School is out and summer is at its peak. For us this means David is at home…bored!
So, for April, we enrolled him in swimming classes which he’s enjoying sooo much and we he also just finished Learning Library’s Filipino Communications Skills Class. In between these classes though kuya has a lot of idle time which he fills by playing with his iPad and he spends A LOT of time playing Minecraft. The game itself is fun and it really encourages creativity but having kuya stare at a screen for hours on end is not a good way to spend time! Curbing screen time is something we’re dealing with right now so I’m encouraging him to ready his books, play with his toys, play with Noah, write stories, draw, etc. I just want him to use his hands (to improve fine motor skills and encourage his imagination in a much more hands on way).
I discovered BuriBox a year ago and I’ve been wanting to try it for David. I love Adarna books. David went to Raya for preschool too, which is a sister company of Adarna House and they used materials from Adarna House for their lessons. So when they came up with the BuriBox, I didn’t really need any convincing.
The BuriBox actually has two options, the Toddler BuriBox has activities for 3-5 year old kids and the Young Reader BuriBox for 6-8 year olds. I got the Young Reader BuriBox for kuya to try out.
And for Php799 we got:
5 story books
Multiple activities and worksheets which were all printed on good quality board paper.
The stories and activities are all tied together which reinforces the lessons found in the stories, which revolve around Filipino culture and values. The activities, which are all developmentally appropriate come in both English and Filipino.
The first project we did were shadow stick puppets! I’m happy that kuya gets to experience and feel with his two hands the accomplishment of creating and finishing an actual, tangible project outside of his usual school projects.
It also teaches him patience and following through a task from start to finish.
Noah also gets to play with kuya’s projects!
BuriBox is a great option for moms who want to supplement their kids’ learning activities. Every night, I would ask David to pick a project and when I get back from work we’d talk about what he read, what he did and what he experienced while doing the project. We’re taking baby steps in curbing kuya’s screen time and I’m glad that BuriBox is here to help!
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