Fueling the little one’s passion for reading and learning is something this mum is committed to. But with his penchant for the telly and his gadget and games, especially during weekends, I need to work overtime to distract him away from them and quick! That is why I am always on the look out for any materials that would pique his interest and any book that would encourage him to read even more.
I have read a lot about curated subscription boxes for children that include books, worksheets, and other educational materials but most of them are not available here. How I wish someone will come up with a local version so mums here can easily subscribe and have them delivered straight to our doorsteps!
I think you can very well imagine how excited I was when I discovered the all-new BuriBox. I was even more delighted when I found out about their introductory promo. Can you imagine getting a box filled with books, arts and crafts supplies and activity sheets and I only had to pay for the shipping! I wasted no time and subscribed to the little man’s very first BuriBox!
BuriBox in a nutshell
The BuriBox is especially-designed by Adarna House for the Filipino family to build a library of stories and a treasure trove of educational activities at home.
The box comes in 2 types:
Toddler Box ~ with 4-5 kid-tested preschool books and multiple activities and worksheets for children aged 3-5
Young Reader Box ~ filledwith 5 award-winning books and multiple activities and worksheets for the beginning readers 6-8 years of age
I opted for the latter as it is more suited for my young bookworm. Each box is priced at Php799/month, inclusive of free delivery around Metro Manila! Initially, they only accept orders from Metro Manila, but I know you’d be interested to know that they know deliver to anywhere in the Philippine! I paid Php150 for provincial shipping. When I subscribed, they were only accepting Paypal payments but I do hope they can include other modes of payment as not most people have a Paypal account.
Subscription to BuriBox is easy as pie using their website. You can also unsubscribe anytime you like, in case you opted not to get a box every month. I might just do the same since I also purchase books for the little man from different sources from time to time and scour the world wide web for printables, activities and worksheets that fit Jared’s current interests and inclination.
Most mums will agree that there is nothing we want more than for our children to achieve their maximum potentials, make the most of their life and go further than what we have achieved in life. That is why it is a must that we raise them by honing their Multiple Intelligence.
Multiple Intelligence is divided into 3 different parts:
Know more about Multiple Intelligence by watching this video:
We are fortunate to live in this day and age when different options to hone our children’s multiple intelligence is readily available to us. Today we can easily enlist our children in different activities that will further enrich them to become Body Smart, Brain Smart, and People Smart.
Since the little man is a tiny baby I aimed for him to be a well-rounded person as I have always believed that this will give him opportunities and avenues to be more successful later on in life. Since he was 2 he was already taking swimming lessons during summer. It is not only an enjoyable activity, but it also helped improve his asthma. I thought we were hitting 2 birds with one stone! Nag-enjoy na, healthy pa! It has been years since he last had an attack and little did I know that I started making him Body Smart by enrolling him to swimming class and allowing him to have a very ideal form of exercise.
I did get a very pleasant surprise when we went to the little man’s school earlier today to get his report card. He was not able to go to school yesterday as he was feeling a little bit off, so I was really delighted to find out that he was one of the 2 students who managed to get into the top list of their class for this grading period.
It looks like we are doing something right, and I cannot be more proud of the little one for all the efforts he’s put into learning his lessons, doing his homework promptly, and studying for his exams. Two thumbs up for the little guy who now volunteers to do his homework, it is a far cry from the reluctant preschooler who makes up a gazillion of excuses just so he can put off doing his assignments for much later! :)
My main concern for the little one’s schooling is for him to learn and enjoy while doing it. I would love for him to have the initiative and the passion and hunger to learn more. I sure think he is having a great time at school and the high marks and the top 2 rank is just icing on the cake. When I know that Jared is having a grand time at school, enjoying every bit of it, and actually learning, I am more than a happy mum! :-))
This is the last stretch of the little one’s academic year and we need to get ready for his final exams scheduled next month. I do hope he continues to perform well in school.
How did your preschooler fare this quarter in school?
We have recently watched the Big Hero 6 film and the little one is really smitten by Hiro and Baymax, so I went on to look for Big Hero 6 printables online for him to color at home. I chanced upon these coloring pages at www.colouring-page.org and printed them so the little man will have something else to occupy him with on a weekend, other than his gadget and the telly.
I guess my plan worked as Jared enjoyed coloring these pages. He easily gets familiarized with the characters when we saw the film and just awhile ago was asking if it is still showing in the cinema and inquiring when can we get a copy on the computer! :D
Have you found more Big Hero 6 printables online? Do share as I plan to print more for the little guy, I rather he gets busy pushing pens and crayons that pushing buttons on his tablet. :yes: