FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For students and parents

Teachers & Educators go here.

Why should I choose unboxED?

unboxED is unique in different ways:

  1. unboxED is the only solution that brings literacy and STEM learning together in a subscription box model.

  2. The continuity between the literacy and STEM boxes ensures deeper learning and understanding in children.

  3. unboxED challenges children to use their imagination, creativity, critical thinking ability, and does not give students only 'Do It Yourself' toys.

  4. unboxED is based on research-based solutions to enhance student learning along with engagement.

  5. unboxED comes from a group of educationists with a combined experience of over 20 years. 

What will be provided in each box in the unboxED: Full Year?

Each box will either have a focus on building literacy skills or STEM skills. In the literacy box, the students will get one story book, and at least 6-8 activities including games, puzzles, worksheets, tasks, etc. The STEM box will have a series of 3-4 activities which lead to making a final product like a kaleidoscope, or other complex machines. The box will provide students a detailed manual along with worksheets which will help them learn by doing.

Can the children engage with activities in the box independently or not?

Each box is age appropriate and has clear instructions so that children are engaged. However, we feel that the best learning experience for the child is in presence of an adult who is there as a sounding board and support. There are some activities like cutting, sticking, etc. in the STEM box that will require adult supervision.

What if I want to cancel my subscription?

We would strongly urge you not to cancel the subscription till about 4-6 months. This is because:

  1. It takes some time for children to get used to the independent learning activities. 

  2. It takes at least a couple of months for students to start showing the effects of their learning.

  3. The students will be exposed to a new topic every two months.

In spite of these, if you would like to cancel the subscription, please write to info@things-education.com.

When will the first box be shipped? What date will each box be shipped each month?

Your box will be shipped within 48 hours of your order. The first box should reach you in maximum 5-7 working days across India. Shipping outside India will take longer depending on the country. 

For our subscription products, the best learning experience for the child if they get to spend a month with the box contents. So, the next box will be scheduled to reach approximately one month after the first box.

Is there any fee for shipping? 

Delivery is FREE all over India. Shipping costs may apply outside India, depending on the country.

Is cash on delivery available?

Unfortunately, cash on delivery is not available at this moment. 

What if there is a change in the shipping address in the middle of the subscription?

That's no problem. Write to us at info@things-education.com with your new address details. We encourage you to write to us as early as possible, so that we don't ship the next box to your old address.

What if the delivered package is damaged?

If the package is damaged from the outside, please do not accept the package from the delivery person. 

In case the box or any of its components are damaged, please write to us at info@things-education.com with a picture or video of the damage, and we will be happy to replace the box or specific components. 

Are the boxes and the contents safe for children?

All boxes and their components are safe for children. There are some activities in certain boxes that may require adult supervision. We encourage you to read the Parent Instruction Booklet or the Parent Sheet in each of the boxes. 

Do you have any promotional offers or discounts?

Yes! We offer some discounts and scholarships from time to time. Please visit our website for updates. Alternatively, please follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for details. 

How will I know if my order in confirmed?

Once the payment is successful, you will receive a confirmation email within 2-4 hours. 

 

For teachers and educators

I am interested in holding one of the workshops at my organisation/school. What is the process?

Please write to info@things-education.com about your interest. Please include:

  1. Your name and affiliation to the organisation

  2. Organisation's name

  3. The workshop(s) you are interested in

  4. For how many teachers? Which grades do these teachers teach?

Once you write to us, give us five working days to respond. We will first get in touch with you over email and then have a call to understand the customisations needed to fit your exact needs. 

After details of the workshop are finalised, we will send you a confirmation email with these details.

I am an individual teacher interested in attending one of your workshops. Is that possible?

Unfortunately, we cannot conduct workshops for individual teachers. You may:

  1. Ask your colleagues also to join and if there is a big enough group, we will be able to hold the workshop.

  2. Fill up this interest form, and when there is a minimum number of teachers for a workshop, we will get in touch with you.

What is Teacher Professional Development? And why is it necessary?

Teacher Professional Development (TPD) is not unique to Things Education. This is in fact a world-wide phenomenon, where teachers, individually, seek out professional development opportunities. In India, TPD is more institutionalised - it happens if the organisation wants teachers upgrade certain skills. In fact India's National Education Policy (NEP) of 2020 specifically mentions TPD as one of its fundamental principles "...to guide the education system".

In simple terms, TPD is a continuous process of learning new skills and knowledge needed to deliver the highest quality of education to our students. TPD skills include lesson planning, classroom management and leveraging students’ internal motivation to learn, while TPD knowledge includes conceptual knowledge in literacy, numeracy, science and social science.

What is unique about Teacher Professional Development from Things Education?

The latest research is mostly not available to practicing teachers due to time or other constraints. The TPD from Things Education helps bridge the gap between latest research and the classroom. We do this by sharing tips on how to incorporate the latest methods, tools and techniques to existing lesson plans. 

Our team of experts is equipped with experience of more than 10-12 years. We have specifically used the latest tools and techniques in pedagogy in their classrooms with success.