Why Busy Kids Boxes?

We have spent lots of time sourcing absolutely brilliant play ingredients for each of our boxes, and we're really proud of what we've put together for you. Each box includes a whole host of ideas for invitations to play, play setups and extensions to play. 

Can I send as a gift?

Absolutely! We think these are brilliant gifts! A lovely educational resource to keep the kid in question busy (and earn their adults' gratitude for not sending a kilo of sweets or a plastic drum). Every box contains a handwritten note and we have jumbo birthday badges available to make sure that the lucky recipient knows how loved they are.

What are your delivery costs?

Delivery is £3.69 to the UK mainland via Royal Mail first class post - the box comes right through your letterbox so no need to worry about dashing to the door while you're trying to persuade your three year old you don't need a front row seat of him on the toilet (just me?!).

Can you deliver internationally?

Not at the moment! Working on it...

I'm not happy with my box?

If you're not happy with your box please let us know straightaway via email on hello@busykidsboxes.com and we'll work with you to resolve your issue. 

What are the benefits of sensory play?

I'm so glad you asked! I'm passionate about the benefits of sensory play - for you as a family as you manage to make your kids feel seen and empowered, and for your kids. Some of the top reasons to offer sensory play to your kids include:

Cognitive development: Sensory play stimulates children's cognitive abilities, including problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making skills. It encourages them to explore, investigate, and make sense of the world around them.

Sensory processing skills: Engaging in sensory play helps children develop their sensory processing skills. It allows them to use their senses (such as touch, sight, smell, taste, and hearing) to gather information, process it, and respond appropriately.

Language and communication: Sensory play provides opportunities for children to describe their sensory experiences and express themselves using words. It supports language development, vocabulary expansion, and communication skills.

Motor skills: Many sensory play activities involve hands-on manipulation of materials, which helps improve fine motor skills. Pouring, scooping, pinching, and squeezing various textures develop hand-eye coordination, finger dexterity, and muscle strength.

Social and emotional development: Sensory play encourages social interaction and cooperation when children engage in it together. It promotes sharing, taking turns, and collaboration. Additionally, sensory experiences can have a calming effect, reducing stress and anxiety while enhancing emotional regulation.

Creativity and imagination: Sensory play nurtures creativity and imagination by allowing children to explore open-ended materials and engage in pretend play. They can use sensory materials in different ways, encouraging imaginative thinking and storytelling.

Sensory integration: Sensory play supports sensory integration, which refers to the brain's ability to organise and process sensory information from various sources. When children engage in diverse sensory experiences, their brains learn to integrate and make sense of the input more effectively.

Confidence and self-esteem: As children explore sensory play activities and discover new abilities, they gain a sense of accomplishment and boost their self-confidence. The open-ended nature of sensory play allows for success at different levels, fostering a positive self-image.