Thank you for visiting Beesybox!
My name is Kristina and I am the founder of Beesybox and mother of almost 4 years old Daniel. Since my son was born in 2013, I started researching all kind of child related information, like most of you I assume. As I really appreciate the amount of information and products offered nowadays, I sometimes wished for only one book to be available (with all the right advises of course), only five toys to choose from... and how can you choose between thousands of cute baby items and to get only one ?!
I did well with clothes and accessories for the new baby - everything necessary and not too much. But when it came to toys I was little bit confused at the beginning. As you know the toys market is really crowded now and each and every toy looks beautiful and beneficial. I knew what I didn't want - noisy plastic toys with lights and need of batteries. So we limited these. With the time passing and my boy growing up, I was able to observe him and see what is he interested in. Simple things. Like most growing babies he preferred spoons and pans from our kitchen rather than expensive toys. At this time I discovered for myself the Montessori educational method and learning about it encouraged me to simply follow my child. I reorganized our home for him to have safe access to his toys and books and the kitchen cupboards of course (lower cupboards contained only safe items and everything dangerous was put out of his sight and reach).
With him getting older I wanted to introduce more and more topics, to start showing him the world around him and his respond was excellent. Children learn so much at this age, in fact first years are the years people learn the most in their entire life. Just imagine things we get for granted as adults - walking, talking, controlling our body and emotions, we learnt all this and many more in our first years. So children are , in fact, amazing with their ability to learn so I took it as my role to provide materials and explanation.
That is how my research begun. I've started looking for ideas, for materials - some I've had at home, others we collected from the park or woodlands and some I had to purchase. When purchasing , I was looking for quality and ethos as well as the educational value. That's how the idea of Beesybox was born. I found it difficult to find all I need at one place. I had to find and buy everything from different retailers which wasn't so time and cost efficient. That's why I've decided to offer you - fellow parents and carers, what I believe is a good selection of materials for you and your children to explore. Each Beesybox has a topic and few materials inside to combine during the learning process. And we also offer individually sold products - craft, board games, puzzles etc. The truth for me is - you don't need to have many things, you just need the right things.
This is a brand new venture for me and I am starting very small but full of ideas. I will work hard to grow and with your support I hope to offer more and more quality items for your children and family.