theideaboxkids

Simple Activities for Kids, Educational Activities

Oregon, United States · 3767 Sales

theideaboxkids

Simple Activities for Kids, Educational Activities

Oregon, United States 3767 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(791)
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Jennifer

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Announcement   The Idea Box Kids offers child-led, play-based activities and ideas for kids. Our Idea Boxes are great for use at home, as well as both the preschool and home-learning environment.

Please scroll down to the Shop Policies section to read more about The Idea Boxes and how they work!

See our Etsy Wholesale feature here: http://etsywholesale.tumblr.com/post/141493506900/meet-the-vendor-the-idea-box-kids

INTERNATIONAL Shipping:
Our Idea Boxes are tested per CPSIA regulations for sale in the US, AUS & NZ only. For children's products (ages 12 & under), testing is required for *every* country a shop ships to. The testing is expensive and as we are able to test for more countries, you will see those countries added onto the shipping options in our store. It's not because we do not want to ship to you, rather, we choose to comply with all safety & legal regulations that are set by your country for children's products.

Want to know when we release new Idea Boxes?
Keep in touch:
•Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theideaboxkids
•Twitter: http://twitter.com/theideaboxkids
•Instagram: https://instagram.com/theideaboxkids
•Newsletter: http://bit.ly/1tX9kTt

The safety of our products:
Our Idea Boxes have been tested by a CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) approved lab (Intertek), and are in complete compliance with all of the CPSIA regulations.

The Idea Box Kids LLC

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Last updated on Aug 15, 2016

The Idea Box Kids offers child-led, play-based activities and ideas for kids. Our Idea Boxes are great for use at home, as well as both the preschool and home-learning environment.

Please scroll down to the Shop Policies section to read more about The Idea Boxes and how they work!

See our Etsy Wholesale feature here: http://etsywholesale.tumblr.com/post/141493506900/meet-the-vendor-the-idea-box-kids

INTERNATIONAL Shipping:
Our Idea Boxes are tested per CPSIA regulations for sale in the US, AUS & NZ only. For children's products (ages 12 & under), testing is required for *every* country a shop ships to. The testing is expensive and as we are able to test for more countries, you will see those countries added onto the shipping options in our store. It's not because we do not want to ship to you, rather, we choose to comply with all safety & legal regulations that are set by your country for children's products.

Want to know when we release new Idea Boxes?
Keep in touch:
•Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theideaboxkids
•Twitter: http://twitter.com/theideaboxkids
•Instagram: https://instagram.com/theideaboxkids
•Newsletter: http://bit.ly/1tX9kTt

The safety of our products:
Our Idea Boxes have been tested by a CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) approved lab (Intertek), and are in complete compliance with all of the CPSIA regulations.

The Idea Box Kids LLC

Jennifer

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Jennifer

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5 out of 5 stars
(791)
OT MOM MAKER

OT MOM MAKER on Aug 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Saving these for the start of tot school. While reading the activities, I couldn't help but do a few myself. This is going to be perfect for our gross motor days. Wonderful product!

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Updates

Out with the old, in with the new! New style of box on the left, old box on the right. Bye old box!
Make a bouquet out of greenery, sticks, leaves, flowers...anything!
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About

Welcome to The Idea Box Kids!

The Idea Box Kids brings fun, play-based, child-led activities into your home & home-learning environment.

Our emphasis is on creating developmentally appropriate products that will encourage your child to lead themselves wherever they need to go...while making it easy for you! Not only do we want to encourage learning through play; we hope that our Idea Boxes help play a part in making long-lasting, feel-good memories for you and your children.

Of course, we cannot say enough about the "secretly" educational benefits of our Idea Boxes, but that is for us grown-ups to worry about. The only thing your child needs to worry about is doing what they do best...playing!

PRODUCT SAFETY
Our Idea Boxes have been tested by a CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) approved lab (Intertek), and are in complete compliance with all of the CPSIA regulations. We take the safety of your children seriously! When you purchase an Idea Box, you can be assured that you are receiving a product that is OK for your child and safe to have in your home.

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 5, 2016
What's an Idea Box?
An Idea Box is a little box filled with wood coins that hold activities, ideas, chores, story starters and more...depending on the theme of your Idea Box.

Your child will love reaching into the box and pulling out a coin.
Not only is it a surprise every single time...it's also secretly educational!

-- SECRETLY EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS --------
•Open-ended Activities
Open-ended activities give your child the perfect opportunity to lead themselves wherever they need to go developmentally. The activities that you will find in your Idea Box can be as long or as short as you want. They are completely flexible. You can start with one of the simple ideas in the box, and then expand on it if you choose. When you let your child lead, they will let you know exactly what needs to happen.

•Communication
With every Idea Box, there is a lot of opportunity to talk, inquire, listen & learn...for both the parent & the child. If you find that dialogue is not a big part of the activities, do not worry...communication is not always verbal.

•Giving Choices
Idea Boxes are meant to be as child-led as possible. This means that your child will be making a lot of choices. When you give your child choices you are providing an opportunity to build their self-esteem and help grow their decision making skills. Choices also provide an opportunity for them to listen, ask questions, and follow simple directions. These are extremely valuable tools that they will keep with them and use throughout their life.

•Encourage Independence
The learning is in the doing. Painful for us parents to watch, but when you feel like doing/fixing/solving something for your child...Stop! See if they can problem solve and find a way to make it work.

-- SIMPLE FOR YOU --------
Activities and ideas are simple, require little to no prep-work, and use items that you have around the house. If you do not have a specific item, you can substituted something in its place. If an activity is too hard, you can easily adapt it to fit your child. Find a way that works best for you and your child and have fun!

-- AGE RANGE --------
Most of our Idea Boxes are meant for ages 3-10'ish. There are a few exceptions on some of the boxes, which you will find noted in the description next to each Idea Box.
Note: The only Idea Boxes meant for children under 3 years of age are the Toddler Box, Wiggle Box Toddlers, and the Potty Training Incentives Box.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
The Idea Box Kids accepts most major credit & debit cards through PayPal or Etsy Checkout, as well as Etsy Gift Cards. We do not accept checks or money orders.
Shipping
WHEN WILL MY ORDER SHIP?
Idea Boxes are ready to ship within 2-3 business days from the order date.

EXPEDITED / RUSH ORDERS / "NEED BY" DATES
If you need your Idea Boxes by a specific date, please let us know by including a note in the comment section during checkout. We will contact you via the Etsy messaging system if we have any questions or are not able to meet your "need by" date. Please keep in mind that during certain times of the year, we may not be able to accommodate every request.

►Can The Idea Box Kids Guarantee Delivery Dates?
Sadly, we cannot guarantee any delivery dates. The delivery dates that we receive from the USPS are estimates only...so, for that reason, we can only give an estimated date that your order will arrive.

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HOW MUCH IS SHIPPING?
The below prices are for Standard Shipping through the United States Post Office (USPS) unless noted differently (all prices in USD). All packages include a Tracking Number. APO/FPO addresses welcome!

USA
•Full-Sized Idea Boxes & Single Mini Idea Boxes......$4.99 for the first box and $2.75 for each additional box.
•Mini Idea Boxes (SETS of 6+)......$12.95 for the first 6 boxes and an additional $3.95 for each additional group of 6 boxes. Sets are shipped Priority Mail.

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
•Full-Sized Idea Boxes & Single Mini Idea Boxes......$24.50 for the first box and $5.50 for each additional box.
•Mini-Boxes (SETS of 6+)......$26.75 for the first 6 boxes and an additional $7.50 for each additional group of 6 boxes.


International Buyers – Please READ:
Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.

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DO YOU SHIP TO MY COUNTRY?
Our Idea Boxes are tested per CPSIA regulations for sale in the US, AUS & NZ only. For children's products (ages 12 & under), testing is required for *every* country a shop ships to. As we are able to test for more countries, you will see those countries added onto the shipping options in our store. It's not because we do not want to ship to you, rather, we choose to comply with all safety & legal regulations that are set by your country for children's products.

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SHIP TO ADDRESSES
Please make sure the "Ship To" address on your order is correct. The Idea Box Kids cannot be held liable for packages that are shipped to incomplete or incorrect addresses provided by the customer. We ship all orders via USPS. If your "Ship To" address has special delivery instructions with the USPS, please notify us immediately.
Refunds and Exchanges
All of The Idea Boxes are made upon ordering. If you would like to cancel your order, please let me know immediately.

If there are any concerns with your Idea Box after receiving it, please contact me via the Etsy messaging system. Thanks!
Additional policies and FAQs
RESERVED LISTINGS
Reserved Listings will be kept available for 7 business days.
Idea Boxes will not be made until payment is received. This may result in a delay of your order and voids any previous delivery dates promised by The Idea Box Kids LLC.

WHOLESALE
Idea Boxes are available for wholesale. Please send me a message if you would like more information.

See our Etsy Wholesale feature here: http://etsywholesale.tumblr.com/post/141493506900/meet-the-vendor-the-idea-box-kids

FEEDBACK
If you like the Idea Box that you ordered & received, please consider leaving feedback for our shop. This helps other parents/buyers find out a little more about our Idea Boxes through others that have purchased it.

CUSTOM LABELS
Every so often we get a request to alter or change the wording on our product labels... to personalize it for the recipient in some way. We would love to accommodate these requests, however, we do not offer custom labeling, personalization, or change the name of our product in any way. Thanks!

PRODUCT SAFETY
Our Idea Boxes have been tested by a CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) approved lab (Intertek), and are in complete compliance with all of the CPSIA regulations. When you purchase an Idea Box, you can be assured that you are receiving a product that is OK for your child and safe to have in your home.

KEEP IN TOUCH
•Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theideaboxkids
•Twitter: http://twitter.com/theideaboxkids
•Instagram: https://instagram.com/theideaboxkids
•Newsletter: http://bit.ly/1tX9kTt

More information

Last updated on Aug 4, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Are Idea Boxes Available for Wholesale?

Idea Boxes are available for wholesale. Please send me a message via Etsy if you would like more information. Please include your store name and a link to your website.

See our Etsy Wholesale feature here: http://etsywholesale.tumblr.com/post/141493506900/meet-the-vendor-the-idea-box-kids

Can I Customize the Label?

Every so often we get a request to alter or change the wording on our product labels... to personalize it for the recipient in some way. We would love to accommodate these requests, however, we do not offer custom labeling, personalization, or change the name of our product in any way.

Do You Ship to My Country?

Our Idea Boxes are tested per CPSIA regulations for sale in the US, AUS & NZ only. For children's products (ages 12 & under), testing is required for *every* country a shop ships to. As we are able to test for more countries, you will see those countries added onto the shipping options in our store. It's not because we do not want to ship to you, rather, we choose to comply with all safety & legal regulations that are set by your country for children's products.

Are the Coins Safe for My Child?

Yes. We specifically chose the size of the coins we use in each Idea Box because they exceeded the requirements set by the CPSIA. There are two different sizes of coins we use: Large, chunky coins are in the boxes for ages under 3, and our standard sized coins are in the boxes for ages 3 and over. Each Idea Box has been CPSIA lab-tested specifically for the age group listed on each product label.

Note: Idea Boxes are not a toy. We discourage children from playing with the coins in any way.

Can You Guarantee a Delivery Date?

We are unable to guarantee delivery dates or transit times on any order. The delivery dates/transit times that we receive from the USPS are estimates only. This applies to rush/expedited orders as well.

When are New Idea Boxes Released?

Want to know when we release new Idea Boxes?
Keep in touch:
•Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theideaboxkids
•Twitter: http://twitter.com/theideaboxkids
•Instagram: https://instagram.com/theideaboxkids
•Newsletter: http://bit.ly/1tX9kTt