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I’m a homeschooling mom to our 4-year-old son, Ziggy. For now, we are not using any curriculum. We figure it’s not yet necessary given his age. So, usually I just source learning materials online or from our local bookstores. Sometimes I DIY them.

I admit it can be a bit challenging though to look for appropriate and fun materials to use especially since I’m also busy with work and other household responsibilities. So, I’ve been on the lookout for materials that will make our homeschool life more fun for my son and myself as well.

That is why I was so thrilled when I chanced upon the BuriBox. I don’t remember exactly but I think I first saw it from a newsletter sent to my email. Anyway, I did an unboxing of the October BuriBox over on Periscope (follow me there @JaniceLim) last Sunday. In case you missed it, let me tell you what it’s all about here.


The BuriBox was created by Adarna House, the leading publisher of children’s books in the Philippines. If you purchase Adarna books, you’d know that they’re usually bilingual, featuring the English and Filipino language. This is done so that children can easily learn both languages.

I think this is really important for Filipino kids. Our Ziggy is actually not yet fluent in Filipino though we’ve been teaching him more Filipino words and phrases already. We have a long way to go though.

Well, they figured out that it will probably be easier and more convenient to get these books to more families by curating a box of books and other educational materials that parents can subscribe to every month. Thus, the BuriBox was born. They actually launched the first one just this month. That’s the one from the photo above.

Of course, I was super excited to try it that I immediately signed up for their newsletter. However, I didn’t purchase immediately because I wanted to discuss it with the hubby first. A few days later though, I got an email from the BuriBox team saying that I won their raffle and that they were sending me the October BuriBox for free. Yay! I was super happy about that.

Anyway, there are two kinds you can choose from.

Toddler BuriBox (for 3 – 5 year olds)

  • 4 – 5 new preschool books every month
  • multiple worksheets, activities and art materials every month

Young Reader BuriBox (for 6 – 8 year olds)

  • 5 new storybooks every month
  • multiple worksheets, activities and art materials every month

The BuriBox has the following features:

  • Made for the Filipino child – features concepts they can relate to
  • Bilingual – in Filipino and English
  • Free delivery for Metro Manila only (for now)
  • Curated by experts and educators

I, of course, ordered the Toddler BuriBox for Ziggy and here’s what it contains.



It comes with an envelop for the parents. Inside is a Parents’ Guide that gives details about each of the books and activities in the kit.


It had two (2) board books (Sampung Mga Daliri and The World Around Me) and two (2) activity books (Figure this Out and Magkulay Tayo).


It contains several art materials including a clay set, 3 colors of poster paint and a box of crayons.


It also contains eight (8) activity sheets. Adarna made sure that all the activities had something to do with the featured books. That way, learning of the concepts will be further reinforced. Take note that even the activity sheets are bilingual.


As you can see here, these two activity sheets work with the Sampung Mga Daliri book. These were the first activities Ziggy and I tried together. I read him the book, taught him how to sing the song and then asked him to trace his hands on paper using paint. He thought it was really fun! Success!


Sampung Mga Daliri is actually the first Filipino song I’ve ever taught him so he’s still struggling with the words. But I’m sure he’ll get it eventually. I love how just one song/book already teaches him several Filipino words including numbers and body parts.

There’s also an activity that teaches kids how to make their own clay using ingredients that you can find in the kitchen. But the box also contains this clay set that the kids can start with.


Ziggy played with it with the help of older sister, Ziya.


The coloring book, coloring sheet, crayons and paint go together too.


Because we only got the kit a few days ago, we haven’t been able to try everything yet. However, I can already say that it’s a hit with my son and with me too. It makes homeschooling him fun. Plus, it lessens the time I spend online researching for stuff to teach Ziggy. The box already contains activities that I can probably spread out to at least two weeks. Plus, they’re made from good quality materials too.

Another thing I love about it is the fact that it only costs P 799. Considering what the box contains, I’d say it’s a sweet deal! Imagine how much it would cost you to buy similar books and materials somewhere else? It would definitely be worth more than P799. So, this one is really a steal.

Right now though, they only accept Paypal payments and can only ship within Metro Manila. However, I heard they’re working on coming up with other payment and shipping options. So, stay tuned for that!

I highly recommend you guys check out the BuriBox for your kids. Even if you don’t homeschool them, the books and activities will still be great supplementary learning materials for your kids. Check them out at BuriBox.com now!


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  1. I was excited while I was reading your post. But in the end, I got sad because they are not yet available nationwide. Hope they will be open for nationwide delivery soon.
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    1. Awww, it’s really too bad they can’t ship nationwide just yet. But I’m sure they’ll be able to do so soon. Stay tuned! 🙂
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  2. Wow!! I admire your dedication to homeschool your children, Mommy! 🙂 Great job! 🙂
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    1. Well, I only homeschool one but thanks! 🙂
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  3. This is so great! I love this box! The worksheets are really helpful for toddlers. 🙂
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    1. Oh yes, they are. My son really has fun with the activities.
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  4. I love it! It’s really a sweet deal! Php799 per box is not bad at all.
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  5. This is a nice and fun idea!(: I love that some of the books are in Filipino too! Will check this out. Thanks for sharing Janice!

  6. That’s really nice! I hope they ship out of Manila na soon coz I’m from Cebu. I have a 4-year old too but we’re not homeschooling. P799 is such a great deal for sure!

  7. I really wanted to get my Little V a BuriBox but yun nga they only accept Paypal 🙁 I hope they can have more payment options soon.
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  8. Thanks for the introduction to this product! I’m not homeschooling my son but I am preparing him for Kindergarten.
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  9. This is really great. Thank you so much for sharing this, and noted to my list. I love their books 🙂
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  10. I am actually looking for activities like these for my daughter. Thanks for sharing the info!

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  11. Wow that looks as exciting as opening a BDJ box but it’s like the kids edition. 🙂
    I know it really can be tough to teach our kids but so rewarding at the end.

  12. Hi Janice! This really looks like a great sub box for education! I wish it was available years ago, it would have helped my daughter learn and integrate more Filipino. Right now it’s already too young for her, as she’s turning 10 and entering middle school next year.
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  13. Can’t wait for my son to have his own Buri Box! 🙂

  14. Home schooling must be tough especially when you have other errants to run. Kudos to you for having a grip on it while still being able to tend to your other responsibilities.

    I have to mention that the Buri box sounds interesting. We probably have our own version of it here in Germany, and having it in two languages is incredible!

    Thanks for sharing

  15. Aww.. we live in Bulacan therefore I can’t order from them yet. Will surely subscribe as soon as they start delivering to provinces!
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  16. wow this is nice! I think you can save pa from going to a bookstore. Will definitely try this one. Thanks for sharing!
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  17. I like to try this one for my Little Kulit 🙂 thanks for sharing mommy

  18. Ang galing! Parang gusto ko mag-order ng Buri box for Ykaie.
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  19. I love how the Buribox encourages creativity among young children! I think that is one of the best ways for them to learn and think
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  20. i am excited to find out more about this subscription box and equally excited for my own box to arrive! This will be perfect for home-schooling mums or for those who want to supplement what their children learn in school at home, like me! ^_^

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  24. I wonder what they offer for older kids. Do they have boxes for chidlren 10-12yo?
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