When I came across Little Thinker at the last baby expo, I was in awe. I had to stop and chat to Deenin to find out what was in those 7 little containers. Little did I know there was A LOT happening in there!

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What is the thinker box?

The thinker box is the brainchild of Deenin and Prabashni Padayachee. As parents of two young children, they wanted to encourage their children to be curious of the world and instil in them a love of learning from an early age.

The result is thinker box – an innovative and simple all-in-one solution for busy parents and caregivers that uses age appropriate activities to make learning fun, interactive and easy for young children.

How does the thinker box work?

Children learn at a rapid rate in the first few years of their lives. As parents, we need to make sure that our children reach the specific developmental milestones for their specific age group.

This is where the thinker box is the solution.

Each module consists of five thinker boxes with handy activity flashcards. Each flash card explains a specific activity the child needs to do, for example threading, and the developmental area the activity is focusing on. It encourages interactive learning through play and tactile experiences. Best of all – all the equipment you need for the various activities is included.

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Each module covers a three-month period and regularly introduces new and exciting activities to keep the child interested, entertained and challenged.

The thinker box is available in modules for the following age groups:

3 to 6 months

6 to 9 months

9 to 12 months

12 to 15 months

15 to 18 months

18 to 21 months

21 to 24 months

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We received the Thinker box a while back and for the last couple weeks, Kitana and I have been busy exploring. The Thinker box came with 2 books. The Animal book has become of one Kitana’s favourite books and the best part is the small animal figures that she can use to associate with the book. She has fallen in love with books and it’s because of this animal book. She loves animals and this is exactly what she needed.

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I love that there is a variety in the box and lots of colours! Every little piece in the box has something to say or teach.

When I opened the first box, Kitana chose what she wanted to play with and that was the bubbles which almost every kid loves.

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Each box is tied to the next one, it’s like a journey of teaching as you fit each key to the puzzle. By Friday, you’ve completed the puzzle and your child learnt a bunch of new things. I can go on and on about this product because honestly I haven’t come across something so clever.

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Why I love Little Thinker:

1. it’s easy to use and carry around when traveling.

2. Variety of activities in 1 box.

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3. Lots of different colours and shapes.

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4. Each piece has an activity.

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5. Your child learns something every day and will never get bored.

6. Boxes are labelled for each day so you don’t get confused.

7. It’s the perfect gift for a first time mom.

What can improve?

1. A separate piece of paper for parents to see what belongs in which container. Kitana has mixed everything up.

2. Labels in the back of flashcards to say which day box they belong in.

3. Would be great if they introduced more boxes for bigger kids especially for maths and science.

Little Thinker contact info:

Website: www.littlethinker.co.za/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Thinker

Twitter: www.twitter.com/littlethinkersa

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