Review: Grasshopper Preschool Prep Kits
As a homeschooling mom, I am always looking for creative ways to integrate additional fun and learning into my daughters’ everyday life. In October, I was introduced to the new Grasshopper Preschool Prep Kits, play centered kits for kids ages 3-5. These are NOT curriculum and there are no workbooks or reading material, they are basically craft kits packed with games and materials to get your child transitioning into the world of academics.
According to The American Academy of Pediatrics, the average 3 year old is spending 3-4 hours with electronics such as television and video games each day.
It is recommended that parents start introducing more active and goal oriented play into their children’s routine. Designed by a licensed occupational therapist, these kits are ideal, filled with everything you need to complete fun, simple projects. We were sent the Snip, Glue and Grow Kit to test out and I was able to include my 2 year old in some of the activities as they were so simplified.
There are 10 easy-to-follow games/projects included with all of the materials needed to complete each one. The exercise improve fine motor skills in spades as my 2-year-old learned how to ‘tweeze’ miniature pom poms on the glue. She mastered it after a few tries, but I thought it was a brilliant way to help her with balance and detail. My eldest enjoyed the cutting cards and practiced cutting in various angles, straight lines etc.
All in all, we really enjoyed this kit and I am looking to purchase another. They are great for rainy day activities or afternoon crafts. This kit is a little too simplified for a 5 year old though, I would recommend it for kids ages 3-4.
You can pick-up 2 kits through our affiliate Amazon.com for $30. The ABCs and Simple Shapes & Following Directions Kits retails for $49.95.
*Thank you to Grasshopper Kits for sending us this kit for review!*