Ivy Kids Kit Subscription – Little Engine That Could (Coupon Code Included!)

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Ivy Kids Kit Subscription – Little Engine That Could

At Ivy Kids, we know that every child is unique. In your guide, you will find tips to modify each game based on the age and development of your child.
You know that when someone combines a classic children’s book with TRAINS, my family would go wild.  My Christmas Flyer at the North Pole in Cedar Park review is just a quick reminder at how my family is obsessed with trains.  We are all going on a train ride again in November for another fun ride with the kiddos and we are all excited.  When I looked over all of the Ivy Kids Kit subscriptions that you can purchase from past month’s boxes, I felt pulled to review The Little Engine That Could kit.  I mean, sure I could have gone for the newest box, but instead of being pleasantly surprised on a theme, I decided to go with my gut and fuel our train-loving fires for our upcoming trip.  The theme on top of the wonderful, educational, well-planned and FUN box for both of my girls (especially my oldest, Brooke) was truly awesome.
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In March’s Ivy Kit (that you can purchase at any time on their website), features the book The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper and you will find:

  • The book The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper.  This was one of my favorite books as a kid!
  • Read along Bookmark: Use to assist with reading comprehension.  LOVE!
  • Paint Your Own Locomotive: Use the paints to create your very own locomotive. Then have hours of fun playing with your train.
  • I Think I Can: Write and/or color about something that was hard for you but you were able to do it.
  • What Belongs on the Train: Sort and categorize the train cars. Find the objects that belong on each train.
  • Alphabet Train: Sequence the train cars in alphabetical order.
  • Number Train: Sequence the train cars in numerical order.
  • Shape Train: Use the shapes to create your own train.
  • All Aboard: Use the train engineer cap and tickets for imaginative play.
  • Train Whistle: Use your very own train whistle to summon passengers to your train.
  • Up The Mountain Board Game: Players roll the die and move the trains up the mountain.
  • Train Patterns:  Use the cards to repeat patterns or make your own train pattern.
  • Ten Frame Train Game: Players take turns rolling the die and adding tiles to the ten frame train cars.
  • How Does a Steam Locomotive Work?: Learn about the steam engine and how a steam locomotive works.

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This kit was so well thought out and went along with Brooke’s kindergarten learning with ten-frame counting that I was very impressed.  The kids loved the fun goodies (I mean, who doesn’t love a TRAIN WHISTLE and Engineer cap!), but for me watching Brooke reading books with the read along bookmark and having her count backwards from 30 made me so proud.  It’s amazing how much kids learn at this age and my anxiety of her starting ‘the BIG K’ was really silly because she loves to figure things out and be social while being really good at staying on task.  She’s a natural kindergartner and I am so relieved.  It was also fun that little sister Brie (who has been missing her sister at preschool) could be included in the fun and she enjoyed the imaginative play, the PAINTING, and since she is currently learning colors and shapes in preschool, we talked a lot about that through this kit.  That’s right, you can actually choose a ‘sibling’ option for additional crafting materials for a brother or sister for each kit.  How handy is that?

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The Ivy Kids Kit subscription includes a guide for each activity to help promote your child’s learning while you play together.  I loved having the additional instructions as a parent who needs as much help as I can get with educational guidance.  It was so nice to know that this kit was created by early childhood teachers with their own children and it definitely shows in the quality of this box.  So far the activities have lasted us two weekends and a few weekdays (after school, work, and homework, it was nice to have some planned activities like this) and the fun has not stopped.  My only goal with learning in our home is to make it fun and that means it has to be interesting.  Check and double check on the Ivy Kit and I highly recommend it to any parent looking to engage in more learning at home with their kids.

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About Ivy Kits:  Ivy Kits are a monthly educational subscription for children ages 3-8 developed by early childhood teachers with children of their own. Their goal is to provide monthly resources and tools to parents and caregivers looking to have more meaningful learning experiences with their children. Each month you will receive a kit containing more than ten activities based upon a classic children’s book. The activities have been carefully crafted to encourage curiosity, problem solving, and creativity in young children. The Ivy Kit games and projects are a fun way to develop fine and gross motor muscles, build math and literacy skills, encourage reading comprehension, and promote scientific thinking.

Coupon Code!  New Ivy Kids Subscribers can take 20% off of their first kit with the promo code “IVY20”  New subscribers will also receive a FREE gift and a monthly personalized item for their child!  Gift subscriptions and past kits are now available for purchase through the Ivy Kids store.  Use code “IVYFREESHIP” for free shipping on any past kit in their store!

Ivy Kids Kit Subscription – Little Engine That Could


List Price: $ 38.95

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