toucanBoxes are tailored for children from 3 to 8. Our craft instructions are picture-led with simple sentences so kids can lead the creation process. toucanBox encourages children to do the activities for themselves; with older children it allows them to complete crafts on their own.
Younger children may require some more specific guidance at points; for example, if a step requires good fine motor movement to cut something out. These steps are highlighted with a ‘grown-up assistance’ symbol. When working with younger children, or children with special educational needs, it sometimes proves helpful to take turns; a parent or carer could do step two while your child tackles step one.
It’s also important to note that while our art projects come with set instructions and a desired outcome, your child should be allowed to explore and investigate on their own. If the instructions say to use red, blue and yellow paint bit your child wants to paint in green, let them experiment and observe what happens. Let the creative process reign supreme as the fun, joy and discovery begins!