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Has anyone else been doing so much more online shopping recently? Charlotte’s first birthday is next week and all of her gifts were delivered right to our doorstep. We even ordered her cake online this year by going back and forth with the designer via email. During part of my birthday search, I discovered Kiwico and had to jump right in!
The KiwiCo Difference
First of all, as an elementary teacher I can be pretty picky when it comes to spending money on children’s toys and educational materials. PLUS Charlotte is a second child, so she has a ton of leftovers from Carter. Therefore I was on the hunt to find something unique for her that was also high quality. KiwiCo fit that bill for me.
KiwiCo was created to celebrate kids’ natural creativity and curiosity, while helping parents who want to bring enriching experiences to their children. We want to make it fun, easy, and delightful for families to spend time building, exploring and creating together.
Sounds great, right? I ordered one to see if they could really deliver.
KiwiCo Panda Crate
KiwiCo crates come in 8 age ranges, from 0 all the way up to 104. 😉 Depending on the age, crates ship every month or every other month. I ordered Charlotte the 0-24 month “Panda Crate” option that ships every other month.
The boxes are then further broken down into developmentally appropriate themes based on age. This puts Charlotte right on the edge of the “Explore With Me” crates: Your little explorer is ready to roll (not to mention sit, crawl, and grab). Toys that play with concepts like over, under, and through will help them learn spatial awareness skills and explore their world.
KiwiCo Panda Crate Chat With Me
Charlotte’s first box arrived and it was the “Chat With Me” crate, designed to explore communication, language development, and baby sign language. My little ham was more than happy to play with the box, so we spent some time doing that first.
The box came neatly packed, but of course didn’t stay that way for long!
After taking every single thing out of the box and handing it to me, Charlotte gravitated toward the stuffed cow. It has a little mooooo noise inside when you shake it and she was so surprised!
Around this time, big brother came over to see what we were up to with all the giggling. He loved the little truck and all the wooden animals. I’ve actually ordered a Koala Crate for him, but it hasn’t arrived yet.
Here’s where I really fall in love with KiwiCo… each crate comes packed with educational resources for parents. There are activity cards with developmental activities both with and without the toys included in the crate.
For example, the card that goes with the wooden animals suggests lining them up from smallest to largest, stacking them on top of each other in a tower, taking turns making the noises, etc. For someone like my husband who doesn’t have a degree in education and hasn’t been around many children other than our own, the ideas are truly great ways to help with connect with and nurture our kiddos.
KiwiCo Discount Code
KiwiCo also has a generous rewards program where you can earn points toward free products. I earned points by adding my children’s birthdays, following KiwiCo on social media, and sharing my referral link with friends on Facebook. When paired with a coupon code for Memorial Day, Carter’s first box cost me just $3.23 shipped!
If you decide to sign up, I can’t wait to see what your kiddos get! Tag me on Instagram so I can see!
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