This summer the children and I got to try out a Puffin Story Box. I figured I’d choose the box based on Kaleb’s interest as he is the more proficient reader. Also, he is a huge Diary of a Wimpy Kid fan, and I knew he hadn’t read the Double Down instalment which was one of the options in the age 6 and over category.
When the box arrived Kaleb almost popped with excitement, and he couldn’t wait to dive into the book. This is a win for me as he can be a reluctant reader at times so having the box delivered with his name on it made it even more special and encouraging for him. The Puffin Story Box came with lots of activities for him to do but I must say the activities really appealed to Niomi (5), who is a real arts and crafter. It was probably her enthusiasm which got Kaleb intrigued. However, Kaleb really liked the self-assembly pop-out cardboard puffin plane and put that together in seconds. Niomi was keen to get baking when she saw the cookie cutter and recipe card, but as I needed to get supplies in to do so, it was great to have the craft chef’s hat activity to stall her for a while. The hat was a joint effort by the three of us contributing to it, which was a lovely activity to do on a chilled afternoon. We were able to enjoy each other’s company and have lovely conversations while working together on the common goal of making the hat. We were all impressed with the end result!
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Yolande is a wife to one and mother to two. She currently works in retail while home educating her sprogs. She is on a quest with a business start-up and personal development! Watch her juggle it all!