Our Design Philosophy

Each Toolbox is carefully planned to contain a balanced blend of important qualities.

We rate the various qualities of each Toolbox on a five point scale. Providing the most value for your money means favoring some qualities over others, and this gives each Toolbox its own unique feel.

A Five Means:

  • Quality: Materials are durable, professional grade, or name brand
  • Activities: Includes many activities, levels of difficulty, and uses
  • Aesthetics: Provides children with an experience of beauty or use natural materials
  • Montessori: Includes official materials, traditional activities, and faithful to general principles (AMS)
  • Imagination: Activities transport the imagination to encourage active, child-led learning

A Four Means:

  • Quality: Conscious mix of economy and durable materials
  • Activities: Several activities, uses, and levels of difficulty
  • Aesthetics: Generally experience beauty or natural materials
  • Montessori: Activities mostly follow AMS guidelines
  • Imagination: Activities and theme encourage the imagination

Sample Chart for Shells and Starfish


Sample Chart for Mad Scientist