Creative Exploration for Young Kids with GET QURIOUS Explorer Box!

Creative Exploration for Young Kids with GET QURIOUS Explorer Box!

With my son going to preschool this year, I’m on the lookout for educational toys and products to help my son learn.  I love that my boys can use ever-growing technology to make learning fun using innovative and engaging games.  On the flip side, I’m also weary about the type of apps and games my son finds on the phone that are not exactly progressing his development.

As a busy mom feeling like I’m always on-the-go, it is very tempting to just hand my son the phone when I need to get something done.  Don’t get me wrong, there are times when youtube has saved the day but I have to be careful about leaving my son unattended with youtube and even youtube kids.  He loves to scroll and switch shows constantly and sometimes he can find shows that are not appropriate for him at all.  I do allow my son to view a few youtube shows at a time but my son’s expressionless face while blank staring at the phone screen is definitely alarming.

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I don’t mind my son on my phone as long as he’s playing interactive educational games that help my son learn and grow.  Therefore when I look for an game or app on my phone for my son, I’m very particular about what I purchase.  A few months ago, I was able to review the GET QURIOUS Maker Box that my boys loved!  You can see that review here.  In fact, they still play it and so when I had to opportunity to review the new GET QURIOUS Explorer Box, I knew my boys would love it!  

GET QURIOUS is exactly the kind of game I want my boys to play with.  With GET QURIOUS, I know my kids will have fun while learning new things and also using technology in a safe environment.  It’s a bit of peace of mind that I need as a busy mom!  

Creative Exploration for Young Kids with GET QURIOUS Explorer Box

The GET QURIOUS Explorer Box has an awesome interactive app that brings the contents of this box to life for ages 4-8.  The Augmented Reality App is an innovative way to engage young kids into the story!  With the app, kids can scan cards and watch at the Augmented Reality App turns them into animated characters, 3D worlds, and brings story book time to life!  

Similar to the GET QURIOUS Maker Box, the Explorer Box also has 4 Interactive games inside.  However, the Explorer Box uses a different Augmented Reality App then the original GET QURIOUS Maker Box but you can easily find it in the app store or go here and download it for FREE!

Games Included in the GET QURIOUS Explorer Box

Build A Story – Inside the box will be 16 square playing cards: 4 characters, 4 scenarios, 4 planets, and 4 ships.  Similar to playing Mad Libs, you can fill in the blanks of the story line by mixing and matching different combinations of the 16 cards simply by scanning them into each line.  Then read/listen along to the story as it comes to life.  Try a new combination for a new story each time! 

Mask Play – Similar to the Mask Play in the GET QURIOUS Maker Box, you’ll be able to choose from 4 different mask characters to make role-playing come to life!  You’ll be able to record your voice and view how your mask and your voice come to life with the corresponding animated character on the screen!  There’s even an audio mixer for some added fun and giggles!

Build A Spaceship – On the flip side of the 16 playing cards used in the Build A Story game, there will be parts of a 4-piece spaceship.  Customize your very own spaceship, put it together by scanning each piece into the GET QURIOUS Explorer Box App and blast off!  You’ll have 60 seconds to navigate 3D space and avoid the asteroids by maneuvering your phone around to avoid them! 

Treasure Hunt 3D Game  Each Explorer Box comes with 2 two-sided treasure hunt cards for a total of four 3D worlds to explore!  Color them or not, then scan them using the app and watch as the world transforms from page to 3D!  Maneuver your phone around and zoom in and out to find all 10 treasures on each map! 


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As a parent, what I really love about GET QURIOUS is that it encourages STREAM learning.  STREAM stands for:

Science
Technology
Reading
Engineering
Art
Math

GET QURIOUS sparks children’s curiosity, imagination, and discovery as they create stories, assemble puzzles, role-play, or engage in other age-appropriate games and activities that encourage STREAM learning.

Products that have this basis that teaches creatively with the use of innovative technology to learn skills in technical career fields in science, technology, engineering and math is definitely a top reason for parents to love this product!  It is not hard to guess why interactive games like GET QURIOUS are so popular.  These engaging games captures the attention of children and allows them to learn at their level in a fun and memorable way.

Even though my boys are 4 years old and 2 years old, I know that GET QURIOUS is a product that will last them a few years as it does grow with them.  My son plays the Treasure Hunt and Build A Spaceship a lot more than Build A Story or Mask Play as he is familiar with these because of the Maker Box that has similar games.  It was fun to watch my son spin around in circles trying to find all the treasure or maneuver around his spaceship.  He would run around the house pretending to “zoom” through 3D space to avoid asteroids.

What I did notice is the scanning ability of the Augmented Reality App was a lot better than when I first reviewed the Maker Box.  What I really loved about GET QURIOUS Explorer Box was the fact that I could leave my son unattended knowing that he’s playing with technology in a safe environment while I get something done.


GET QURIOUS Explorer Box & GET QURIOUS Maker Box is available online at GetQurious.co or Amazon (Coming soon to Toys R’ Us and Best Buy!) for $19.99! Augmented Reality App FREE!

Coupon ALERT! August 2017 ONLY! Use Coupon Code: EXP50 and get the GET QURIOUS Explorer Box for 50% OFF!

Coming Soon! Nature Box and Adventure Box! PreOrder: $24.99 at GetQurious.co!


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  • Michelle Alferez

    Fantastic review. Nice product to enhance kids imagination while having fun. 👍

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      Thank you!

  • Brandi Beasley

    My son will be eight next month. I think I’ll download it for him. Thanks for sharing! I too don’t mind my kiddos doing more educational apps.

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      That’s awesome! Let me know how you like it! It isn’t just an app, it’s actually an app that accompanies the box you must order online 🙂 Thanks!

  • Meagan Emmons

    It sounds a little young for my 10 year old but I can’t wait until my baby will be old enough to encourage STREAM learning with her. Great post!

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      Thanks! That’s great! My two year old isn’t in the ages either but still loves it anyhow!

  • Melissa Chapman

    I have to tell my siblings about this. We love to keep the kids challenged so this would be a great idea and I like the idea of STREAM learning for all kids.

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      That’s awesome! Thanks for sharing this!

  • http://www.verifiedmom.com/ Phyllis @ Verified Mom

    What a fun box for kids! I wish they had this stuff when mine were younger! It would have been a game changer for them!

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      I bet! They make perfect gifts!

  • http://www.terristeffes.com Terri Steffes

    I am sold! What a fun box to get! I love getting stuff in the mail, so I bet kids do, too!

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      They absolutely do! it’s like a little surprise for them 🙂

  • Marcie

    This looks awesome! My son is also heading to preschool this Fall and I’m always on the hunt for things to keep him busy!

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      This is perfect for you then!

  • Babies to Bookworms

    This looks like an awesome box! I love all of the opportunities for creativity and storytelling!

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      You’ll love this! I hope you try it!

  • Brianne Manz

    What a cool box and I love that it encourages science activities! My girls would go nuts for this as they like all things stem!

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      Thats so good to hear that your girls love it!

  • Rhonda C. James

    Well this seems really cool!!!! Gotta share with my nephew. He is such a science geek LOL

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      LOL Those are the best kind of kids!

  • Darlene Dee

    This box looks cool. There are a lot out there but I don’t think I’ve seem one quite like this!

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      This is definitely innovative!

  • http://www.glamkaren.com Karen Morse

    That sounds like a fun game for the kids. I love giving educational toys to children especially since it helps them learn while having fun. I think play has a huge role in a child’s learning. It’s really nice to have boxes like this for the kids to have fun with while also learning stuff along the way.

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      I agree with you! Thanks so much for visiting!

  • https://thecoffeemom.blog Jessi Joachim

    This looks amazing! My daughter just started pre school and I am always on the hunt for educational things to do and toys as well. I will have to check this out.

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      Mine just started preschool as well and this is something he loves!

  • http://www.wifemommyme.com Stephanie

    I love that idea of a box that focuses on STREAM learning; not many do. I’ll have to check this out for my little guy.

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      That’s great! Let me know what you think!

  • Kelly Hutchinson

    This is something my son would have loved! He was always curious and wanted to explore everything. And to have that in a box?! Perfect!

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      I’m sure he will love it! 🙂

  • Anisa Mkwanazi

    I’d get this for my daughter as she gets older . Learning games and toys are great for them !!

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      Absolutely! <3

  • Dilraz AR Kunnummal

    This sounds very interesting.
    My boy is too little but abything thst develops an interest in STREAM is welcome at our home. This is the best way to use tech for kidsa
    Thank u fr sharing!

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      My other son is 2 years old and still loves to play too! <3

  • Chevelle

    I love subscription boxes, and I haven’t heard of this one yet. My son would love it!

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      Actually this one isn’t a subscription box! but your son will still love it anyway!

  • Erin Diesing Schollaert

    I love subscription boxes–especially educational ones. We normally go by the if it’s raining you can play with electronics rule. So, this would be a great rainy day activity to have on hand. It’s great. Thanks.

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      Actually this isn’t a subscription box but its still amazing! This is perfect for rainy day activities for sure!

  • http://sweetjellybean.com Donah @ SJB

    This Get Curious Game would be the better idea to let kids have. Yeah, with the phone, it is not okay for me. It is so hard to guide them through the phone, it is so easy to wander around and there are a lot of not so good things in the internet..

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      That’s so true and that’s why I love this box, it introduces children to technology in a safe environment!

  • Raluca Lo

    I love educational subscription boxes! I haven’t heard of this one before, so I will certainly check it out! 🙂

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      Actually this isn’t a subscription box but it’s so amazing anyhow!

  • The Salty Mamas

    I love this! Always looking for more unique and fun toys and games for my kids 🙂

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      This one is definitely unique and innovative! You’ll love it!

  • http://www.primebeautyblog.net PrimeBeauty

    Augumented reality is such a cool tech tool. I remember seeing it demonstrated years ago and I’m so glad to see more and more companies are incorporating into their games and learning apps.

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      That’s so cool to hear you’ve heard of augmented reality! Thanks for visiting!

  • Reesa Lewandowski

    What a super cool box! This would be a great birthday present for one of the kids’ friends!

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      You’re so right! This would make a great gift for any kiddo!

  • Nellie Blazina

    This is the Perfect gift idea for my son and nephews. And perfect timing too!

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      That’s awesome to hear! I hope you love it! Let me know 🙂

  • http://parentingpatch.com/ Heather Johnson

    The GET QURIOUS Explorer Box sounds fabulous! I am always looking for new activities that are also educational to do with my kiddos.

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      it is fantastic and if you’re looking for something to introduce your kids to how awesome technology is, this is the game for you!

  • georgiawalsh

    Oh my gosh, that looks like so much fun! I remember when I was little and magazines would come in the mail. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. This is even better.

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      This box is really neat, even though it isn’t a subscription box, receiving one is also a nice surprise 🙂

  • Jenni Petrey

    This sounds and looks like a great idea. Both of my kids would love this.

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      I agree 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

  • Nicole Kamai Couchman

    This would be so fun to get in the mail!! Looks like he loves it!!

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      He absolutely does!

  • http://www.briebrieblooms.com/ Heather

    This would be perfect for my daughters. My two year old would absolutely love these activities with her big sister!

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      My two year old loves it too!

  • Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com

    What a really wicked box! I love boxes like this that can get creative for kids. Mine love having boxes that they can explore and have fun with.

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      THen you’re kids will definitely love this!

  • Hanna J Smith

    This is cool!! Kids love using the phones and iPads anyways so it’s awesome that this is a thing!

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      Yes this is perfect way to introduce kids to technology!

  • http://thegoodheartedwoman.com Renée ♥ The Good Hearted Woman

    This looks like a great box option for kids. As a teacher, I really appreciate the increasing opportunities available to parents to encourage and inspire STEM/STEAM/STREAM learning at home.

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      Thats awesome to hear! Glad this is teacher approved!

  • Nicole

    This is absolutely perfect! My son just started daycare and when we are out and about he is always wanting to play with my phone! I agreed that I didn’t mind as much if he was on it as long as there was something educational for him! I will definitely be looking into getting this for my son! Thanks for sharing!

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      You’ll love this for your kid especially if he wants to spend time on your phone!

  • Brittany Muddamalle

    These are my kind of subscription boxes! I love fun ways to teach kids. Especially because I’m a homeschool mom! I love trying new things for my kids!

    • http://www.mommyengineering.com Mommy Engineering

      Actually it isn’t a subscription box but its still pretty amazing!

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