Oct 29, 2014

Week 43, Teaching Søren

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Last week I introduced my Little Explorer series to you, where I spend time exploring with my toddler, Søren, while my older son Aiden is away at school. Since he’s growing so quickly and is so interested to learn, I’ve also started doing educational activities with him. He enjoys hands on activities, reading, art, and puzzles are all favorite too. When Koala Crate contacted me to see if I’d like to try out one of their new boxes, I jumped on the opportunity. Not too long ago Aiden had his first modeling gig for one of their other companies, Tinker Crate, and hasn’t stopped talking about them since. Because he was so excited, I took this time to let Aiden teach Søren a little bit about colors. I think towards the end Aiden was having a little more fun than Søren, but he shook it off quickly.

Koala Crate sparks kids’ natural creativity and curiosity while saving time for busy parents. Every crate includes all the materials and inspiration for projects related to a theme such as colors, transportation or safari. Crates are designed to give preschoolers exposure to new materials and new concepts that encourage hands-on learning and fun. Our crates are designed for children ages 3 to 4 and tested by kids to ensure that they are developmentally appropriate, fun, and universally liked by both boys and girls. We take a lot of care to design our crates in a way that is open-ended so that although children across the age range may have different outcomes, they will all enjoy interacting with the projects and materials. Available to US customers only.

Please use the promo code TW5OFF to receive $5 off your first crate with a new subscription purchase to Kiwi, Koala, Doodle or Tinker Crate.

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This Koala Crate was provided to me free of charge but all opinions are my own.

52 Weeks is a portrait of my child once a week, every week in 2014. To see the whole series, click here.

Do you feel like you learned a lot from your siblings? If you don’t have siblings, do you feel like you learned from other peers?

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I have never heard of this program, but I do have a 5 and 3 year old and this definitely looks like something they would love to get into. Thanks for sharing.

Thrifting Diva

I haven’t heard of this program before! I’m going to look at it for my nephew!

Such a lovely toy pack! My son would be crazy about them! <3

lovely photos as always.

rae of love from berlin

I always love your photography so much, it’s so captivating.

Awesome! Looks like a fantastic box/kit!

Your photos are absolutely precious! They always are.

I’m loving those color filters… I totally need to invest in some for the kids

awwww so cute, because I am the eldest so I enjoyed teaching my siblings it was great

Oh I learned so much from my older brothers! I looked up to them so much when I was little and wanted to do everything that they did, haha!

Jumbo crayons and watercolors? I want to color! These are some great activities for the kids!

What a great idea for a kids subscription box!

You really have some great activities. And I love that the crayons are made for his hands

These seem like such creative ideas! What a fun way to learn for your son 🙂

I love the filters to learn the colors, almost as much as I love the excitement and how much it looks like big brother loves to help!! (:

your boys are so adorable together!! 🙂 that’s so great that he wants to learn too like his older brother.

how fun…i’ve ordered something similar for my toddlers through citrus lane..it’s fun getting creative things to do with the kiddos!

That is such a great box of fun goodies! That is a great idea. keep kids doing fun things, away from screens.

I love box subscriptions! I’m going to have to keep this one in mind for when my son is just a little older! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

What a great pack! I’ll have to pass this along to some of my family members with toddlers!

Awesome photos. They appear to be having a good time with their crayons. It’s so fun being a kid once again.

This is such a neat set. My kids would love it! My youngest definitely learns from her older siblings. I think the older ones learn compassion from the youngest too so it goes both ways.

What great shots of your kids. So Fun!

Wow! What a great package! My daughter would have loved this when she was learning her colors!

The Koala Crate sounds like a great way to get kids interested in new stuff! So amazing <3

I love the look of your blog … so very clean and European! And I had not heard of the Koala Crate. As someone who loves new paper and pens, I could really see my kids getting into this.

The color filters are super cool! What a fun way to learn your colors.

I LOVE Kiwi Crate (recently did a review of them myself). Such a great company. Loved seeing how one of their other crates looks, too!

Love the size of the crayons and then Aiden tossing up the cube in the air (awesome shot). P.S. One of my favourite things in the entire world is children’s art. Hope Soren paints something to hang up!

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