About this project
The Storytelling Box can help prevent this possible future:
Want to share memorable moments with your children? The Storytelling Box is filled with 300 inspirations to help you tell original stories.
Our Storytelling Box inspires original and fun tales of imagination and helps a child develop language, cognitive and communication skills...and give the technology a break. 300 cards are enclosed divided into three groups; 100 original story ideas, 100 story-inspiring words and 100 delightful images. Use the idea prompts and run with your own exciting tale or play story-building games with the words and images. Take it anywhere for instant entertainment.
Thinkbx boxes are made in America and we laser-engrave your personal message on the lid of every box to your child or children.
It's a shame you can't feel and hold the boxes themselves so you'll just have to take our word for it - these are beautifully made. Top quality by craftsmen. 3 different styles, all made in the US out of hardwood maple or cherry. The hinges are embedded in the wall of the box - you never see a screw - and the finish is a 4-step process enhancing the richness and natural luster of the wood. We are proud of the quality of the boxes themselves.
How did this all come about?
My wife is Chinese. I'm not. When our daughter, Quina, was young, we often had 11-course restaurant dinners with my wife's family. Everyone spoke in Cantonese except my daughter and I. So, to keep her entertained, I told her stories I made up. This became our family "thing" - stories in the car, plane rides - you get the idea. To this day, she can recite her favorite stories and, I know, one day will tell her children. Read how important the first 5 years of our children's development is here: http://www.first5california.com/ and you will know I did the right thing (without knowing it).
You can read more on our website: http:/thinkbx.com.
Thank you, everyone, for your support!
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge is, if this campaign is wildly successful, how will we fulfill all the orders with our box manufacturer and personalized engravings? Our manufacturer can currently produce 200 boxes a day and is willing to expand so we don't think that will be a problem. We do have 2 other companies, though, on stand-by. The personalized engraving is the bigger challenge. We are prepared to rent a space and purchase several engravers and get help, if needed. That's a good problem to have.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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