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Q&A with Iksplor co-founder Karissa Akin

Karissa Akin and Kailey Gieck are the co-founders and sister duo behind Iksplor, a 100% merino wool clothing line for newborns and kids. Their mission is to create functional layers born for adventure, to help get kids get outside and stay outside longer! Iksplor is currently in the prototype phase, and Karissa and Kailey are excited to be building a community passionate about getting little ones outside in quality clothing that lasts!

At Wonderkin, we’re passionate about quality gear and highlighting female entrepreneurs and thought leaders working to advance the children’s nature play movement. We know you’ll enjoy learning more about Karissa’s story…

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Q&A with Stick-lets Founder Christina Kazakia

We’re always excited to come across businesses that share our commitment to getting kids back outdoors and connected to nature. One of the most exciting examples in this space is Stick-lets, a company that sells simple, reusable silicon connectors that turn sticks you scavenge outdoors into fantastic building materials. Their tag-line - “because mother nature misses us” - gets us every time! We were thrilled to include Stick-lets in the Wonderkin Tree Box, and to have the opportunity to learn more about the company’s founder, Christina Kazakia…

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Q&A with Children at Nature Play sign creator Michael Barton

Since we believe so strongly in the importance of nature play for children, we're always looking for new and creative ways to spread awareness to a broader audience. Enter the Children at Nature Play sign, created by stay-at-home dad Michael Barton. 

Playing off of the standard "Slow: Children at Play" signs often seen in neighborhoods or near parks, which request of their viewers to slow down their approaching vehicle, the “slow” in this sign seeks to urges viewers to slow down their minds and busy schedules and take notice of the joy and wonder that children exhibit when playing in nature. 

We had the opportunity to connect with the sign's creator, Michael Barton, and are excited to share with you about the work that he's doing to support the nature play movement.

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Q&A with Free Forest School founder Anna Sharratt

At Wonderkin, we believe nature play is a right, not a privilege. That's why one dollar from every box we sell goes to support organizations that promote accessibility to outdoor play and learning experiences, like Free Forest School, an organization that opens the door to nature play and child-led learning for thousands of children by empowering parents and caregivers to provide it themselves.

We had the opportunity to connect with Free Forest School founder Anna Sharratt, and loved hearing about the inspiration behind FFS and the incredible work they're doing to support nature play for all.

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Q&A With Children's Book Author Dianna Hutts Aston

When we were curating the Wonderkin Nest Box, we immediately knew that Dianna Hutts Aston's book A Nest Is Noisy would be the perfect title to include. The simple, poetic text and eye-catching illustrations make it a favorite for little ones, while older readers (adults included!) will find lots to learn in the carefully researched supporting text included on every page. 

Dianna is passionate about spreading love and appreciation for the natural world, and it was an honor to get to talk with her!

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Q&A with Biddle and Bop founder Jessica Schaefer

At Wonderkin, we know that good gear can make or break your outdoor exploration time. That's why every Wonderkin box includes exclusive promo codes for brands we trust to deliver top-notch gear that will make your outdoor adventures more comfortable and stylish. This month we're featuring Biddle and Bop, a company that features waterproof, all weather Scandinavian kids' gear that’s both affordable and play worthy.

Jessica Schaefer singlehandedly runs Biddle and Bop from the NYC outskirts in suburban New Jersey. She has three young children, all of whom love trail hikes and backyard play, and are on a first name basis with the package delivery drivers. Jessica has traveled the globe and now shares her love of adventure through Biddle and Bop. 

We're excited to share her story with you...

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