Tinker Crate Planetarium & Free Trial

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We were recently introduced to KiwiCo and their rather wonderful monthly subscription boxes. Each box contains a hands-on project that encourages creative thinking, and there are a range of lines to chose from, depending on the age and interests of your child.

I chose the Tinker Crate for Rose; it’s aimed at children aged 9-16 years old & contains a hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) project.

Our box arrived promptly and contained all the materials to create a planetarium. All we needed to add was a pair of scissors. Even the batteries were included! This box was perfect for Rose and she couldn’t wait to get started.

The box also included: detailed step-by-step instructions, the Tinker Zine (a smashing zine containing additional science experiments and activities) and a link to the video tutorial for the planetarium. This was invaluable for us. Rose has dyslexia, so this made the project more manageable and stress free for her.

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She very much enjoyed building the planetarium, though it certainly had it’s close calls when things didn’t go as she had expected they should. I was thrilled though to see her persevere and she was delighted with the finished planetarium, which was nice and sturdy, and lit up beautifully. The Tinker Crate was a success for us, and I would highly recommend it.  Rose was asking for the next box all the way through building the planetarium! As a mum to a child who faces various learning challenges, this was music to my ears. We have not always had the best experiences with subscription boxes in the past; issues such as extra things I needed to buy, so we couldn’t be as spontaneous, the instructions being in small type, or projects being a little flimsy, or not working out as expected, but the Tinker Crate met our needs perfectly.

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KiwiCo have very kindly offered my followers the chance to try a subscription for free! Pop over to KiwiCo to find out more. The offer is valid until Friday, April 6, 2018

Happy exploring!

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