How would you like a box of learning delivered to your doorstep?3 min readReading Time: 2 minutes
Imagine an activity box that comes to your doorstep that ensures learning with fun! And it’s not Santa from North Pole who comes only once a year but Flintobox that comes every month.
Started in 2013 by young parents Arunprasad Durairaj, Vijaybabu Gandhi, and Shreenidhi Srirangam, Flintobox produces STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) based activity boxes for 2-3, 3-4, and 8-12-year-olds. It started with an attempt to engage young minds in productive activities as against screen time.
Learning by doing is the best kind of learning and FlintoBox makes that happen!
How does it work?
Flintobox offers theme based educational activities for young minds. Each box has 3-4 activities based on one theme. These could be plants, vegetables, space, transportation etc. It also comes with a storybook! There are activities on science, art, storytelling, games, and more all centered on a new theme every month. Also, these boxes can be reused.
The boxes are curated by child psychologists and Motessori experts. So, you know you are learning from the best.
Here’s what the Flintobox with the theme, Little Farmer, looks like-
Fascinating, isn’t it?
Owliver’s Obscure Observations-
The name Flintobox comes from flint, which is a sedimentary rock that sparks when struck against steel.
How does it reach you?
The company follows a subscription model. So, if you subscribe to a Flintobox, a box is delivered to you every month. You can choose a membership that lasts 3 months, 6 months or an entire year.
Subscribers of Flintobox also have access to its curated list of digital content on parenting and alternative education.
What’s new for Flintobox?
At present, Flintobox has a presence in 45 cities and has over 10 lakh subscribers!
During the pandemic, Flintobox launched a new preschool solution, Flintoclass! It offers a preschool at home with the entire learning kit delivered at home.
Why is it amazing?
It allows you to look beyond your screen and engage in activities that are immersive and fun. There are educational toys, puzzles, coloring books, and stories- and all of them add to your knowledge. Also, you get a chance to learn with your parents and through their help! Can anything be more fun than that!?
Flintobox is a brilliant idea that has ensured that learning is fun.
Check it out, here.