Open Sesame is a monthly subscription geared towards the pre-k kids. Each box contains thoughtfully curated toys and educational activities meant to promote discovery, excitement and cognitive development. Open Sesame also actively works with Montessori teachers and pre-k educators to include the best and age-appropriate toys and activities every month!
Disclosure: Open Sesame kindly sent me this box for review purposes. However, all opinions expressed in this post are mine.
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Let’s look in detail what we got this month!
Sadly, my box got a little bashed up in my mailbox, but I have to say that the packaging is top-notch and all the wrapping tissue and the colorful box definitely ups the excitement quotient amongst little ones.
So, right off the bat, my 3 years old squealed with delight once she saw the box.
The information card is very detailed as well as bright and colorful and lists all the items included in your box along with all the fun activities to be done.
I personally loved the whole colorful aspect of it – just makes it more fun and engaging for little ones.
All the fun stuff in our box. This month’s theme revolved around the color blue as pretty much each item was blue in the box!
Tag Along Buddy: Cookie Monster
Who does not love Cookie Monster? My kids are a huge fan of sesame street and their characters. Of course, Elmo is right on top of their list, but Cookie Monster isn’t too far behind.
This blue monster instantly became my little one’s favorite. Yep, that’s a tight grip she has on him, refusing to let go! Ha 🙂
Little Blue Truck Board Book by Alice Shertle
This is such a classic and one of my personal favorites! We actually had a paperback version of it and that got pretty bashed up (thanks to the toddlers). So I was so glad to see the board book version! Both my 3 years old and 20 months old instantly fell in love with the story once again.
The illustrations are on point and it is a great book that covers animal sounds, their names as well as important topics such as friendship and kindness. All in a very age-appropriate way – thereby, making it perfect for the 0-36 months old crowd.
Cubebot is made from wood and elastic. It is inspired by Japanese puzzles and can be positioned to hold dozens of poses. While it may have been a little hard for my 3 years old, she figured it out pretty quickly all the fun shapes she can make with this.
I loved the idea behind it and although it will be absolutely perfect for the older kids (3+ ages) – it still paves way for promoting some awesome gross-motor skills in the younger ones. But I have to secretly admit, that I am totally hooked onto this, ha! 😉
But honestly, this was hours of fun for my daughter who is absolutely obsessed with puzzles and problem-solving games! This will also be great for car rides or restaurant trips to keep them busy ;). Win-win for this mama! 🙂
We also got a package of Wikki Stix in this month’s box, and it couldn’t have come at a perfect time for us.
Since we are learning to write our alphabets and numbers, it was a great way for my 3 years old to practice those with these bendable sticks.
Overall, we loved Open Sesame and the age-appropriate contents within the box! I am especially happy to see a subscription that truly is geared towards kids ages 4 and younger since they are not many out there. What I liked the most about Open Sesame box was that each item was very thoughtfully included and served a purpose, rather than being randomly added! The selection of the toys and activities promoted discovery and hands-on fun which is so important at this age! My older one loved the Cubebot and the Wikki Stix, while the little one fell in love with the plush Cookie Monster and the Little Blue Truck board book. So, essentially, you really are getting high-quality items at a great value that are specially selected to promote cognitive development while making learning a fun experience for the pre-K monsters. We can’t wait to see what’s in store next month!
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