*Disclosure: I was sent the item(s) in this post for review, free of charge. There was no exchange of money and the opinions are 100% my own.
Every day, as a parent, I reflect upon the world that we are raising our children in. Unlike when I was a child, my children are exposed to many more people and negative things through the internet and technology. So, it is important to me to teach them from a very young age what kinds of words they should use and which ones are considered unkind or "tacky". With this in mind, I am really glad I was given the opportunity to review Tacky Box!
ABOUT TACKY BOX (source: www.tackybox.com)
A mother and grandmother duo created Margo’s (Max’s) Magnificent Choice, a book sold with The Tacky Box Set, which is an effective parenting tool as well as a fun read for children.
The two books – gender specific to the child but otherwise the same – illustrate the negative effect of tacky words and behaviors and the rewards of choosing kindness. Margo’s (Max’s) Magnificent Choice is a 32-page hardcover book. Each page has a brightly-colored original watercolor painting that will capture the imagination and interest of young children. The fun story is an affirmation of the power of choosing to be kind and introduces children to the concept of locking up unkind words and actions in the tacky box and never using them again.
Through the pages of these beautifully illustrated books, children will follow Margo (Max) the Monkey as they learn the value of choosing kind words over tacky words. Boys and girls will want to emulate the monkey’s magnificent choice to refrain from repeating tacky language that he or she is sure to hear.
A wise old owl equips Margo (Max) with a Tacky Box to help her (him) lock up undesirable words and remove them from heart and mind. After reading the book, parents can present their child with his or her own authentic Tacky Box. The act of decorating the Tacky Box transforms the box into the child’s personal property.
The Tacky Box becomes a visual tool to help remind children to choose kind words and get rid of undesirable ones. Parents will be amazed at the effectiveness of writing the tacky word on a piece of paper and putting it in the box. Children become the example of good manners and a kind heart.
The Tacky Box Set includes a hardback copy of Margo’s (Max’s) Magnificent Choice, an authentic, stamped 5”x8” wooden Tacky Box, a note pad with the image of Max and Margo, and suggestions for use from the authors. For optimal success, all three must work together.
My kids LOVE books, so as soon as we received this package they wanted to read the book: Max's Magnificent Choice. In the book, an owl come to Max and helps him determine the words and actions that are tacky. He gives Max his very own tacky box to lock up these tacky things!
After reading the story, the kids had a chance to decorate the box with fun stickers. They actually loves the images of the monkeys on the top, so they put the stickers all around them on the top and then covered the inside of the box.
Little A. (2 years) is still a little young to interact with the box, but it's good for Big N.(4 years). It is a physical place for him to put the words that are unkind and lock them up forever, never to be said again. One example is that we don't allow him to say "I want" when he wants something. Although this isn't necessarily "unkind", in our home we consider it disrespectful and require the kids to say "May I please have" when they want something.
Stay tuned for installment two of the Tacky Box and how it's improving Big N.'s words and actions in our house! Also, there will be a giveaway for a Tacky Box set!