My oldest grandson, now four, memorized and regularly sang "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" when he was but a wee bit over the age of two. He was—and continues to be—enchanted by the stars up in the sky. Same goes for the phases of the moon, evidenced by his recent tracking of the full moon appearing just about the same time as Halloween was to arrive.
Because of Bubby's fascination with all things planetary and beyond, I was delighted when the BabbaBox I agreed to sample arrived and the theme for the month was Sun, Moon & Stars. The BabbaBox is a collection of creative and thought-provoking crafts for ages three to six, delivered monthly right to your door. The Sun, Moon & Stars theme of our sample box meant Bubby and I had the opportunity to create, explore, connect and learn more about a few of his favorite things.
The BabbaBox makes the most of the four primary ways in which youngsters engage: create, explore, story tell, and connect. Specifically, the Sun, Moon & Stars BabbaBox included two create activities—a make your own "moon" paper-mache nightlight and creating a constellation print using sunpaper; an explore activity complete with binoculars to keep track of the moon's cycle; a story tell treat via "Twinkle, Star of the Week" picture book; and a connect treat in which Bubby and I could use a "Planet Finder" to locate different stars in the sky plus an opportunity to download a digital piano app to learn "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."
The binoculars were an instant hit with Bubby, and he spent a fair amount of time searching the sky for stars, planets, the moon—plus a stray airplane or two. They were equally engaging for his one-and-a-half-year-old brother, Mac, and they both enjoyed the picture book, too.
The creative endeavor of using the power of the sun ("the biggest star", the literature pointed out) to make a frameable constellation print was something new and wonderful for Bubby. Of course, star stickers are always a hit, but once applied to paper, exposed to the sun, then removed, the stars created a magical picture that Bubby proudly framed, ready to hang on the fridge to share with Mommy and Daddy and anyone else interested in hearing about harvesting the power of the sun to bring out the stars on his paper.
With so many activities included in the BabbaBox, we've yet to create the paper-mache nightlight—an activity that surely must be done only once baby Mac is engaged elsewhere for a lengthy period of time.
And that digital piano? Seems "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" may end up being not only the first song Bubby memorized and sang, but the first he learns to play on a digital piano, as well, thanks to the BabbaBox.
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BabbaBox. The opinions and text are all mine.