We recently received our first Little Passports kit in the mail! Isn’t getting something fun in the mail always so exciting?!?! As a former elementary social studies teacher, I was really excited to get to see this geography program first hand.
If you haven’t heard of Little Passports: A Global Adventure before, it’s an award-winning subscription for kids that comes in a package via postal mail. Each month the two Little Passports characters, Sam and Sofia, travel to a new country on their magic scooter and share their experiences. The first month’s mailing comes with a suitcase, passport, and map.
Subsequent mailings focus on a particular country and include an educational letter, an activity sheet, fun souvenirs, and access to an online Boarding Zone which features educational games and activities.
You can choose via subscription to receive up to 23 adventure-filled countries! The program is recommended for ages 5-10, but my 3 year old daughter and 4.5 year old son both enjoyed it a lot, and I can save all the parts to reuse with them as they get older, too.
The first country that Sam and Sofia visit on their magical scooter is Brazil in South America. L&L had fun decorating their suitcase with the included stickers.
We found and marked Brazil on the map. We read the educational and informative letter from Sam and Sofia, and looked at the photo they sent of a red uakari monkey, which we learned is a rare and endangered species who lives in the Amazon rainforest. We looked at and touched an amethyst after finding out these are mined in Brazil. We added the Brazil sticker to the kids’ passport. We completed the activity sheet together (the parts that the kids were able to do…some parts like the word scramble were too difficult). There is also a boarding pass to play games and do other activities online.
Please note: Since we are reviewing Little Passports, we received our first mailing (including the suitcase, passport, and map) and second mailings (everything about Brazil) at the same time, but please note these are normally two separate mailings.
Overall, my children really enjoyed our first month of Little Passports. We went through and completed everything together when it came, but even now they enjoy getting the suitcase off the shelf and looking through all the items on their own. I think the program is a fun way to introduce geography and get kids thinking about the larger world out there. It provides a good way for kids to begin learning about other countries and cultures, and does so in a way that will hopefully peak their interest, causing them to want to know more. As a parent who is homeschooling or one who is supplementing what your child is learning at school, you could easily use Little Passports as a springboard to introduce a new country and then begin more in-depth teaching or reading about the country via books, puzzles, internet research, or a geography/history curriculum. Even used completely on its own, the program is good for giving kids a beginning look at the world.
To Learn More About Little Passports, visit:
- Little Passports Home
- Product Info (including how it works and subscription options)
- Order — Use Code AUG10 to save 10% during the month of August
**I’ve been excited to read that Little Passports is also starting a USA Edition!! It is available via pre-sale now and is set to ship in the September/October time frame. You can read more about it here.
I am thrilled to be hosting a Little Passports giveaway for one lucky reader to win a Traveler package. The Traveler package is a 3-month subscription which includes the first month mailing with suitcase, passport, and map (pictured above), Brazil package (also pictured), and Japan package. It is valued at $41.85!! The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. The only mandatory entry is that you “like” The Little Passports page on Facebook. There are many additional ways to earn extra entries as well, some of which may be repeated daily for more chances to win. The giveaway will run for approximately two weeks and a winner will be selected randomly using Rafflecopter. The winner will be posted here and contacted via email within 48 hours of the end of the giveaway. The winner will have 48 hours to reply with their mailing address before a new winner will be selected. Please add inlieuofpreschool (at) gmail (dot) com to your email contacts so that the potential winning email doesn’t go into your SPAM folder! Good luck!
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