Ivy Kids July 2014 Review + $5.00 Coupon
Ivy Kids is a new subscription box launching July 2014 for children 3-8. Ivy Kids is a small, home-based business started by a stay-at-home mom and former teacher. Each kit is personally made with â€œtender loving careâ€ by a teacher/mom on the Ivy Kidsâ€™ team.
Kids are $38.95 a month for the monthly option, and you get so much stuff. You can also add on a sibling package for $5.00 a month. Each month you will receive a kit containing a book and ten or more activities based upon the story. Everything you need to learn and play is included in your kit. The activities have been carefully crafted to encourage curiosity, problem solving, and creativity in young children. The Ivy Kit games and projects are a fun way to develop fine and gross muscles, build math and literacy skills, encourage reading comprehension, and promote scientific thinking. I am not a natural teacher, but I want to help my 4 year old learn new things this summer.
Cost: $38.95 monthly, $36.95/mo for 3 months, $34.95/mo for 6 months. Add a sibling pack for $5.00 a month.
Coupon: Click HERE and use the code IVYLAUNCH to get $5.00 off your subscription.
What’s in the box?: Each month you will receive a kit containing a book and ten or more activities based upon the story. Everything you need to learn and play is included in your kit. The activities have been carefully crafted to encourage curiosity, problem solving, and creativity in young children. The Ivy Kit games and projects are a fun way to develop fine and gross muscles, build math and literacy skills, encourage reading comprehension, and promote scientific thinking.
When does the box launch? July 2014
When does the box ship? Boxes ship around the 22nd of the month for ongoing subscribers with the expectation that the kit will arrive within 5-10 business days in the U.S. You can check the status of your shipments in the U.S. on your My Account page once your kit has shipped.
When will I receive my kit? Kits arrive around the 1st of the month
When am I billed? When you sign up for the monthly membership, you will be billed for your first kit immediately. After that, you will be billed on the 20th of each month until cancelled.
Can I skip? Yes! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I cancel? You can cancel a monthly subscription any time after the first kit ships. Please cancel by the next month’s billing date to avoid getting billed for and shipped the next kit. Gift subscriptions (3 or 6 month terms) are not eligible for cancellation. Auto-renewing subscriptions (pay every 3 or 6 months) are only eligible for cancellation after the initial prepaid term has been completed. To cancel, please email email@example.com
Ivy Kids comes in cute green boxes. The top has the logo and the description of the box. The July Box features the book Jump, Frog, Jump! By Robert Kalan.
This month, all the projects are themed around the book, so everything is frog themed! I love frogs, so I couldn’t wait to show L.
I love subscription boxes that include books. This book is super cute and it came with a bookmark. It also came with a personalized door hanger. Right now, Ivy Kids is included a personalized item in the boxes for your child.
There were 10 different projects this month.
Each project comes with a detailed instruction sheet. The sheet lists the materials needed and how to play. There are also Little Ivy Tips and Junior Ivy Tips. Little Ivy Tips are instructions and games for the younger kids, while the Junior Ivy Tips are for the older kids. Ivy Kids also includes “Questions to scaffold learning”. These are great ways to expand the activity. Again, I am not a teacher, so I especially love this. Ivy Kids also lists the Learning goals and developing skills. I love how each project is explained not only how to complete it, but how your child will learn from it.
Lily Pad Scatter Jump: There are 10 lily pads. You scatter them all around and then call out numbers. You child hopes from number to number.
Lily Pad Line Jump: You line all the numbers from 0 to 9. You then tell you child to jump various number of spaces.
Five Green and Speckled Frogs: You go through the song and there are actions for each line of the song. This song uses counting, to help math skills. L and I had a blast singing this song. I didn’t know L knew the song, but he knew all the words. He had a great time having the frogs jump into the pond.
Feed the Frog: Your child first makes a frog from the frog parts and cup. After making the cup, your child rolls the dice and using the tweezers to put that number of bugs in the cup.
I love how L had to use the tweezers to pick up the bugs.
Create Your Own Frog Habitat: You and your child read All About Frogs science booklet. Then use the materials provided to create a habitat for a frog. You can use the blue plate to represent water, sand to represent soil, play dough to form lily pads, logs, and plants. After everything is made, your child can use the frogs and bugs to create a fun activity.
Letter Jump: You place all the letter boards side by side. You have your child make the frog jump onto letters, or your child can toss them on letters. Once the frog lands on a letter, you child names the letter and tells the sound. Older kids can name a word that begins with that letter.
L and I had so much fun with these activities. L did great naming the letters and sounds. There was a scary storm, so we had a nice chunk of time to play.
Race to the Pond Game: This is a cute board game with the frogs, insects and dice. There are options to make it easier for the little kids, and harder for the big kids. This is great to practice counting and other math activities.
Final Thought: I didn’t get a picture of all the projects together, but this box had a huge amount of items. This is one of the best, child activity/craft/learning boxes I have seen. Not only are there fun activities, but they are all educational. L had so much fun and they kept his mind off the scary storm. If you want to try Ivy Kids, click HERE and use the code IVYLAUNCH to get $5.00 off your subscription.
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Disclosure: This box was received free for review. My opinions are my own.