As always, we loved putting together July’s ‘Night-time’ box. There are so many cool things that come out at night and this box really helped parents teach their little monkeys about them!
Each month we feature a different unisex theme aimed at ages 3-7. The ‘Night-time’ box included:
Casagami White House (Tiger Tribe): We loved this lovely little solar nightlight. Easy to construct (simply follow the instructions included to fold open your house), it is both educational, fun and pleasing to the eye. To charge the solar panel simply place your house light in a sunny window during the day for solar-powered light that lasts up to 5 hours. Keep it plain or decorate it.
Eeboo 20 Piece Puzzle – Up & Away: We love these adventurous animal friends in their exploration of space! Can YOU help piece together the scene? The process of piecing together a puzzle aids in the development of pattern, shape, and colour recognition. Children feel challenged by the task, and proud of its completion! eeBoo puzzles are printed on recycled greyboard using vegetable-based ink, so parents can feel confident in the quality and safety of each set. This 20-piece puzzle is perfect for travel!
Twinkle by Nick Bland: We love Nick Bland and we love this book! Penny is a lonely little girl who gazes out her window at night and pretends that the stars are her friends. Then, one night, a shooting star lands in her garden. Together, they chase the quietness away, and fill the night with giggle and bounce. They even share a secret or two. Before too long, Little Star has to return to the sky-with Penny’s help. Charming, gently humorous and beautifully illustrated. You can read our interview with Nick Bland here.
* BONUS BOOK! * Usborne Peep Inside Night Time: A charming, simple and beautifully illustrated lift-the-flap book for little children. Little fingers can lift the flaps in scenes of dark, quiet, sleepy night-time… and reveal the busy activity beneath. Scenes include owls, foxes and mice looking for food, bakers making bread for the morning and a sleeper train travelling through the night. A lovely introduction to the nocturnal world, perfect for sharing with little ones at bed time.
Discovery Kids Factivity Incredible Space Sticker Activity (Parragon): Full of fascinating facts and interesting information, this interactive activity book will entertain and educate children about the solar system and outer space. Inside you can learn awe-inspiring facts, complete mazes and other puzzles, and use the 300 included stickers in lots of engaging activities. There are also four space fact cards, one with a moving holographic image showing the phases of the moon! Doodle, draw and complete amazing activities to learn all about the solar system and beyond!
* BONUS STICKERS! * Djeco Space Stickers: A fun variety of plant stickers to play with that are out of this world!
This month’s EXPLORE card includes things you might find in your activity book or in Peep Inside Night Time. We included a bonus mini torch to help little monkeys explore at night!
COOK & TRY
Night-time Star Cookies: this month’s recipe will teach monkeys how to measure, mix, use an oven safely and use a star cookie cutter which we included in the box!
When You Wish Upon a Star: A fun song to sing!