Even before the lock down, I was always looking for fun ways to get the kids interested in learning at home. My youngest two will be starting reception in September and that’s the reason I said I was interested in trying out a couple of subscription boxes from the Learning Club.
In all honesty, they couldn’t have arrived at a better time. Since agreeing to receive and review the boxes, our daily life has changed massively these last 3 months and for obvious reasons we are at home all the time. My eldest has plenty of school work set each day to keep him engaged and interested in learning, but with the lack of nursery school I was worried about my younger two.
The Learning Club
When the Learning Club contacted me, I jumped at the chance to check out a few boxes. I have been gifted these boxes in exchange for an honest review.
The Learning Club provide a monthly subscription box for children aged 3-5. The activities in the box are developed by experts in order to help prepare them for school. Each box contains 4 developmental activities.
The first box we received was designed to help improve their math skills, helping to develop the skills and knowledge needed for school. The three of us worked through the booklet together, doing each activity. Everything we needed to complete the activities were included in the box which was brilliant, no additional items were needed at all!
In the maths box we got an abacus, bead laces and a sequencing card, match cards and a sorting tray. With each activity we used the easy step by step guides to do the activities. The kids have loved doing these activities, we have repeated them and they now ask to do them!
The second box we received was a craft box. The best part of the box for me is that everything you need is in the box, so I didn’t need to run around and find things! We loved the craft box, it was easy to follow the simple instructions and we soon made lots of creative things.
I was really impressed with our third box, the literacy box. We received a phonics storybook and magic sand and cards for mark making. This box was great for my two as I was worried about them missing out at nursery. They enjoyed making marks with the sand. Not only did they practise letters that they already knew from their own names, they tried copying letters from the cards plus used their imagination.
These boxes have been fantastic for us, especially right now as my two haven’t been in nursery now since March. They’ve really helped prepare my two for big school in September!
For more information about the Learning Club and to get your own box visit their website.