When I was growing up, I have fond memories of waiting for my monthly subscriptions to several kid magazines to come in the mail. Filled with fun facts, craft ideas, and a neat pull out poster, these magazines were the highlight of the afternoon after the mailman stopped by. Now that I have kids, I was pleasantly surprised to learn about a similar, but “better” subscription service for kids.
Enter Animal Trackers Club. It’s a monthly subscription program designed to help children become engaged as they learn through creative play, hands-on projects, and other learning activities. Animal Trackers is for pre-readers and beginning readers (3+). For older kids (6+) who are already reading, there’s a partner company, Space Scouts. Both of these clubs deliver a monthly package to kids for $11.95 per month (plus $3 shipping).
Each year, the Animal Trackers Club visits a new habitat. The introduction box introduces the habitat and includes a lunchbox for storing all the components your child will receive in the mail. For review purposes, we received a complimentary “introduction” box, as well as the “zebra” box in the mail.
Toby was beyond thrilled to receive his Animal Trackers Club package in the mail. He gleefully unwrapped everything in the package, opened the zebra components, and tested everything out. The zebra mask was a big hit (although the sounds emanating from the zebra’s mouth sounded more like a lion).
Since then, Toby has brought his Animal Trackers Club lunchbox out on multiple occasions, playing by himself with all the “special things” that are stored inside.
While he didn’t immediately take to the zebra craft (using Magic Nuudles #afflink) for more than a few minute — this has been a long lasting activity for Toby. He will spend a couple minutes every day putting more magic noodles on the paper. I love how long this kit has kept his attention!
Learn more about everything you get with your Animal Trackers Club subscription.
Disclosure: I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.