Q: My daughter is 4 1/2. Would she benefit from these with help from parents? Or should we wait 5 months until she's 5?Asked by Elissa B., March 2020
Thank you for your question. We do have 4 year-old subscribers who enjoy
the activities with their parents' support. Whether you should wait until
your daughter is older depends upon how much independence you'd like her to
exercise. One of the reasons the kits are suggested for a minimum age of 5
is because of the manual dexterity needed to complete the projects. For
example, activities may involve cutting, drawing, squeezing droppers,
applying stickers, applying glue and assembling multiple wood pieces. The
reading will be slightly higher than the 4 year-old level, so may require
some parent explanation. The underlying lessons, however, such as not
giving-up, calming down emotions and thinking about others are great for
(Please note: this product is not recommended for children under age 3
Q: I have three granddaughters, 4, 6, and 8. What would you recommend for them—one box or two? And which age group if just one? They work well together. They all have birthdays in early June. Asked by Cynthia R., December 2019
We recommend 2 subscriptions - 1 of each age series. The 4 and 6 year-olds
can share the age 5-7 series subscription. They will need some support to
do the activities, so can work together with their older sibling. This is
a great collaborative activity and gives the older child a chance to mentor
the younger two. There will be some overlap in the deliveries, so when the
children receive the same or similar (aged-versions of the same activities)
boxes, they can do work together as a family. It would be wonderful,
however, for the older sibling to have something of his or her "own",
especially as this journey is to develop one's own "superpowers." When an
age 8-10 series box arrives that is different, the older child...
Q: Hi! I'm thinking about getting this for my niece. She's 7 (will be 8 in June). Which box option would be best?? Thanks!Asked by Andrea H., November 2019
Thanks for your question. Sign your niece up for the 5-7 series and send
us a message once you've placed your order. We will make a note of her age
& birthday in our system and customize her deliveries accordingly. Thanks
for considering Superpower Academy. We hope your niece loves her
Q: Would I have the option to skip a month?Asked by Priscilla P., November 2019
Thank you for your message. You can easily adjust your delivery schedule
to skip months by logging into your account and adjusting your delivery
schedule. Subscribers commonly do this to accommodate busy family
schedules. Please feel free to contact us with any further questions.
My son is 10 years old and in 4th grade. He loved his first box. we are excited to see what the next month will be like.
So I absolutely adore this for my five year-old son who has been exhibiting a ton of frustration and issues around anger management. He gets so upset with his legos (for example) when they don't do what he wants them to or he drops something he's been working on. I've been working with him on meditative and visualization techniques but... he's 5, It's not easy for him to remember to be mindful when things aren't going his way. He was so super excited to get this box! He immediately created an entire story around it about how the "coy" (mentor to all people super) must have been watching him and knew he'd make a great cadet. He was adamant to begin and finish all of his missions immediately and I've been using it as a reminder that they coy may be watching him to determine if he is really cadet material and what would a good cadet do right now. Just fantastic! I don't think this would be great for him at age 10 (as mentioned in the recommended age range) but for 4-6 maybe 7 year-olds, definitely awesome! He's convinced that when he finishes his missions at the academy, he'll receive his super suit. Guess I need to start shopping for that ;-)
My 6 year old twin boys and I LOVE the Superpower Academy box! I found it when I was searching for some tools to use to help with Growth Mindset for them when they were 5. They were so hard on themselves and discouraged when something didn’t happen as the expected - whether it was a marble run or a Car racing track or practice writing spelling words. Doing the Superpower Academy activities and talking about the messages in each one really put us on the right track! We have our next boxes on the way now and we are all checking the mailbox every day for them! Thank you so much Superpower Academy for helping my boys find their inner superpowers!!
BRILLANT! I had high expectations when I purchased this as Christmas gifts for my two nieces (5 & 6) and nephew (6). I wanted to gift them something different. The lessons are deliberate and packaged as fun they can identify with. Who wouldn’t want to be their own superhero? The kids (3 different families) constantly send me videos of their projects and their parents all tell me it is the one gift they have been going back to after all the Christmas excitement has settled. The boxes are fun and unique. I love the learning that I’ve given the kids. As they’ve told me, “Superheroes have feelings too!” Pamela is responsive and was quick to personally answer the few questions I’ve had along the way. This is a perfect product for modern times and will be my “go to” gift from here on out.
We loved Superpower Academy for so many reasons. Of all the different games and toys we've purchased over the years, this is the first to really encourage growth mindset and design thinking. We've tried other kits from different companies in the past, and while those were fun, they didn't really encourage creativity or problem-solving because there was a set of instructions you needed to follow and only one right way to do things...With Superpower Academy, it was so refreshing to see my 7-year-old son engrossed in a project where mistakes are a good thing! And even though the kit came in a box, I love that it encouraged him to literally think "outside the box." After the tail of his glider kept falling off on his first design, he started looking around the house for materials he could incorporate into his design to make it more stable and fly better. It was amazing to see that spark of creativity and enthusiasm.
My granddaughter and I enjoyed doing this together. Even grandpa got involved.First there was a story then a project that related to it. It made our short visit quality time.
For Christmas, I was searching for an “experience” that I could give my 9-year old granddaughter. I happened upon Superpower Academy. It certainly fills the bill. She anxiously awaits the monthly boxes and very much enjoys the activities and learning experiences. I also want to commend Pamela for her customer service. She is very hands on and proactive. For example, given the volume of shipping over the holidays, I cut it close with my order and was very anxious about the first box arriving in time for Christmas Day. Pamela did everything possible, including tracking my package for me and even offering to express ship a duplicate package. She sent me regular email updates as to status. Fortunately, the initial package arrived in the nick of time! Also, after the first box arrived, I realized I had caused a name error. So I reached out to Pamela and asked if she could correct it for me. Again, she responded immediately and took care of the correction for me. Bottom line, I highly recommend Superpower Academy — fun, great learning experience and fantastic customer service!
My kids always get excited when a Superpower box arrives. I love seeing them have fun while learning from a thoughtfully designed educational subscription.
My boys love getting the boxes in the mail and the activities are great for stimulating their creativity. Highly recommend!
Superpower Academy is a unique family treasure for so many reasons: Our children are forced to challenge themselves with engaging, non-screentime activities; My husband and I have access to well-curated, high quality literature about important socio-emotional topics; And the fun keeps returning on a regular basis and the kids go nuts with joy! The subscription fee is a small price to pay for so much benefit for ALL. Thank you to The Coy, deliverer of awesomeness!
Nancy Not Today wants to do so many things but is too scared to try. Kid heroes join Nancy as she finds the courage to raise her hand in class, stand-up for a friend and more! It doesn't all go as planned, but taking good risks sometimes leads to things better than we imagine. Kid heroes are then asked to find their own courage. They build a story dice tower and create their own comic book. Which BIG IDEAS will they share and which will they save for another day?
Our “Save the Trees” box was inspired by Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax." Macho Mike and his friends come across a T-Rex in the woods and start a war with the big beast. But, Mike feels something isn’t right and uses his superpowers to discover the truth. Amidst the chaos, no one notices the trees in the background who are getting stomped and chomped! Trees have no “voice” to speak up for themselves. Superpower Academy heroes receive a "Secret Mission" to SAVE THE TREES!
Evie Explosion is learning to manage her feelings. Every time she feels upset, she explodes. She even blows a hole in her bedroom roof! By joining Evie on her adventure, kids learn about the importance of emotion regulation and take ownership over their own feelings. Kid Heroes create a Mindoscope to explore their emotions. “What do frustrated emotions look like?” “How does watching the Mindoscope settle make you feel – calm or relaxed?” This is a favorite!
"CRASH AND LEARN" Box: Your child will join a secret society of heroes and receive a secret mission - FLIGHT! Comic character, Freddie Try Again, is learning to fly. Things don't always go his way, but he sticks with it and learns from his mistakes. Then, your little hero will practice growth mindset and resilience as he or she builds gliders. What works? What can be improved? It won't be easy, but heroes never give up! This box is personalized and talks too!