Friday, February 8, 2013

Little Passports opens up the world of travel to little ones

We received our first package in the mail from LITTLE PASSPORTS ( and everyone was excited to rip open the package and see what we got! Little Passports is a subscription service that sends your kids a package in the mail each month to help promote an interest in geography, history, culture, and travel.  The premise behind the concept is that two children, Sophia & Sam, are traveling the world.  They want to include your kids in their travels so each month they send you a package filled with fun and informative stuff from the various locations Sam & Sophia have visited recently.  They also tie-in access with your subscription to online games that are associated with each month's package theme.

There are two subscription choices you can select from: World Edition or United States Edition.  If you select the global option each month you receive a package with a focus on 1 country. If you decide to tour the United States each month you get a package with a focus on 2 states.  We chose the United States Edition. Be aware that there are age guidelines for each of these categories. Little Passports World Edition is recommended for ages 5 to 10 while the United States Edition is suggested for ages 7 to 12 years old.  We didn't realize this when signing up and from our first impression it does seem that our 4 year old twins are a little too young for the materials that are being sent.

The first month you receive a welcome package to introduce you to Sophia & Sam and that will prep you for your Little Passports adventures.  I've posted a video that has us opening our first Little Passports package with our kids and than goes through its contents.  Out kids were excited to get something in the mail and had some fun with the contents.  I found the materials that are sent were nice to use as parenting tools to spend some quality time with my kids that is both entertaining and educational.  In future months the packages we get in the mail will focus on specific states.  Next month I will post a video and blog post on our first state specific package that comes in the mail - both the kids and myself are really curious what our first 2 states will be and will be keeping an extra special eye out for the mail carrier in March.

If you are interested in some creative tools to interact with your children that will help you encourage learning in a positive light check out Little Passports.  You can join the program for a monthly fee of $11.95 that you can cancel anytime. CLICK HERE for more information.

Here are the actual descriptions of the programs from Little Passports website:

Every month, follow our characters Sam and Sofia as they embark on a new country adventure. Your first month’s Explorer Kit arrives in a suitcase and contains everything your child needs to get started: a letter from Sam and Sofia, a map, a passport, stickers, access to online games and more. Country specific packages filled with fun souvenirs, letters, stickers, photos, activity sheets and more arrive every month thereafter.
With your USA Edition subscription, Sam and Sofia travel to and experience the wonders of all 50 states. Kick-off your USA adventure with the first month’s Discovery Kit which includes a letter from Sam and Sofia, a USA Field Guide, a USA scratch book, a map, and a camera. Sam and Sofia then travel to two new states every month and send an activity-packed travel journal with stickers, postcards, pop-out models and access to online activities.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a complimentary 3 month subscription of Little Passports United States Edition from Little Passports.  The views and opinions in this article are my own. 

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