How often can I get the Playbox?

You can sign up anytime, however our box is sent out bi-monthly. Our subscription choices are varied, from gift purchases through to 12 month subscription options (6 boxes per year). See below for further information regarding how the bi-monthly billing works.

Is it only for children aged 3 - 7 years?

At this stage the box is most suited to children within this approximate age bracket. If your child loves picture books and loves creative activities then it may suit them too. We are looking at expanding the box age range in the future.

How many children does the box materials cater for?

The PLAYBOX contains enough materials for a single child to complete the activities twice or enough materials for two children do complete the activities together. 

What is in The Book Playbox?

Each bi-monthly box is new and exciting. It will arrive to your door with a quality hardcover children's picture book, and two art based activities. The of which is the Play Kit this is the starter activity and then to follow we have the main Create Kit activity. The art materials are supplied for all activities and the box comes with instructions and images.

How does the bi-monthly subscription and billing work?

Our key shipping dates are the 5th of January, March, May, July, September and November. Sign up before the 5th of the key shipping month and you will be billed immediately, you will receive your box that month. If you sign up after the 5th you will be billed immediately but that box won't be shipped until the 5th of the following month. For example if you signed up on the 3rd of May, your box will be sent out on the 5th of May, because it was purchased before the cut off shipping date. However if you signed up on the 6th of May your box will be sent on the 5th of June. The bi-monthly boxes are distributed across two months. Our renewal date is on the 15th of the month, renewal will not happen until your box has been sent. 

Shipping costs?

We have a flat shipping fee within New Zealand of $10.00 NZD and this includes local, urban, rural and across country shipping. Tracking and signature approval can be arranged if required. International fees to Australia are $20.00 NZD. Do you live in a different country and would like to receive a book box? Please contact us regarding shipping costs to your country.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes we do offer shipping to Australia, and the US. These shipping costs vary from the standard New Zealand shipping cost. Contact us for more information. For all other countries please get in touch if you would like to know about shipping to your region.

Are you ready to subscribe to The Book Playbox?


Each bi-monthly PLAYBOX will have a new hardcover picture book, accompanied by two creative art-based activities. Read the story aloud and create the activities. The combination of the book and art activities are there to help encourage discussions about the book  and developing language skills. The art-based activities help reinforce themes within the book as well as encouraging creativity and art making processes. Children will have fun learning through being read to and with creative play.