First 5 California Program Inspires “The Storytelling Box”

Tustin, CA – On November 13 2015, Mark Feldstein launched a Kickstarter campaign for Thinkbx, a new company that combines creative solutions to unique themes, all in an elegant craftsman box keepsake. 

According to the First 5 California website, “Research shows 90 percent of a child’s brain develops in the first five years of life. Making those years count is what First 5 California is all about. Our focus is to educate parents and caregivers about the important role they play in their children’s first years.”

This breakthrough in child development research is what inspired Mark Feldstein, a CFO of a local pool remodeling company, to develop The Storytelling Box and his new company, Thinkbx.

Feldstein made it a habit, when his daughter was young, to create spontaneous stories and tell them to his daughter to entertain her on long car rides, planes, even restaurants. According to Feldstein, he was simply engaging his daughter but, per First 5 California’s vision, he was actually encouraging his daughter’s language skills, memory, and imagination.

“I realized that I had helped my own daughter’s brain development without even realizing it. I simply told her stories. I guess I got that talent from being with my Step-Dad who created Mad Magazine,” Feldstein explains.

The Storytelling Box is a collection of 300 cards. 100 are story “prompts” to inspire an adult or older child to tell an original story with embellishment. The remaining 200 cards contain either a story-inspiring image or word where participants can randomly pick a card and begin a story and then by continuing to pick cards, build on the story idea. 

Feldstein quickly realized that one box does not make a company so he has spent the past 8 months developing other themes, such as The Date Box, The Bucket List Box and the I.O.U. Box. So far, they have 10 box themes in all.

In exchange for pledging to the project, backers can gain access to a variety of rewards including the theme of their choice in a Desert Sun style box for $55, a Chestnut style box for $60, or a Terra Cotta style box for $65. Each box is box engraved with art and their unique personal message.

For more information, please visit the Kickstarter page here or contact the creator below. 

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Company Name: Thinkbx
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