Ten years ago, when I started my professional career as an Occupational Therapist, I knew I was destined to work with children. Since then, I have worked with kids of various ages anywhere from birth to 10 years old. There is something so magical about being able to shape young minds and why I dedicated over a decade of my life to do so. Over the course of this time, I have also become a mom of two. I found myself asking the same questions, most parents asked me over the years, "Which toys do I buy to nurture my child's growth and development?", "How do I choose what is age appropriate and
safe for my child to use?" and "How can I possibly pick something when there are millions of options on the market?".
After years of offering advice, I fell in love with the idea of how to simplify this process for all parents, caretakers and gift givers. Studies show that approximately 90% of brain development happens before the age of 5. What can we as caregivers and a community, do for our children to provide them an exceptional foundation for learning? How can we possibly give them the right tools when the choices are so vast and different? This is where the inspiration for Curio Bin was born. It is not only a business but a personal life mission. What would the world look like if all of our children were exposed to multi-sensory, age appropriate, educational and self-guided play that would help develop social, cognitive and motor skills? Having those toys come conveniently to our home, professionally curated, hand packed with care, and with a detailed activity guide, will hopefully make this dream a reality for your family. We hope you enjoy our bins as much as we love making them.