"Birthday" Idea Box Game
Celebrate your child with a Birthday Box from The Idea Box Kids!
The Birthday Box is filled with simple, meaningful activities and ideas for you & your child to enjoy together on their special day.
All ideas and activities are completely flexible and can take as little or as much time as you want. Have fun doing them all in one day, or make the fun last and celebrate all week!
When you make the activities in your Idea Box as child-led as possible, your child is learning to listen, ask questions, and follow directions. In addition, when you let your child take the lead, you are providing an opportunity to help build their self-esteem, promote independent thinking and grow their decision making skills.
Here are just a couple of the ideas & activities you will find in The Birthday Box:
•Weigh & measure yourself. Do you think you have grown?
•Make a Birthday Crown out of cardboard, paper or paper grocery bag.
•Look through coins to find your Bday year.
Start a Birthday Tradition!
The Birthday Box is a gift that can be kept and used from year-to-year. If you have more than one child…use it for each of your children. Using it for Half-Birthdays would be fun, too!
The Idea Box Kids wishes your child a very happy, child-led, play-based birthday!
ACTIVITIES: 60 Simple Activities
COINS: 30 natural, wood coins, each measuring 1 ½ inches round
BOX SIZE: 4x4x2
BENEFITS of an Idea Box and Child-Led Play:
Open-ended activities give your child the perfect opportunity to lead themselves wherever they need to go developmentally. The activities that you will find in your Idea Box can be as long or as short as you want. They are completely flexible. You can start with one of the simple ideas in the box, and then expand on it if you choose. When you let your child lead, they will let you know exactly what needs to happen.
With every Idea Box, there is a lot of opportunity to talk, inquire, listen & learn...for both the parent & the child. If you find that dialogue is not a big part of the activities, do not worry...communication is not always verbal.
Idea Boxes are meant to be as child-led as possible. This means that your child will be making a lot of choices. When you give your child choices you are providing an opportunity to build their self-esteem and help grow their decision making skills. Choices also provide an opportunity for them to listen, ask questions, and follow simple directions. These are extremely valuable tools that they will keep with them and use throughout their life.
The learning is in the doing. Painful for us parents to watch, but when you feel like doing/fixing/solving something for your child...Stop! See if they can problem solve and find a way to make it work.
Idea Boxes have been tested by a CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) approved lab (Intertek), and are in complete compliance with all of the CPSIA regulations.
NOT for children under 3 yrs. of age.