What is Pooka Box?
Pooka Box ships every three months to coincide with your child’s development. Each box is filled with books, toys, activities and research-based curriculum designed by our early childhood experts.
Our mission is to intentionally connect play and learning, so that you can provide your child with the strongest possible foundation and maximize her potential for academic success and healthy social-emotional development.
We believe in social responsibility. For every subscription purchased we donate a toy and learning material to a child in the foster system. Play provides the opportunity for rich learning experiences that build critical neural networks in the brain and help develop a child’s understanding of how the world works. Our goal is to provide this opportunity to every child.
How It Works
Sign up and subscribe to Pooka Box
Your first box will ship immediately and a toy and learning material will be donated to a child in the foster system. Shipping is always free in the US. Every box has 2-4 toys, 1-2 books, and 2-3 awesome activities.
We will help you play outside the box
Each box is designed to advance development with easy-to-use research-based curriculum crafted by our early childhood development experts for you to use as you play with purpose.
3 months later your next Pooka Box will arrive
Shipping is always free in the US and you can cancel any time on our website.
Why it's Important
At Pooka Box We:
Build strong attachments between parents/caregiver and their children because then, and only then, are children willing to take risks, experiment, and make mistakes.
Grow imaginative, creative, out-of-the-box thinkers who have a Growth Mindset. Learners who say, “I don’t know how to do that YET, but I can learn through PLAY!”
Cultivate curiosity and encourage children to wonder about their world.
Promote critical areas of early childhood development such as: Communication, Motor Skills, Problem Solving, and Social/Emotional Skills.
Encourage play which research shows reduces stress in both children and adults.
But most importantly, we want you and your child to have fun together.
From the moment my son, Theodore, was born I called him Pooka. I am a type A over achieving mom who reads every parenting book and blog, has every app on her phone and is constantly searching for the perfect toys. I was so sick of all of the conflicting information and junk-y toys out there, so I decided to do something about it! I wanted to create a product that had cutting edge information on early childhood development and the very best books, toys and activities to promote early learning, all while supporting parents in their efforts. Thus, Pooka Box was born.
Our early childhood development experts guide and execute our educational mission to provide the very best books, toys, activities and curriculum to promote development and prepare children for kindergarten.
I believe every child deserves access to early education. For every subscription purchased we donate a toy and learning material to a child in the foster system through Foster Source.