Panda Crate is a subscription from the KiwiCo family that’s specifically curated for babies ages 0-2. Shipping every other month, it costs $39.90 with free shipping to the US. This subscription is made for infants and toddlers to help in their early childhood development. Each box includes 5-6 learning toys and/or books ideal for child’s age and stage, a copy of wonder magazine, Activity Cards to promote learning and development, and Beyond the Crate Cards to help you bond and explore with your child. All products from this box are designed by experts and backed by researchers at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
DEAL: For a limited time save $12 on your first box! No coupon code needed, just use this link to get the offer! This is the best coupon available for Panda Crate!
It’s the COUNT WITH ME box!
Everything is placed inside this cute green box! The box looks full, and we’re excited!
It comes with a Wonder Magazine and a card.
There were also partitions to make sure that the items won’t move around during transit.
Everything in the box is listed down on this page, and they also provided a picture and a bit of information about each of them!
This month’s Wonder Magazine includes special articles about Building Math Sense.
The back of the magazine presents KiwiCo’s goals for the next generation of innovators!
The booklet features a table of contents so you can easily get a complete overview of all the topics.
To help us understand more about our babies, they included an article that tells us about math and how babies know math at their age!
This article provides information about some key math skills that they’ll learn from their birth up to three years of age. It’s important to know that every baby develops at their own pace!
Another feature is about the babies’ ability to learn math in everyday play. From breakfast to bedtime, the day is filled with math learning moments!
Here’s a column by Dr. Dimitri Christakis, which provides useful tips and advice for parents. This month, he answered a question regarding the ability of the toddler to accurately count numbers 1-10 by themself.
Everything in my box!
Each item comes with a corresponding information card.
At the back, it lists ways how you or your child can use the item. There are also useful tips for parents!
Nesting Baskets. We received 3 reversible nesting baskets, made from high-quality, soft, and toddler-friendly fabric. Their colorful fabrics easily capture a toddler’s attention.
To use these, you can prepare the basket in descending or ascending order and ask your toddler to put his or her toys on each basket according to their sizes.
Stacking Cups. This set includes 8 pieces of colorful, numbered stacking cups and a panda head made from premium-quality, toddler-safe plastic.
According to the card, you can play these cups in a variety of ways. One of the best ways is to use the cups to explore patterns and sequences by putting them in order through their number and sizes.
Counting Cards. These counting cards came in their own brown carton with a Panda Crate logo printed in front of it.
Inside the carton are 10 pieces of colorful cards with 1-10 numbers printed on it.
Featured at the back of each card are different kinds of shapes such as circles, hearts, diamonds, squares, stars, rainbows, oblongs, and rectangles. These shapes correspond to the number on the opposite side!
Cylinder Blocks. These developmental toys are solid beech wood blocks, painted with non-toxic, water-based paint and varnish.
To play with it, take the cylinder blocks out of the wooden base and let your toddler return them on each of their corresponding slots.
Shape Puzzles. There are 3 basic shapes in this puzzle set: triangle, square, and circle. They are made with wood and colored using non-toxic water-based paint and varnish.
You can use these puzzles to further improve your child’s shape recognition skills and enhance their problem-solving skills.
Poppy’s Surprise Picture Book. The crate also included an adorable hardbound Panda Crate booklet that features Poppy Panda and his cute friend turtle!
One turtle, two turtles, three turtles…
Poppy’s turtle friends are gathering for a surprise.
Can you count all the turtles from one to ten?
This booklet will definitely build your child’s number sense and introduce the concept of counting through the practice counting one-to-one, explore number shapes, and learn different ways to show a number.
The illustrations are so cute and colorful!
The pages were also thick, so they won’t get easily damaged no matter how many times your toddler flip them.
Aside from the cute story and drawings, what we like about this book is that it incorporates numbers and counting!
Here are the Beyond The Crate cards, which suggest more activities for toddlers and parents.
The back of the card provides an explanation of the activity, the materials needed, and the steps. There are also parent pro-tips!
Panda Crate sends developmental toys and tools made especially for toddlers. This month, we received another awesome selection of high-quality toys, and this time, they are concentrated on the development of baby’s mathematical and problem-solving skills. There were fun puzzles and even a book with a cute story and fun illustrations. Another thing we love about this subscription is the inclusion of their parenting guide cards. They’re so informative and helpful, especially in knowing how to connect and communicate with our children!
What do you think of this month’s Panda Crate?