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Curiositi- the world’s first syllabus-based activity box- promises to bring fun back to learning in innovative ways. In this post detailing my Curiositi Review, I go into the fun based Standosaurus Kit.
 
When they reached out to me by e-mail, asking if I would be willing to review one of their activity boxes, I agreed, after checking their website to find that they design boxes based on the academic grade level of the child. Well, that seemed like fun, all right!
 
Since Gy is in Grade 4, I requested for the box designed for that grade. They willingly complied and sent it by courier.
 

THE ACTIVITY:

 Upon opening it, we realised that it contained 3 activities and Gy was keen to try out all three at once. But, toning down her enthusiasm, I suggested that we spread it out over three weekends, since that would also give us time to savour each activity and hey, give me time to review each one in detail as well! Curiositi also recommends the same thing, by the way.

 
 
We decided to start with the Standosaurus, because, well, it’s got dinosaurs! And who doesn’t love those? So, as you can tell, it comes with a sealed kit and add-on accessories. It’s designed for kids and we mutually agreed that Gy would try doing the whole thing on her own and to her credit, she did about 95% of that.
 
The box comes with a letter welcoming us to the world of Curiositi as well as instruction leaflets for each activity. Following the step-by-step instructions was really fascinating for Gy and I think it also catered to my obsessive need for order and structure. (Win-win, if you ask me!)
 
Within the hour, we had a lovely dinosaur pen stand ready to be displayed on Gy’s study table, complete with a space for her eraser and sharpener too.
 
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What I loved:

  • The neatness of the product. There was no wastage of material- always a plus.
  • The fact that the child could do it on her own. For someone like me who is pretty artistically challenged, this was a bit of a boon!
  • The dinosaur pop ups which added a nice touch to the stand.
  • The factoid sheet at the bottom which Gy eagerly scanned while waiting for the glue to dry.

What could have been better:

  • The main stand had lovely fold-over flaps which made gluing easy. Similar ones could have been provided for the eraser/ sharpener stands.
  • The spaces provided for gluing the stands down were not aligned with the cutouts; a tiny quibble, but something my daughter noticed pretty clearly.
 
 

VERDICT:

If you are looking for an activity box that is both educational and fun, then Curiositi is something your kids will enjoy! We are already looking forward to the next two activities- See Bacteria Grow and Communicating in Braille. Watch this space for those two reviews soon!

Rating: 4.5/ 5 stars



For pricing, monthly plans and to know more about them, please visit them on their website, Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter.

About Curiositi: (From their website) Curiositi offers the World’s First syllabus-mapped Activity Box, mailed to your doorstep every month. Each Box has exciting activities that integrate with topics your child is currently studying at school. Your children could become Germ Scientists and See Bacteria Grow or try their hand at Weaving and Fabric Dyeing. They will detect Fats and Carbohydrates in the food they eat or play a Board Game to learn the Periodic Table. Finally, Fun Meets Learning!

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15 Comments

Aditi · July 25, 2015 at 8:21 pm

Such an innovative and fun activity! Gy must have had a blast! Loving the final product, would look great on her desk!

Shilpa Garg · July 25, 2015 at 8:58 pm

A cool dino pencil stand. I like such DIYs for kids, as they are not only fun activities but also help the child to be self-sufficient.

Sid @ iwrotethose.com · July 26, 2015 at 4:39 am

Looks interesting. I'll wait for Rishi to grow up a bit and then try it out 🙂

Shailaja Vishwanath · July 26, 2015 at 4:47 am

It occupies the pride of place for now, Aditi 🙂 She stores everything else in it too, apart from pencils 🙂

Shailaja Vishwanath · July 26, 2015 at 4:49 am

Very true, Shilpa. When we were growing up, we didn't have too many of these structured learning products so I really like to explore them with the kids 🙂

Shailaja Vishwanath · July 26, 2015 at 4:52 am

Yep. They have boxes from grade 1 onwards and I am sure he would love it!

Nabanita · July 26, 2015 at 6:54 am

Wow a good thing to engage kids….And they can even learn something in the process and not to mention keep out of trouble doing other things:)

Parul · July 27, 2015 at 7:19 am

Wow! This is nice. I wish they were around when we were growing up 🙂
Looks like Gy and her Mommy had a good time together!

Shailaja Vishwanath · July 27, 2015 at 7:37 am

He he, true Naba. Anything to keep them out of harm's way and annoying habits 😉

Shailaja Vishwanath · July 27, 2015 at 7:38 am

It was a real blast, Parul. Already looking forward to the next activity 🙂

tulika singh · July 28, 2015 at 5:03 am

Oooh dinosaurs! A must for H then. Off to look for the details.

Shailaja Vishwanath · July 28, 2015 at 6:45 am

It's so self sufficient Tulika. Am sure he will enjoy it to the hilt!

Rajlakshmi · July 29, 2015 at 9:08 am

wow where were these when I was kid!!! Loved it 😀

John Abrams · December 28, 2015 at 12:34 pm

LOVE this post. I work with Preschool to age 7 and yes, you have to keep the energy up. I always feel like I'm in a performance! But it's so fun! You can also find college essay review Every point you made is just right: routine is a must and keeping it simple makes it a successful experience for them and the attention span! I have a rule of thumb…listening activities are no longer than one minute! Thanks for such great reminders for a successful class experience!

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