May 24, 2013
By Subscription Box Mom
Little Sparks Box 14-15 Month Old.
I received my second Little Sparks box today and it was even better than my first. Little Sparks sends out boxes with 2-4 developmentally appropriate toys each month.
1 Month: $34.99
3 Months: $99.99
6 Months: $199.99
12 Months: $379.99
The day you sign up, is your billing date. Little Sparks is for children newborn-18 months. They are currently working on adding ages. The box arrived in a large brown box with Little Sparks stamped on it. The box for this month had a hinge top and was more ascetically pleasing than last months.
My box was for a 14-15 month old boy. This months theme was Talking the Talk. This was very age appropriate, as I am working with my little one on his speech. The cards discussed the sequence of language development. They discussed current research and listed three things that can aid language development and later various language skills.
Here is what was in my box:
1. The World of Eric Carle Nesting Blocks
(Little Sparks retail value $25.95, Amazon's price: $19.96)
This toy grows with your child, which is very valuable as a parent. Each block has numbers, letters, colors and animals. The block are very sturdy but not unsafe for a 14 month old. I like that if the tower falls down, my son won't be hurt by the toy. When stacked up, the tower is 34″ tall. These blocks provide many opportunities to foster language development.
2. First 100 Words Board Book
(Little Sparks retail value $5.99. Amazon did not have this in stock, so I used Toys R Us $9.99)
This is a simple book, but very engaging for a 14 month old. There are very colorful pages with cute illustrations. Little Sparks suggesting reading the book and then showing your child real life objects that match. They also discussed how you can ask your child to point to a certain object from the book. These simple tasks for the building blocks for speech development.
3. Hape Friendly Pets Puzzle
(Little Sparks retail value $8.99, Amazon's price $13.96)
I love this puzzle. It is nice in size, but not too big. There are nice large wooden knobs, great for little hands. Little Sparks suggested having your child name each animal and the sound of they make. You can also show your child what happens when the shape doesn't fit in the puzzle. This puzzle comes at a great time, as my son is struggling with his pincer grasp. This puzzle will be a great development tool for him.
4. The cards
There are 4 cards with writing on both sides. Little Sparks include detailed information about everything in the box.
Final thought: I love this company and this box. The box was well over what I paid. Little Sparks value was $40.93. When I looked online at prices, my value came to $43.91. I couldn't buy everything in this box for what I paid, even with Amazon's prices. The toys are well made and very appropriate for my child.
If my review inspires you to sign up, you can email little spark at firstname.lastname@example.org
and put Referral Program-Erin Hamm
in the subject line. I will get a referral credit once the program is up. Thank you so much!
Check out Little Spark at www.littlespark.com