KidArtLit deliveries are created for children ages 3-8. Our books and projects are curated to meet the developmental needs of most children within this age range.
In short, Deluxe deliveries have two art kits, and Spark kits have one art kit.
Deluxe deliveries are the original KidArtLit boxes. They include a hardback picture book and two full art kits. One kit is a Ready-Set-Go Pack that can be completed as soon as your box arrives, and the other in a multi-step process art kit.
Spark boxes joined the KidArtLIt family in the fall of 2018 as a ‘little sibling’ to our Deluxe offering. They include the same new-release book as the Deluxe deliveries, but they have one full kit instead of two. The Art Spark projects are similar to the Ready-Set-Go projects.
Beginning in November of 2018, all Deluxe and Spark memberships also come with a free Digital membership! You'll get a montly pdf magazine that includes a list of picture books to complement the month's theme, a free music playlist, and at-least three printable activities to extend the fun & learning.
KidArtLit offers open-ended and process-based projects as companions to high-quality children’s literature. Unlike crafts or other activities in which there is one expected outcome or correct way to “do” the activity, KidArtLit projects are designed to let your family connect and to help you explore art mediums without expectation for outcomes or end products.
Our projects include a variety of ways for children to explore concepts and materials and develop their own ideas, and this helps you connect authentically while avoiding power struggles & meltdowns. You never have to worry if the projects will "work" or look "right."
We love a good caterpillar craft as much as the next moms, but we believe process-based art experiences are the best way for children to develop problem-solving skills, confidence, and perseverance.
KidArtLit Deluxe and Spark memberships are automatically renewed on the first of the month after the end of the membership term (e.g. 1, 3, 6 or 12-months). Digital members are billed on the 15th.
You can turn off auto-renewals any time through your Customer Portal. This will stop your account from being renewed at the end of your current term. You can also skip specific deliveries if you are traveling or entering a busy season of life.
Prepaid Plans: Please note, members on a 3-, 6-, or 12- month plan will continue to receive deliveries until the end of their current prepaid billing period. Refunds are not issued mid-term because KidArtLit bases staffing and purchasing decisions based on demand.
Nope! Each of our boxes includes the supplies you will need to complete the art project(s) two times, so they are perfect for siblings, play dates, and parent-child bonding time.
Deluxe and Spark deliveries can be customized to include supplies for up to eight kids. We love being able to serve large families, homeschooling co-ops, scout troops, kids art studios, and library programs!
Yes! KidArtLit deliveries are perfect for kids 3-8 years old.
Even if your children are able to read independently, we encourage you to continue family read alouds using picture books. The frequency of reading aloud in American homes drops significantly after age five, even though older kids report that they enjoy being read to and benefit greatly from the practice (Scholastic’s “Kids & Family Reading Report”). And, if you think picture books are just for little kids, think again. Picture books are great jumping off points for deep discussions, include rich vocabulary, and are works of art in themselves.
When it comes to kids' art, KidArtLit projects are process-oriented in nature. That means all kids can approach them in their own unique way. While your three-year-old's project will look different from your eight-year-old's in the end, there is no wrong way to enjoy the inspiration and materials we include.
Our deliveries include carefully selected titles that are either brand new releases or from boutique or international publishing houses. We choose books that are artful, meaningful, and have that special something your family will fall in love with. We hope you will be surprised and delighted by each new book, but if you do happen already own a title, contact us when you receive your monthly spoiler at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
You won’t have to wait long for your first delivery! When you join between the 1st and 15th of the month, your box will ship on or around 15th, When you join between the 15th and the end of the month, your box will ship within three business days. If we sell out of the current delivery, you will receive one of the boxes from our Past Box Shop as inventory allows. You will be notified by e-mails when your package ships.
KidArtLit offers fast, discounted, flat-rate shipping worldwide with door-to-door tracking.
Spark kits ship for $7.95, and Deluxe kits are delivered for $8.95 in the USA.
Canada-bound boxes ship for $18.95, while all other international orders ship for $25 a month.
When you join KidArtLit as a Digital subscriber, you’ll receive your first pdf by e-mail right away. Digital memberships renew, and new issues are delivered, on the 15th of each month.
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