’s learning outside of the classroom while having an incredibly fun time doing it!
My son’s preschool was shutdown due to COVID-19. I decided to homeschool him and was so glad I found this subscription. We use it as part of his preschool curriculum. There is a theme each month that covers preschool reading, math, writing, science and art. The parent guide has many ideas and suggestions on how to work with your child. The art projects are so cute too. The only suggestion I would make is to add the recipes to the parent guide so it is all in one place. We enjoy this crate.
This box has been a huge hit with my four-year-old, and very much helped me out as I try to work from home and manage a one-year-old! We've enjoyed both the books and crafts!
Thank you, Sheila! To thank you for your kind comments, we'll be sending you an additional book for our October box on Fire Safety: "A Day in the life of a Firefighter"! We hope you enjoy reading it with your child!
High-quality box with great books. Excellent learning materials & curriculum & themes every month. Very organized and easy to do crafts, just as good as pre-k in a classroom.
August's Kindercarton includes: 2 awesome books, a bug math game, backyard scientist kit, 5 complete craft kits, buggy word cards, our monthly parent guide, and twice a month downloads with more ideas.
Our September box looks at farm animals and the work that is done on farms.
October's Box is all about Fire Safety. You'll receive 2 books, guidelines to develop and practice a Family Safety Plan, 5 crafts, dramatic play materials, math, language, science, vocabulary, recipes, and more!
November's box theme is Ducks and Geese. In this box, we'll explore the world of web-footed birds. Each box includes: 2 great books ("Have You Seen My Duckling" by Nancy Tafuri and "Duckling" by National Geographic Kids; 4 duck crafts; 1 Thanksgiving craft; word cards; science log; and our extensive Ducks and Geese Parent Guide. Membership in our Private Parent Facebook Group is available to our families. A mid-month update with more ideas is also included with your box.
Family learning and fun activities are all about light!
Snow stories, activities, crafts, experiments, and more!
This box is all about making good choices in food so we'll be healthy and strong! Books, crafts, activities, and more!
Our March Kindercarton is all about Wind! This box showcases books by Will Hillenbrand and Jeanne Birdsall, craft projects that will help your preschooler learn about wind, some fun activities for St. Patrick's Day, and game about wind. Plus this month's math and language skills needed for success in Kindergarten.