Are you excited to learn about New Zealand with Womple Studios subscription box?
We learned so much just from staying in the comfort of our home. Of course, it doesn’t beat the actual experience of traveling to these countries. But until we can travel again, let’s explore one country at a time.
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What is a Womple?
A Womple is a yeti-like creature from Antarctica who has an unquenchable thirst for exploration and adventure. It came from the word “coddiwomple” (verb), meaning ‘to travel in a purposeful manner towards an unknown destination’.
Womple studios was founded by Erin and Alejandro. As educators and adventurers, their mission is to educate kids and spark love to the world through storytelling and engaging, curiosity-inspiring activities.
What’s inside a WompleBox
• A book from a Womple pen pal
• 2 unique, culturally-significant craft activities
• Fold-out map & country guide with facts, recipes, and activities
• Collectible keychain, re-stickable stickers, & more!
WompleBox for kids
WompleBox is designed especially for children ages 6 to 11. Therefore, if you buy a WompleBox for kids 5 and below, adults would have to assist the kids in reading the books and doing the crafts & activities.
Womple Studios Subscription Options
3 months $24.99/month
6 months $23.99/month
12 months $21.99/month
*plus $5 shipping fee
**They only ship within the U.S. (including U.S. territories and APO addresses)
Learning about New Zealand with Womple Studios
A. Fold-out Map & Guide
The fold-out map will be the parents and child guide. It contains lots of facts about New Zealand.
1. Quick Facts
2. New Zeland Map
3. People: Kiwis
5. Māori Pendants
6. Recipe: Pavlova
B. “Flight of the Kiwi” Adventure Book
This book is about Womple’s adventure in New Zealand. He accidentally helped Tui (kiwi) and Rui (kakapo) escape from a zoo. They went bungee jumping at Kawarau Gorge Bridge. They took a rest in Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. Finally, they were able to play and watch the All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup.
The book also included some Kiwi slang, Tararua biscuits recipe, and How to play Rugby
C. Māori Pendant Craft
Your kids can make their own Māori pendant. It has all the necessary materials and instructions.
D. Collectibles: Kakapo Keychain & stickers
One of the world’s rarest and strangest birds to carry with you everywhere!
Womple Studios experience
My son was only 5 years old at the time I bought the WompleBox. They recommend 6-11 years old for their boxes. And I understand why.
Womple Studios subscription box is story-based learning.
When I bought the single box, I read that part but it didn’t really sink in in me what it truly meant. LOL. I was just so excited to introduce New Zealand to my son.
When I opened the box, it was full of reading materials. At 5 years old, my son had just started learning phonics, basic consonant-vowel-consonant words. Having this lots of reading materials means you would have to sit down with your kids to go through the contents.
Don’t get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with sitting down with your kids to do this. I was kinda looking for activities where they can do independently or with minimal supervision. So at least I can do other stuff simultaneously.
Now, my son just turned 6. And he is still looking for something more to ‘do’ or play with other than stickers and clay.
Final verdict: Womple Studios WompleBox Review
Nevertheless, I think IF I had bought this box next year, my son would have engaged more and assimilate the information more. The reading materials are very helpful. Even I learned a few things about New Zealand.
Moreover, as a ‘kid’ subscription box, I would have liked it to have more activities. Though the New Zealand box has stickers and a keychain, it only has 1 clay activity.
Before you purchase a subscription box, read what’s inside the box. Look at the pictures. You know your child best. Decide if the contents of the box are within their level or something they can explore with minimum supervision.
**This is NOT sponsored. We bought this subscription box on our own accord using our own money. We are not affiliated with them nor we know any people working for them. So rest assured, my opinion here is honest and only based on our experience.
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