Are you considering a subscription box for your toddler? Subscription boxes are a great toddler gift idea for Christmas or birthdays and are a perfect gift solution for grandparents or relatives that want a non-toy option.
Best Subscription Boxes for Toddlers
The question 'What is the best subscription box for a toddler' comes up in our Facebook group so often that I thought it was time to put together a list of our favorites. While there are many monthly subscription boxes to choose from, we've narrowed the list down to the ones best suited for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
Book Subscription Boxes For Toddlers
I really love books and I think they are one of the best gifts you can give a child. I love the idea of year-round books and there are several great book subscription boxes aimed at the early years.
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The Board Book Box is a monthly subscription box that comes with 3 new board books each month. You can sign up for 1, 3, 6 or 12 month subscriptions. These are great for up to 3year olds. See what's included or order HERE.
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The Picture Book Box comes with 2 hard cover picture books each month. The books are perfect for reading aloud and are aimed at the 3-6 age group. You can purchase 1, 3, 6 or 12-month subscriptions. Read more about what's included or purchase HERE.
Digital Toddler Book Subscriptions
If you prefer an online subscription or are limited on space (like me) then you might prefer one of these programs. These work out cheaper than physical books and annual memberships can easily be a great gift idea.
Reading IQ Annual Subscription
ReadingIQ is a digital online library of children's books and has a great collection of toddler-friendly books. I love this app as it is a program that all of my children can take advantage of. With reading IQ you get unlimited access to thousands of books, have up to 3 children on each account and it is available on a range of platforms.
You can test out ReadingIQ with one month free HERE or sign up for a heavily discounted annual subscription for only $29.99
We really love putting on children's audio books and listening to them in the car or at nap time. They are a great way to calm children down and listening to books helps promote language development and vocabulary. We love Audible as they have a great selection of children's audio books. You can get a 30 day free trial HERE.
Sensory Subscription Boxes
I love sensory play for babies and toddlers and a sensory play box is a unique take on the traditional subscription box ideas.
I really love the idea of these boxes. These sensory play boxes are curated each month by pediatric occupational therapists and contains 5-6 new sensory play items each month. Each box includes toys to help develop important sensory motor skills & stimulate the senses. Engage your child in fun, silly sensory play! These boxes ship on the 1st of each month and you can read more about them or subscribe HERE.
Activity Subscription Boxes for Toddlers
Kiwi Co has a great range of subscription boxes that cater from babies to school age children. A great feature of the Kiwi Co boxes is that you can easily change from one box to another as your child grows. Kiwi Co also offers 50% off the first months subscription which is a great way to test them out.
Panda Crate - Kiwi Co - 0- 24 months
The Panda Crate is designed for the 0-24 month age group and contains a range of developmentally appropriate books, activities, and toys. This box is designed in partnership with the Seattle Children's Hospital and is designed to encourage developmentally appropriate play experiences. See what's included or BUY NOW HERE.
Koala Crate from Kiwi Co - 2-4 Years
Koala Crate was created to expose preschoolers to new materials, tools, and concepts for hands-on learning and fun. Each month you receive 2-3 projects (play based), an illustrated parent guide, a magazine, and additional activity ideas. See some sample crates and purchase HERE.
Digital Learning Subscriptions and Curriculums
If a subscription box isn't your thing, then why not consider an annual subscription to a learning resource or the purchase of a yearly curriculum. Some of my favorites are below and these are perfect in the current environment where most of us are learning from home.
If your toddler is getting and iPad or a tablet for Christmas it is worth investing in some quality educational apps. One of my favorites s ABCMouse and an annual subscription is a great gift idea for grandparents or other family members who want to avoid more toys!
Test out ABCMouse with a 30 day free trial HERE or Sign up for an annual subscripton HERE - this link gives you 49% off the regular price.
Planning Preschool - 12 month curriculum for toddlers and preschoolers
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This is a 190 day program of hands-on, play-based learning. Themed units anchor the learning as children explore math, reading, science, art activities, and much more! See what's included and purchase HERE.
I hope you find our collection of the best subscription boxes for toddlers helpful. If you have one to add or want to let us know how you are finding yours why not join our Facebook Group or follow us on Instagram - @myboredtoddler
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