July Bramble Box time! — This month’s box was all about optometry!
If you’re not aware, Bramble Box is a fun subscription box for children aged 4 through 8 years old. Unlike many kid’s boxes which tend to focus on crafts and toys, Bramble Box encourages learning through open-ended pretend play.
Every Bramble Box is focused on a different theme and contains materials for hours & hours of free play fun. Boxes are gender neutral and can include such themes as detective, post office, bakery, and more. The materials are intended to help your child use their imagination, express themselves, improve reading and math skills, learn about the world around them, and overall, have FUN.
Bramble Boxes are available for purchase as single boxes, on a month-to-month basis, and as multi-month subscriptions. The monthly and one-time boxes are $25, while multi-month commitments are as low as $23/month. (Right now you can save 20% on your first month with coupon code “BLOG20“!)
Let’s see what’s inside the July 2016 Bramble Box!
The cute box!
A peek inside.
As mentioned earlier, the theme for July’s box was “Eye Doctor”. An info sheet attached to the inside lid listed all of the materials and activities that will be used to teach your child all about optometry.
Glasses – Five pairs of colorful foam & plastic glasses were provided for your child to decorate as they choose.
Stickers – Three sheets of stickers — multicolored glitter stars & sports balls — were included to decorate the glasses above.
Stickin’ on the stars.
Oh, hey there Elton! — Er, I mean, Evie. 😉
Kid’s Eye Chart & Occluder – A kid’s eye chart (with the standard letter chart on the reverse side) was to be used with the DIY occluder — a wooden craft stick with a round piece of felt.
My letter-obsessed kiddo chose to read the standard (adult) chart. 😉
Patient Exams – Three patient exam cards allowed your child to diagnose their “patients”. The exam side was shiny and could be easily reused with a dry erase marker.
Rx Cards – If their patient needs glasses, your child will naturally have to fill out a prescription for them. Eight scripts are included, though more can be printed from the Bramble Box blog if needed.
Binocular Vision & 3D Images – A postcard image of a butterfly and a pair of 3D glasses could be used to test a patient’s binocular vision and depth perception. If their vision is good, one of the butterfly’s wings should “pop” out of the picture.
Ev said the picture looked different with the glasses on, but she wouldn’t tell me which part. Pfft.
Eye Doctor Sticker – I was happy to see that they included the collectible sticker this month!
Ev happily added it to her Bramble Box sticker book (sent to subscribers in their first box).
We definitely enjoyed July’s Bramble Box a lot more than last month’s. There wasn’t a ton of activities to do, but the materials could all be saved for future play.
If you’d like to sign up, Bramble Box is currently offering new customers 20% off their first box or a single play box from their shop! — Just use coupon code “BLOG20” at checkout.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.