Society places value in education and so do I. I began reading to SJ when he was in my womb because I want him to be exposed to all types of words. Call it selfish, but I want him to have an extensive vocabulary just like his mommy.
Thankfully, there are so many educational toys and tools to utilize these days. However, that also means it’s really hard to determine which is best for your kid. When I first came across First Edventures, I didn’t know what to expect. I had tried my fair share of subscription boxes and frankly, never liked any of them. But First Edventures is indeed different. It’s a monthly subscription service consisting of eco-friendly toys, books, activities (and parent resources) to help support healthy brain development in children 0 to 3 years old. What could be better than that?
SJ and I opened it together and his eyes lit up when he saw the toys, and I grew excited thinking about all the learning opportunities.
Here’s what we received in our first box:
Beaded Raindrops by Hape Toys— With the easy grip, you can easily switch this toy (or rain stick as I like to call it) into a shake and rattle activity. It’s great for sensory development and just making tons of noise.
Sign About Meal TIme by Child’s Play—I love books, but ones about sign language are really great for SJ. I’m trying to teach him to communicate with natural gestures. It’s been pretty slow, but I’m hoping this book will help.
Stacking Cups by Green Spouts—Made from plant-based resin, these cups are BPA-free and PVC-free, so when your little one puts them in their mouth, you can rest assured they won’t be poisoned. I plan to use them for bath time, in the pool, or sand play.
Rainbow Rattle by Hape Toys—This is SJ’s favorite. It’s a wooden rattle that’s created for tiny hands and teething gums. Each colorful segment can be flipped, which changes the shape without tangling the toy.
Best of all First Edventures is developed by a super sweet LA-based mom who is also very passionate about arming her son with the best and safest toys, books and activities. So give it a try and let me know what you think. Which educational toys is your little one loving?