Malaysia has been under quarantine for over 2 months now and chances are you are running out of ways to entertain your child. Little Steps to the rescue! We have searched high and low for kits, boxes, and sets of activities that are educational, definitely not boring, and delivered right to your door. Now your child can do those crafts or experiments they’ve been wanting to, you don’t have to run all over the city looking for the right ingredients, and small businesses will be supported in the process. Win, win, win!
Atom And The Dot is on a mission to show kids that learning doesn't have to be boring or difficult which has resulted in them being the ultimate go-to for parents looking for fun and educational activities. They have a huge assortment of boxes. each containing multiple activities, experiments, and crafts that all reinforce that box's learning objective. Take for instance their new Coronavirus box. Children will learn why it's important to wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds through experiments involving wax, water, oil, and the virus's biggest enemy; soap!
If you've lived in KL for any amount of time, chances are you've run into one of Open Playschools entities as they have outlets in a number of locations for craft making, baking classes, mechanic animal rides, and more. You can now add to that list an online shop of activity kits delivered right your doorstep. They offer a variety of activities, both crafts and STEAM, including slime making, batik painting, and bead projects, with more being added frequently.
Open Playschool, www.openplayschoolkids.com
If you have a creative kiddo that loves flowers, this is information you need to know! Bloom This is offering a floral arrangement DIY kit of fresh flowers and floral wire with free shipping. Once your flowers arrive you can head over to Youtube to watch their step by step tutorial given by one of their professional floral designers. They have several different kits to choose from including a vase or box arrangement and a dried flower arrangement. And after you're done you can use them as decor in your house or gift them and make someone's day.
Bloom This, www.bloomthis.com
Plantzania is an eco-education destination that aims to teach kids about nature and science using fun and interactive lessons. While most of their education is done on sight, they also offer hands-on educational experiment kits that can be done at home. After extracting and observing DNA from fruit or using hydroponics to grow a plant, your child is sure to be excited and amazed at the world of science.
Tinkerer is all about teaching kiddos to love learning with hands-on building, creating, AND playing. While they are a subscription-based company, they do sell many of their boxes separately. Through their carefully curated boxes, your child has the opportunity to learn about stars by building their own planetarium or shoot some hoops and learn about the science of trajectory after constructing a basketball catapult.
Malaysia Clay Art doesn't just offer an extensive selection of arts and craft supplies, but they also have some super fun and unique craft kits available. If your child ever wanted to try their hand at making soap but you didn't want to spend a fortune on all the specialized ingredients, now is your chance. They have a kit with everything you need to make your very own soap including the molds and essential oil. Additionally, they have kits to make slime, dream catchers, and other papercrafts.
Malaysia Clay Art, www.malaysiaclayart.com
Let your child channel their inner chef with baking kits from Entier. Each of their kits comes with pre-measured ingredients and step-by-step instructions so all that's left to do is the part that kids love; pouring, mixing, baking, and of course eating. They currently have kits to make chocolate chip cookies, banana bread, chocolate pudding, and for a savory option, pizza. Also available are adult drink mixes so after the kids go to bed you can easily whip up a martini and use it to wash down some of those freshly baked cookies. (Please note, they are currently not delivering, pick up or hired delivery like Grab, only. Pick up info is below)
Entier, Pick up your order at Entier from Alila Bangsar (ground level, Botanica+Co) No.58, Jalan Ang Seng, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +(60)16 263 0596, www.takehome.entierfrenchdining.com
Is your child into electronics, building and mechanics? Cytron has developed some truly incredible kits that will get your kiddos excited about coding, building, and learning what goes in to making electronics work. One of their kits is a smart car that you and your child get to assemble, wire, code, and then watch magic happen as the car follows a line on the floor. Fun and learning will be had by all!
Alfa and Friends is a company focused on providing STEM-centric educational programs so you better believe they deliver some incredible hands-on learning activities and experiment kits. You and your child can enjoy experiments such as, making 'snow', powering a clock with a lemon, or making a boat move with steam. Included in each kit is a booklet providing instructions on how to perform the experiment as well as the science behind it. You can purchase each kit separately but Alfa and Friends also provide a subscription service in which your child will receive 5 STEM kits in the mail each month.
Alfa and Friends, www.alfaandfriends.com
This homegrown Malaysian company is aiming to help kids learn, explore, and play through creativity. The mompreneur behind Chubby Fingers Play started out making a safer alternative to traditional crayons, called Ooodoodles, and has now expanded into boxed activities. All sets come with a large coloring mat or canvas, washable markers or Ooodoodle crayons, and supplementary toys and activities depending on the box's theme. Some of the themes include dinosaurs, under the sea, unicorns, and letters and numbers.
Chubby Fingers Play, www.chubbyfingersplay.com