The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted classes all over the world, keeping most students safe at home while we ride the virus out. This poses an additional challenge to mothers and parents who find themselves worrying about their children’s education and learning for the first time in a long time.
It is fortunate that some schools have stepped up and begun offering online classes to make up for the missed lessons and classes in school. But for children whose schools do not provide alternative learning, it is rather problematic and surely another thing to worry about for parents.
Today, I am sharing an awesome #mumfind for mums who are rather in a bind and finding themselves stressing about how to keep their children learning, and keep them away from their games and gadgets even for a little while, as they stay at home during this outbreak.
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 ~ filled with 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.
Unboxing the November BuriBox
It ought to be one of goals to raise critical thinkers who will be part of solutions in the future, instead of the problem. Children who will be forerunners of change and growth when it is their time ~ luminaries and trailblaizers. Critical thinking, after all, plays a signifacant role in one’s success may that be in school, at work, or in life in general. Raising our children to be such is no easy feat, in fact, we needed all the help we can get. With the dawn of technology and the birth of gadgets, short attention span and people’s tendencies for instant gratification, this task will actually be no walk in the park.
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