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Summer Box Review

Summer Box Review Fun-In-The-Box is a subscription box for kids zero to eight.  A subscription with us means your child will receive a package every three months of four-to-six cool toys and products that are kid-tested and mom-approved. Our goal is to make gift giving easy for grandparents, relatives, friends and parents. If you missed our Summer Box, not to worry, we’re still going to tell you where you can purchase these awesome products. Just look at the pictures below and, if you like what you see, click the product.  To learn why we chose Melissa & Doug for some of our toy selections, read our recent blog why we love Melissa & Doug. Fun-In-The-Box does not currently sell individual items featured in our past boxes. Next Box: The Fall Box: Ships September FEATURED ITEMS Summer Box 2018 * select items available through subscription only Fun-In-The-Box  Bath Bomb * Retail: $6.00 Girl/Boy: Age 2-8 Melissa &Doug Giddy Buggy Bug House Retail: $13.79 Bag of Bugs $9.65 Girl/Boy: Age 2-6 Rock the…

Why we love Melissa & Doug Toys

Why we love Melissa & Doug Toys There are few toy producers out there who inspire childhood creativity through thoughtful designs, which is why it’s important to give the right gifts for your loved ones. That’s why Melissa and Doug are top of our list when it comes to creating the best gift box for you and your family. This husband and wife duo have been designing games, toys and other educational products for decades. Their ingenuity shows in everything they do. From stuffed toys and puppets to games and musical instruments, every toy provokes a child’s imagination in ways not seen in many other items on the market. This logic is a founding principle for the company in its ongoing campaign to Take Back Childhood. The founders of Fun-In-The-Box share this passion for creating quality moments between parents and children. That’s why we featured the Melissa and Doug Giddy Buggy Bug House, Giddy Buggy Good Gardening Gloves and a Bag of Bugs in our summer subscription box. “The toys remind me of the ones I used…

Top 5 Idea's How to Play With Your Child

Top 5 Idea's How to Play With Your Child How do you play with your child? It may seem like a silly question. But before you had kids you likely didn’t spend a lot of time playing on the floor or using your imagination to escape to a faraway place.  Registered social worker Sabrina LaTona, a child behaviour specialist, says parents should avoid “teaching or instructing” during playtime. Just be present in the moment and have fun. The amount of time spent on a single activity will depend on your child’s age and attention span. If your child is getting frustrated or is having trouble listening, this may be a sign it’s time to do something else. Most of all, remember it’s about quality time. Put away your phone or other distractions and let the fun begin. Here are Sabrina’s playtime tips for children ages 3 and up:   Tactile Activities    These activities are fun and stimulating. Use play dough, set up a water activity or take out the fingerpaints.  Music can also stimulate the brain and help with later problem-solving.…

Spring Box Review

Spring Box Review Fun-In-The-Box is the easiest way to get gifts for kids age zero to eight. A subscription with us means your child will receive a package of four-to-six cool products that are kids-tested and mom-approved. If you missed our Spring Box, not to worry, we’re still going to tell you where you can purchase these awesome products. Just look at the pictures below and, if you like what you see, click the product.  Fun-In-The-Box does not currently sell individual items featured in our past boxes.   FEATURED ITEMS Spring Box 2018 * Select items available through subscription only Fun-In-The-Box  ​Bath Bomb * Sprucewood Handmade  ​Cookie Co. ​10 Thousand Villages Stacking Puzzle 10 Thousand Villages ​DIY Shape Sorting Box Go Fish / Old Maid Card Game Matryoshka Madness Nesting Dolls Matryoshka Pink Pig Unique Nesting Dolls * Super Water Absorber ​Water Kit   Heart Shape Detangler Brush *

Chatbooks Review

Chatbooks Review What do you do with all the pictures in your camera roll? ​By: Maureen Revait When the founders of Fun-In-The Box asked me to write this blog I was excited because I too am a firm believer in having physical pictures — tangible memories — to look back on that aren’t lost on some hard drive somewhere or in ‘the cloud’. I first heard about Chatbooks about a year ago when I saw the Facebook ad with the woman fully clothed in her bathtub trying to wrangle all of her kids. The video is priceless! Fun-In-The-Box Co-Founder Michelle was excited to partner with Chatbooks for their inaugural Winter Box because she’s been ordering from the company for more than a year now. She started using Chatbooks because she hated the idea of tossing her precious photos into the of abyss of social media, where they would soon be forgotten and never seen again. She liked those tangible memories — something she could hold onto and something she could sit down with her kids and look through. Michelle…

Why is it important to play with your child?

Why is it important to play with your child? Every parent knows it’s important to spend time with their kids.  But between work, cooking, feeding, cleaning, homework and everything else, sometimes it is hard to set aside time just for play. Registered social worker Sabrina LaTona says one-on-one playtime between caregivers and children is very important. Just as important as family dinner time and completing daily tasks like homework.  LaTona has a private practice in the Greater-Toronto-Area assisting families and children. She uses play therapy techniques to help treat her clients who have experienced loss, abuse or may be dealing with anxiety or behavioural challenges.  Play therapy is a method to help children communicate and express themselves where they don’t always have the words to do so. She uses play based activities like building blocks, board games, drawing or role play to help kids open up and express how they are interpreting the world around them. She says play based activities are an important tool in her practice…

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