Thursday, February 6, 2014

Little Passports Review ~Travel the World From the Comfort of Your Livingroom!

Want to get your kids interested in History, Geography, and other cultures?  If so, Little Passports is the way to go.  With their colorful maps, interesting letters, and fun activities from around the world your child is guaranteed to stay interested and engaged.
Little Passports is recommended for children ages 5-12, but might still peak the interest of a curious 4 year old.  A subscription can be ordered for $10.95 a month, shipping included, and can be cancelled at any time.  This is a great way to introduce children to new cultures and to discover new worlds.  Here is a list of the possible countries your child can “travel” to.
First Month’s Explorer Kit (World Edition) includes:
  • Travel suitcase with an introductory letter from Sofia and Sam and a postcard
  • Giant map covering all corners of the globe to keep track of travels
  • Travel passport (similar to the real thing in size and everything)
  • Stickers
  • Activity sheet- when completed reveals your next travel destination
  • Boarding Pass that includes access codes to Little Passports online games and activities

For each additional month your child will receive:
  • An adventure letter from Sam and Sofia
  • Fun souvenirs and gifts from each new country that they visit
  • Stickers to fill your child’s passport
  • A map
  • Photos from that country’s particular site
  • Access to more online games and activities
Little Miss M is always excited to receive packages in the mail but since this is designed for ages 5 and up, I was a bit skeptical about her excitement.   The suitcase was a real winner with her.  She also enjoyed the stickers.  The activities themselves were a little advanced for her since she is not quite 4 yet, but we will be doing them in no time.  The online content is also designed for older children so we did not even attempt those.  I think once she is a tad older a subscription would be a fun addition to our homeschooling curriculum.

After discussing what a passport was, we looked over the map and discussed where we have been and where we would like to go in the future.  We talked about her Uncle Zac, who is currently over in Afghanistan fighting for our country, and how far he is from home.  It also gave us the opportunity to discuss where some of Little Miss M’s out of state relatives live.

Little Passports also offers their USA Edition! There's a little more to this edition which is probably why it is recommend for ages 7-12. This one looks like the most fun, we may have to order when Little Miss M is old enough!!

Discovery Kit for Month 1 includes:
  • An introductory letter from Sam and Sophia
  • USA Field Guide
  • USA Scratch Book
  • USA Wall Map
  • Disposable camera
States adventure kits for additional months include:
  • 32-page activity travel journal covering 2 states
  • Stickers
  • Pop-out models
  • Postcards
  • Access to more activities online
After ordering, you should receive your first package in about 4 weeks.  After that, new country kits will arrive after the 1st of every month (maybe even sooner).

Overall, I think the learning element of this service is excellent.  The information provided is fresh and interesting and guaranteed to keep your child interested.   Although I really love this program, I wish they would consider adding a local recipe and maybe a ‘cultural’ craft to go along with the souvenir for each country/state.  A special little pin to mark the map of each country/state visited would also be a neat addition.

To learn more you can visit the Little Passports or connect with them on Facebook.

Little Passports also has a Affiliate program for parents that are interested in earning some extra income.  Click here to learn more!

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this review.  I was given the above mention product for review purposes.  However all opinions are 100% my own.


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