Whether it’s a handwritten envelope or a box full of surprises, there is something incredibly exciting about receiving something in the mail, especially from a child’s eyes. In this digital era where so many things aret instantaneous, it’s also nice to be able to teach our children that there are things worth waiting for. Bring your child the excitement that comes with receiving something in the mail with one of these four unique subscription services. Whether it’s for a birthday or a holiday, they make a special and educational gift idea that are sure to spark your child’s imagination and love of learning!
Designed by mom and creative entrepreneur Alison Butler, Petit Mail sparks young children’s imagination and encourages creative play. Each month your child receives a letter in the mail and reads about the adventures of Oliver and Olivia. The letters are designed for young children and are packaged in fun, bright envelopes featuring stamps, embossing & tape. Some months, the letters will also include little extras, like stickers & other goodies. These kits are available in the U.S., Canada, and Internationally.
Ideal age: 3+ (preschooler)
Available Subscriptions: 3, 6, 12
Price: $13.50-$54.00 (U.S. & Canada)
This bilingual Spanish-English kits encourages dual-language learning for infants through preschoolers. Each kit comes with games and activities, an original music cd, books, toys, and guide cards. Everything is in both English and Spanish. Kids’ Candor kits are available in different themes, such as travel, counting, feelings, and colors.
Ideal age: 0-5
Available Subscriptions: Monthly
Green Kid Crafts
Green Kid Crafts is an eco-friendly “arts, crafts, and STEM science activities that spark creativity, build confidence, and cultivate respect and love for the environment” (as described on their website). It was founded by a mom and environmental scientist with learning, creativity, and sustainability in mind. Each themed box includes eco-friendly art materials and 5-8 STEAM projects around topics such as space, music, and volcanoes. They give back by donating to environmental charities, a partnership to Boys and Girls Club, and mentoring women entrepreneurs.
Ideal age: 3-8
Available Subscriptions: 1, 3, 6, 12
By the way, now through February 13 you can enter their giveaway for a chance to win a one-year subscription to Green Kid Crafts, as well as $250 Barbara’s Bakery gift card, $50 Dolphins Organics gift card, and $50 Expect Naturals Boutique Gift Card!
Junior Explorers sends you on an adventure each month with characters Kia & Kyle to learn about wildlife and nature to better understand our planet. Each kit includes both tangible items as well as sends them on a virtual adventure to a new ecosystem to learn about the animals that live there. As they explain on their website, “We believe in teaching kids about wildlife and nature so that they will spread their love for our planet and its species to their friends and live mindfully, understanding the challenges facing our environment and the actions they can take to help!” Junior Explorers also donate a portion of its proceeds to conservation projects.
Ideal age: 5-12
Available Subscriptions: 1, 3, 6, 12
For the month of February, save $10 and receive a free eco-calendar.
Which kids’ subscription service would you choose?
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