I subscribed to the “mini” busy learners and was very impressed with our first box! My son (almost 3yrs) was so excited for his mail today. It shipped very quickly, was well packaged and had 3 super cute activities that my son loved! He’s obsessed with the fruit sorting, and making his peas in the pod.
As a full time working mom with a toddler at home and no day care due to COVID, I wanted to make sure my little one can still learn through educational activities. So glad I came across this subscription!
They sell out quickly, I had to wait until the 5th to order. But I received the teeth kit for the first month and my toddler loved it so much, kept her busy for an hour!
Also when the cousin came by, who is 5 year old, they played together with these sets. So cute!!
I loved them so much I reached out quickly to the owner to get past kits!!
My friend's daughter loves this box. She's been busy at the crafts and made sure to pack the ones she didn't get to yet for their road trip. She's only 3, so she must be pretty impressed.
Excellent customer service too. The first box got lost in the mail (not the company's fault) so they sent a second box with some extras at no charge before I could even ask for any kind of refund or replacement.
If I had my own kids, I'd definitely subscribe monthly. I'll be keeping it in mind for future gift ideas though.
i’ve only had one box so far and haven’t used all that’s inside yet. first thought was i felt like the projects were a little old for my 3.5 year old BUT i can appreciate that exposure to these ideas/tasks etc are really the key to to learning and experiencing new things. we do the activity (which doesn’t last too long for him)and then he ends up using the materials in a free play way using his imagination. at the end of the day i just really need things curated for me (and him) and this checks that box!
My two year old has a hard time with some of the items but they're perfect to keep coming back to and trying out. These are fun, well made and don't take up a ton of space! I love playing with them with him too. We have older kids that come over and will play with these as well.
Have received several boxes so far. The packaging is nice and the activities kept my 3 year olds interest. In many cases he would do the activity several times and reused some of the materials for other self-created games. As a busy mom it is super nice to have these pre-packaged ready to go activities!
Update: My child was enjoying the activities so much that I upgraded from the mini box to the big box. Also ordered a ‘surprise box’ where they put together a box with activities from a month prior to when my subscription started (email first to make sure they have activities available that you do not already have).
My granddaughter has outgrown this, though it was totally awesome. I can't find a way to end my subscription and I don't want to pay for something that she no longer needs.
Hi Wendy, we are so glad that your granddaughter enjoyed her busy boxes! Subscriptions can be cancelled any time by logging into your CrateJoy account, or by emailing us. I have processed the cancellation for you, although you will still receive one more box which is the final shipment left on your 3-month subscription. Thank you!
My son loved this box at 3 years old. He unfortunately has outgrown it! It was a great box for learning and fun activities!
Thank you so much for the great review! We are excited to hear that your son enjoyed the activities and understand he is growing on toward new things! All the best to you!
I ordered the Big Box for my niece that is 2 and she absolutely loves it. My sister says the simplest things yet so good for teaching in a way they can understand and have fun while doing it. The sensory beans are her favorite she spent an hour with just those. Will be adding on to her monthly subscriptions.
These are perfect for my twin boys. It is engaging yet not too time consuming. They have such short attention spans but so enjoy playing with the activities.
Love this little box! I subscribed when I had my son part time home with me and we loved the different educational activities. I ordered the mini box, but would definitely upgrade to the larger box with more activities.
My granddaughter loves the busy box and so do her parents! Great learning activities that are ready to go!
We absolutely are in LOVE with these boxes! I recommend it to all of the moms I know with toddlers. My daughter is so excited when a new one comes and spends the next week carrying it from room to room. When we get a new box, we go through each activity one time together so she knows how to use it. After that, she is able to work with them on her own. As a homeschooler, it has been a great way to keep her busy while I work with the older kids. I like the creative themes each month. This month's Dental Health has been a huge hit here!
For reference: My daughter will be 4 in a couple of weeks. This month was our third box. Age-wise, I think it can work for a 2-yr old with a lot of assistance, but is probably best for ages 3-4. (Though her older siblings fight for the chance to try every box as soon as she has tried everything.) I would expect that the activities would be below her skill level sometime between 4-4.5 years, but that doesn't mean they won't still be fun at that age.
A thoughtful and well put together box. My daughter has loved every single activity inside and gets excited when she sees a new one in the mail! 5 stars - very satisfied.
I ordered this for my niece and she absolutely loved everything in the box and played with everyday!
Great subscription for a 2-3 year old!
Great box for littles!
Spent time with my grandson doing many of the activities and really enjoyed them and his level of concentration was amazing for a 4 year old. We spent 90 minutes at the table doing the activities!
My daughter is receiving the boxes and says they are very well thought out and her son who is 2 1/2 enjoys them very much
My kids love the box! Thank you for all you do!♡
Thanks so much! Alexander is enjoying everything
This is for my grandson and he loved this box, my daughter-in-law said it is so nice to have smaller things to do....
My 3 year old loves these activities so much she will do them over and over again. Has been well worth it to keep her busy and give her some "preschool" time.
My 3 1/2 y/o grandson is loving this activity. Though it is mostly review for him, he likes that he can do these on his own. Very high quality. My grandson gets these out at least three times a day. Huge bonus that his first month theme was transportation, as he is train & plane obsessed.
This box is super cute! I'm not super creative and bad and bringing materials together for a project. This is my first month and I'm so glad it was a doctor theme (she's currently obsessed with doctors and anatomy). Super cute--her favorite was the 'medicine box' activity. Love that we can reuse these multiple times as well!