Ever since I’ve discovered the wonderful thing that is the subscription box, I’ve been on the lookout for good boxes for my kids. Unlike the ones I get that contain fun presents for me, I want their boxes to teach them something, but still be fun. When asked if I wanted to review the Get Qurious Maker Box, it looked to fit with what I wanted and I figured my 8 year old would love it.
And love it she did. The Maker Box is described as “an engaging hands-on creative play based on the story of the Three Little Pigs, with exciting interactive games, puzzles and activities that encourage kids with a world of exploration and discovery, combining physical play pieces with an interactive digital world, while fostering logic, thinking, reading, and imagination”. It’s a box filled with items that can be played with individually or along with the interactive app.
There’s four items in the box. Story cards, masks, a puzzle, and a sticker book. Each item allows you to interact with the app. The app is also super user friendly. My daughter had no issues with it and pretty much figured it all out by herself.
With the story cards, you scan each card through the app and it will read the story to you. The puzzle is put together by scanning a side of each piece. You can then play with a 3D version of the finished product. With the sticker book, pick the sticker you want for the page and scan it. The app will read you the story based on the sticker you chose.
It’s rated for ages 4-9. I don’t think a 4 year old would have any issues with this, especially since most 4 years olds I know are well versed in working our phones. My daughter went through everything in the box when we opened it. She has since gone back and played with it more. She didn’t see any of this as learning and that’s almost how I want it to be. The box allows her to be creative and help choose the outcome, but at the same time, it reads to her and helps her with her reading and vocabulary. Definitely recommend!
Disclosure: I received this box in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links.