We are dedicated to empowering children to become the best version of themselves through the power of science and mental health. We believe that every child has the potential to have the confidence to become who they were meant to be.
Our mission is to inspire curiosity and wonder in young minds by providing engaging and interactive content that encourages exploration and discovery while promoting emotional intelligence and well-being.
Mermaid Discovery Boxes
About The Owner
Welcome to my quirky corner of the internet! I'm Heather, a chemical engineer by day, a dreamer by night, and an advocate for both STEM education and mental wellness. So grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back, and let's dive into my story.
After graduating college with my degree in chemical engineering, I found myself diving headfirst into the exhilarating world of oil fields. Picture me with a hard hat, exploring the globe, and getting a taste of adventure that only the oil industry can provide. But amidst the jet-setting and drilling, I couldn't help but notice the glaring gap in STEM education across schools worldwide. It was like discovering a secret code that needed to be cracked.
Then came 2020, the year of unexpected plot twists. In the height of a pandemic, I tied the knot with my amazing husband. We had dreams of starting a family, but life had other plans. Multiple miscarriages left us heartbroken, but we're resilient souls, and our journey isn't over yet.
In 2023, the puzzle pieces fell into place when I was diagnosed with bipolar II. Suddenly, everything made sense. This life-altering revelation ignited a passion within me to not only spread STEM awareness to little budding minds but also advocate for mental health. I firmly believe that building confidence from within at an early age sets the stage for lifelong success.
Why choose between STEM education and mental wellness when we can have the best of both worlds? By combining these two pillars, I aim to equip children with all the tools they need to become the very best versions of themselves. It's like a chemistry experiment where we mix imagination, problem-solving, resilience, and self-care to create a concoction of unstoppable potential.
So, welcome to my little corner of the universe, where we celebrate the wonders of science, embrace the quirks of life, and promote mental wellness with a sprinkle of humor and a dash of wit. Together, let's ignite the sparks of curiosity, encourage growth, and empower the next generation to dream big, think boldly, and conquer their own unique adventures.
Thank you for joining me on this journey. Let's make STEM education and mental wellness the superpowers that shape our future. Together, we can make a difference, one curious mind at a time.
How are your discovery boxes different from other boxes on the market?
We take mental wellness and combine it with the science and technology side of things for an overall holistic, yet learning experience in the following ways:
- Learning and Skill Development: Your Discovery Boxes offer a wide range of activities focused on STEM, mental health, and fun. By engaging in these activities, kids have the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, creativity, and emotional intelligence. The hands-on nature of the activities promotes active learning and fosters a growth mindset.
- Reduced Screen Time: With the diverse and engaging activities included in your Discovery Boxes, kids are encouraged to spend less time in front of screens. By providing alternative sources of entertainment and learning, you help reduce screen dependency and promote a healthy balance between technology and offline experiences.
- Building Confidence and Self-Esteem: The activities in your Discovery Boxes are designed to be age-appropriate and promote a sense of accomplishment. As children successfully complete projects, explore STEM concepts, and engage in discussions around mental health, they build confidence in their abilities and develop a positive self-image. This sense of achievement contributes to their overall well-being and personal growth.
How can STEM promote mental health?
STEM can promote mental health in several ways. It promotes problem solving which can improve cognitive function and reduce stress, while mindfulness exercises can help individuals regulate their emotions and manage anxiety. Additionally, learning about STEM concepts can foster a sense of curiosity and engagement, which can lead to a sense of purpose and increased resilience.
What age range is suitable for your products?
Our discovery boxes are designed for children aged 4-12 years old, and our Loomie Books are suited for kids 2-6 year olds.
What types of activities are included in the discovery boxes?
Our discovery boxes include mind dough, zen sand, terrarium, bath bombs and more surprises that promote critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity, as well as mental health activities that promote mindfulness, emotional regulation, and positive self-talk.