Get Qurious is a stem-based box that sparks children’s curiosity, imagination and discovery as they create stories, solve puzzles, role-play or engage in other age-appropriate game and activities.
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*Disclosure: Get Qurious kindly sent me this box for review purposes. However, all opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.
- 16 Build a Story Cards
- 16 Build a Spaceship Cards
- 4 Role-Playing Masks
- 4 Treasure Hunt Worlds (2 mats; 4 sides)
- Activity & Instruction Card
- Ages 4-8 Years
- Note: Requires iOS v10 & above
- Note: NOT Compatible with iPad 4.
The Magic of Augmented Reality
The idea behind Get Qurious box is to bring the physical activities to life with the augmented reality app. The options are endless: the activities can be used for stand-alone play or in conjunction with the app to bring out the exciting animations to life as they scan on their mobile device. Kids can also build a story with the tools provided and read along with the animated screens. They can build puzzles on the screen in 3D and basically bring their play to life.
Everything we got in our Explorer box!
Let’s see what fun we had with all these items. Since our iPad had gone in for servicing, so I had to resort to an iPhone to use it with the kids.
The information card is super helpful and lists the 4 options to get started with all the fun interactive games! Build A Story, Mask Play, Build A Spaceship, and Treasure Hunt! We loved the colorful aspect of it.
The screen on the app also corresponded with the information card so that made it really easy to follow the instructions.
Build A Story
We started off with Build A Story! This was so much fun as I read out the story and my 3 year old scanned the pictures to move along further in the story. Totally a different way of being “involved” while being read (or reading themselves for the older kids). So, so fun!
We got 4 different masks to play with. And that works out great so that multiple kids can play and take turns.
Ready to scan our masked faces! This was probably the most fun for my kids.
The app lets the kids record themselves with the mask on and then they get to hear and see themselves in 3D. So this way they become part of the story that they read in the first section. How awesomely cool is that?
Build A Spaceship
Another super fun activity involving puzzles in an interactive way. We built a spaceship by selecting the appropriate parts and scanning them to complete the image below.
This treasure hunt was all about coloring and bringing your colored picture to life! What I personally loved about it is that it is made on a solid piece of cardstock paper, so it was a breeze to color or paint.
Both our play mats all colored in and ready to be scanned for the treasure hunt!
After scanning our colored play mats, we ended up on the screen below – to add our treasure items found during the hunt. Again, this was very hands-on, as well provided the kids a multi-mode learning experience – through visual and audio senses as well as the sense of touch!
Get Qurious Space Explorer Box was a big hit here! I have to say this is by the far the coolest kids STEM-based box I have ever seen. The whole idea behind using an app to bring out the kids imagination in an interactive way is totally genius! As a mom, sometimes I really do struggle in making sure that my kids have limited screen time, however with something like Get Qurious, I know that they are getting the best of both worlds with age-appropriate activities. As it truly empowers the value of play and sparks kids’ imagination and enhances their development in a multifaceted manner.
However, I do wish that the Get Qurious App was available on the Android play store as well. That said, I personally wouldn’t hesitate to purchase this and can’t wait to check out the other boxes they have! Do not miss out on Get Qurious Explorer Box for an innovative, and fun STEM-based play method for the kids! And for a limited time, use coupon code EXP50 to get 50% off this box! 🙂