Toyfit is a new monthly subscription box that sends toys, books, and activities specifically chosen to best suit your child.
Each box will include a handpicked selection of high quality toys, engaging books, and age-appropriate activities that are chosen based on your child’s specific needs. When you sign up, you’ll be asked to share your child’s age, personality, interests, and their favorite toys/books/activities. This information will ensure that Toyfit chooses the best products for your little one to enjoy. Boxes are geared towards newborns through age six and can be sent monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, or once every 6 months.
Subscriptions are $30/small box (1-2 toys, 1 book), $50/medium box (2-3 toys, 1 book), or $80/large box (3-5 toys, 2 books). Shipping is free on all but the small box which is $5.
Let’s see what’s in my October 2016 Toyfit (Medium) box!
Everything was shipped in a big brown box and wrapped in white tissue paper.
A peek beneath the tissue!
An info sheet listed the main toy/book items in the box, along with photos and brief descriptions for each one.
Another sheet listed the featured activities for my October box. Many of the materials were included (more on those later), and I received an email with links to websites that provided the full steps for each one. The letter bead activity was chosen especially for my girls (their names are in the photo above) because they both love the alphabet. Neat!
GoldieBlox Girl Inventor Zipline Action Figure ($23.99) – GoldieBlox sets are designed to get girls interested in engineering and STEM-related concepts. This one features a fully articulated action figure (Goldie) with articulated joints & hands that grip, 13 feet of cord, construction pieces, and accessories. The idea is to construct a zipline across your living room which Goldie can actually repel across. My husband helped with set up and my girls had fun watching the doll soar over the room. Since they’re still a little young to do it themselves, they eventually took more interest in brushing Goldie’s hair than actually using the zipline. 😉
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy ($6.15) – A great book that stresses the importance of being true to yourself even when others may not approve of your choices (like eating spaghetti in a hot dog bun!). It teaches that being different is a good thing and that kindness is always the best way to handle those who try to tell you otherwise.
Robot Turtles Game ($18.32) – Inspired by the Logo programming language, Robot Turtles lets kids write programs with playing cards. It’s the most-backed board game in Kickstarter history and sneakily teaches programming fundamentals to kids ages 4 and up. While the concept is great, I’m not sure my girls are old enough to quite understand a game like this. To be honest, even *I* felt intimidated when I saw the game board/cards. Luckily, my husband is a tech dude so we’ll give this game a try in another year or so.
Activities – As mentioned earlier, the box also featured various craft and activity ideas and materials to complete them. Supplies included a butterfly template & colored transparencies (not pictured) to make a suncatcher; coffee filters, string (not pictured), & bingo markers for a symmetrical butterfly zipline project; a bag of letter beads and pipecleaners for spelling practice; and more.
I really enjoyed our first experience with Toyfit. I love how they customize every box to best suit the needs and interests of each child. Even though my girls were more into combing Goldie’s hair than actually working on the zipline, it was still an appropriate toy for their age group. The Robot Turtles game is something they probably won’t sit still enough to learn right now, but we’ll try in a few more months. 😉 The book and activities/crafts were perfect and I love that they included letter beads for my alphabet-obsessed kiddos!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
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.