Smartphones and tablets are clearly here to stay. I’m a fan of tools and activities that embrace the use of these devices, rather than unrealistically coming down on moms for allowing their children too much “screen time.” Kids play differently than I did when I was a child, but imagination and storytelling still reign supreme. Thus I was excited recently to discover the Get Qurious Maker Box, which combines the best of both worlds.
Get Qurious is a company that creates interactive games and activities and, according to its web site, has a vision to “create products that invoke curiosity, spark imagination and let children dream to reach for the real things they want.” The Maker Box, which is the only product offered on the company’s web site at this time, includes four activities that combine physical play pieces with digital experiences on a smartphone or tablet. All activities are based around the Three Little Pigs story, which makes for incredibly cute artwork and illustrations!
The box includes 12 story page cards, two masks, one double-sided puzzle and one sticker book. I explored the materials in the box with my children yesterday. First step was to download the Qurious Maker Box app, which was free from the Apple Store.