Have you heard the good news? There’s another new diverse subscription box for kids that recently launched called Culture Chest. Created by Rose Espiritu, a half-Filipino, half-Nigerian woman, Culture Chest allows you to introduce your child to different cultures every month. Growing up in Houma, Rose said there weren’t a lot of books about different cultures available. Much of what she learned about her own identity came from her family. Rose wanted to make learning about other cultures more accessible to families thus Culture Chest was created.
Culture Chest is a monthly care package designed to empower your child to learn about other cultures in our interconnected world. Each box offers the perfect way to nourish your child’s pride in their culture, learn about other worlds, while promoting tolerance and tradition.
Here’s what you need to know:
• Each box contains 1-3 books about different cultures based on a monthly theme such as music or food
• Every box also has 1 activity for you all to do together such as a recipe or a fun arts and crafts project
• The price of each box is: $25 (shipping included) for 1-3 board books or paperback books and 1 activity. You can also choose hardcover picture books for $35 (shipping included).
Music and dancing is part of September’s culture box theme. We received a beautifully curated box that contained two Hispanic books in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month: Tito Puente, Mambo King and My Name is Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz. We didn’t previously own these books so I’m happy we now added them to our home library.
Our box also included an activity card with instructions on how to make a shoe box guitar using a shoe box, a paper towel roll, craft sticks and paint. Since I am more of a visual person (and I’ve never made a shoe box guitar before), I would have liked to see example pictures of completed projects included so I’d have an idea of what our finished product should look like. I ended up going to Pinterest and printed off pictures from there. We definitely plan on making our own guitar – what a fun family project! Thanks for the idea, Culture Chest!
October’s theme will include a combination of Asian cultural traditions and cuisine. They will be sharing two stories about the influence of food in two Asian cultures. Hint: One story is about the popular Filipino food, pancit! The October Box and all future boxes will ship on the 5th of the month and are expected to arrive between the 10th and 14th of the month.
To get 10% off the first order, subscribe with an email address at culturechest.com or get 15% off by entering the promo code GETCULTURED for a limited time.