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The Birthday Box - Special Edition
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Celebrate your special day with us! The Birthday Box makes the perfect gift for your little one.
The special edition Birthday Box includes an adorable book titled 'Cake' by children's book author Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. 'Cake' has been invited to his very first birthday party and he wants to dress up. He goes to town to find the perfect outfit for this special occasion. Excited and all dressed up Cake arrives at the party only to realize that maybe this isn't an event he wants to be invited to! This book is wonderfully illustrated and will leave you laughing at every turn. Young bakers will also make a real birthday cake and celebrate their special day with loves ones.
The Birthday Box also includes 2 STEAM learning kits, a bonus birthday card recipe, designed and inspired by the book 'Cake'. All supplies included.
+ Make an exciting Birthday Cake: Young bakers will make a faux cake and decorate it with confetti and buttercream slime.
+ Make Confetti Slime: Make Confetti Slime and learn the exciting science behind Slime.
+ Bake your own Cake: This box includes a special cake recipe that you will make with your little baker! So put on your chef hats and get ready to make a delicious Birthday Cake!
+ WHAT’S INSIDE: Hardcover children’s book, kid-friendly learning manual, instruction manual, 2 STEAM learning kits, 1 Cake recipe, fascinating keepsakes, and much more.
Space Edition: StarStruck Box
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Take an adventurous journey into the cosmos with America’s first professional female astronomer ‘Maria Mitchell’. A great addition to your library, ‘What Miss Mitchell Saw’ is written by Hailey Barrett and wonderfully illustrated by Diana Sudyka. Every night, Maria stood on her rooftop with a telescope and swept the sky. One day, she came across an unusual celestial object – a comet, a discovery that would change the field of astronomy forever!
This artistically illustrated book follows the story of a young girl from humble beginnings and her fascination with the night sky. Her passion leads her to discover a comet and paving the way for future female astronomers. Using lyrical text along with simplistic and enchanting artwork, the book explores the life and discoveries of Maria. ‘
INSIDE THE BOX...
READ AND LEARN: ‘What Miss Mitchell Saw’ is the perfect book for budding astronomers and space lovers everywhere
BUILD AND LAUNCH A COMET LAUNCHER: Learn about Comets and build your own comet launcher using Newton’s laws of physics.
CONSTRUCT A TELESCOPE: What is a telescope and how does it work? Construct your own exciting telescope and get ready to sweep the night sky
MAGICAL WAND READING POINTER: Design a beautiful magical wand reading pointer that you can use to read your magical book of the month
WHAT’S INSIDE: Hardcover children’s book, kid-friendly learning manual, instruction manuals, 3 STEAM learning kits, all materials included, fascinating keepsakes, and hours of screen-free entertainment and learning.
Biology in a Box - Cell Exploration
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Young biologists, get ready to take a closer look at human cells and discover everything there is to know about them. This fun box includes a hard-cover children's book titled 'Cells: An Owner's Handbook' written by children's book author Caroyln Fisher. Join Ellie, the skin cell who lives on the backside of an adventurous dog, as she introduces young readers to the various cells which make up everything on the planet. The book is filled with fascinating facts about human cells. Kids learn a new skill of sewing while making a 'cell model' pillow and, become experts by knowing the vital organs in a human body. Enjoy hours of learning while having fun. (roughly suited for kids 7-8 years)
HANDS-ON LEARNING: Young biologist and future doctors study the structure of a cell and learn about vital organs of the body
READ AND LEARN: ‘Cells: An Owner’s Handbook’ is a great resource book with fascinating facts about the human body
MAKE A ‘CELL PILLOW MODEL’– learn an exciting new skill of sewing and build your own ‘cell’ pillow
VITAL ORGANS CHART- Play a fun game and learn how cells make up our vital body organs
WHAT’S INSIDE: Hardcover children’s book, kid-friendly learning manual, instruction manual, 2 STEAM learning kits, fascinating keepsakes and much more.
Space Edition: Moon Phase Box
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Discover the book, ‘Moon: A Peek-Through Picture book by children’s written by Britta Teckentrup. Young minds will be introduced to the concept of the Lunar Cycle and will learn about the different phases of the moon. How do different animals react to moonlight? How do the phases of the moon affect the tides? Why does the moon look different every night? The box includes 2 DIY STEAM activity kits. Kids make a Lunar calendar with different phases of the moon and also make a beautiful Moon Mobile which can be used to decorate their room. Young stargazers are sure to be engaged with this unique box. The goal is to teach little ones about the moon and its different phases. Hours of fun and learning with Storybook Science.
+HANDS-ON LEARNING: Focus on the ‘E’ and ‘S’ in STEAM education with this fascinating space activity box.
+READ AND LEARN: Learn all about the unique 8 moon phases and how it affects the earth with the magical book titled ‘Moon: A Peek-Through Picture book’ by children’s book author Britta Teckentrup.
+MAKE A LUNAR CALENDAR: have a blast while making a Lunar Cycle calendar using model magic clay.
+CONSTRUCT A MOON MOBILE: Introduce engineering to young innovators as they paint and build a moon mobile made up of different phases of the moon.
+WHAT’S INCLUDED: Hardcover children’s book, kid-friendly teaching resources, easy to follow instruction manuals, 2 GLOW-IN-THE-DARK moon phase cutouts, 2 STEAM learning kits with all materials included, enchanting keepsakes, and much more.
Best Art Kits for Kids
Encourage critical development, problem solving and hands-on learning with Banyan Tree Kidz’ best art kit for kids.
Banyan Tree Kidz’s art kits invite young artists to express themselves and follow their natural curiosity. The arts in STEAM education are a combination of physical arts, history, social science, fine arts, contemporary arts and music. Educators finally understand that the marriage of arts with humanities leads to enhanced skills in adaptability, productivity and innovation. These skills are essential in leading a successful personal life and an enriched career.
Arts as part of STEAM education are vital to harness the full potential of other core STEM subjects. Arts allow children to develop social, mental and emotional skills, which are important to expand a child’s ability to interact with their surroundings. Most importantly, art allows and encourages self-expression and originality. Arts makes the STEM topics more enjoyable and leads to thought provoking problem-solving and wonderful innovations.
STEAM education has proven benefits such as enhanced visual learning, fine motor skills, confidence, better decision-making skills and improved academic performance.
Benefits of Arts in STEM education:
Enhanced fine motor skills: Children who take part in music classes or spend time crafting and drawing at an early age have better hand-eye coordination and better control over their movements which is essential for several technologically advanced jobs such as robotics, surgeons, and mechanical engineers.
Enhanced Decision Making skills: Freedom of self-expression and creative autonomy allows for confidence, and improved problem solving.
Visual learning: Visual arts combined with science activities and STEM projects helps children absorb information in a different manner. It not only makes learning more engaging, interactive and fun but also enhances observational skills and the ability to view things outside of the box. Drawing activities help children learn faster and more effectively. Artists, architects, engineers, photographers all require the skill of spatial intelligence.
Creativity: Creativity is essential for technological advancement especially in this rapidly changing digital landscape.
Learning through play: Arts in STEAM education makes learning engaging and increases the attention span of children. When children enjoy the projects that they do, they are inclined to retain the information effectively.
Combining arts and science ignites imaginative thinking and analytical thinking. These skills are important for success in and out of the workforce.
10 Ways parents and educators can encourage the love of arts at an early age.
1. Explore Art as a family
2. Visit Museums, galleries’ and art exhibitions
3. Reduce your child’s screen-time learning and focus on hands-on play
4. Have an open and well-lit space for creating
5. Have craft supplies that are easily accessible and within each reach
6. Keep the art supplies fresh and continue to refill them often
7. Plan art and craft activities together ahead of time
8. Plan the art activities around their current interests
9. Invite friends and plan weekly art-play dates
10. Praise their creations for positive reinforcement