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Little Passports Subscription Box Review – January 2015

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Little Passports is a subscription box for kids that teaches them about geography and world cultures in a really fun way! This review is of the World Edition for ages 5-10, but they also have a subscription for Early Explorers (ages 3-5), and a USA Edition for ages 7-12.

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The Subscription Box: Little Passports

The Cost: Regular monthly subscription is $11.95 plus $3 shipping per month

COUPON: Use coupon code SPECIAL10 to get $10 off a new 12-Month Plan subscription

The Products: Every month, Little Passports sends items to promote learning about the location, culture, and language of a different foreign country. Boxes include items such as stickers, activity sheets, souvenirs, and access to online games, all of which encourage kids to explore the world.

Check out all of our Little Passports reviews!

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This month’s destination is Brazil! This is our second month subscribing to Little Passports, so now we get to see what items are regularly included (the first box comes with some extra items). As promised, there is a letter from Sam and Sofia, the Little Passports characters, and an activity booklet about Brazil. The activity booklet has a South America Word Scramble, a Portugese Word Search, and on the inside there is a recipe for Brigadeiro. Brigadeiro appears to be a chocolatey Brazilian treat – yum!

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These are four other items that are standard to every Little Passports mailing – a luggage tag for the suitcase from the first mailing, a sticker (from Brazil this month) to decorate the suitcase, a clear sticker “passport stamp” for the passport stamp they sent from the first month, and a pin for the world map they sent the first month. My eight-year-old loves labels and badges and things like this!

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This is a postcard from Brazil showing a red uakari monkey, an inhabitant of the vast Brazilian rainforest. On the back are some facts about the little guy.

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Did you know that there are amethyst mines in Maraba, Brazil? Me neither until we got this souvenir from Little Passports. It’s only about the diameter of a quarter, but it’s really beautiful! The purple is a little deeper than captured in this picture.

Verdict: To be honest, I thought that the first month of Little Passports would be awesome with the suitcase, passport, and wall map, which it was, but I kind of expected following months to be pretty underwhelming. I am happy to report I was completely wrong. This package was awesome! I am actually a little blown away at the souvenir selection, it’s brilliant. I really feel like Little Passports sent my son a manageable amount of knowledge about Brazil, including tidbits about its geography, climate, culture, language, and industry. That’s a wonderful value for $15. Color me impressed!

What do you think of Little Passports?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
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6 Comments

  1. We just got this same package in the mail and found it wildly underwhelming. For the money, it is just paltry and awful- A few pieces of paper and a tiny rock. Even my kids were disappointed- they wanted to actually learn something about Brazil and there just wasn’t ANYTHING there to sink your teeth into. To those considering little passports- don’t do it. It is lamer than I thought possible.

  2. Thank you for doing the reviews. So far I like what I see. This is the kind of thing that my 6 year old will enjoy. Plus it is easy to tie it into so many different resources on the internet or NetFlix.

    I want to see a few more reviews before ordering so keep them coming.

  3. This is a little underwhelming. I can find cultural tidbits on wikipedia, for free (or donation, which i wholeheartedly support for the knowledge sharing) and the amethyst… well, i think i expected more. Does it show games kids play? Or typical child meals? Or data relevant to the kid’s age range? I was looking into this sub as a gift for kinder-> elementary but i dont know if i appreciate the value compared to other age appropriate subs

  4. Ok, they sent a postcard, a small crystal, and some stickers and papers for $15? That seems light.

    • Hi Rachel! I see what you mean, totally. At the same time, this is one that’s less about the retail value and more about your child’s enjoyment and education. If he’s not into it, then yeah, maybe not worth it. But my son likes it and we take advantage of the activity book, recipes, online games, and he reads everything to me. Also the first package is worth more bc of all the extra stuff, but if you stop there you just have an empty suitcase. It’s also a great primer on collecting, but in this case what he’s really collecting is knowledge of different countries and cultures. That makes it worth it to me! But if your kid doesn’t like it, or you don’t have time to explore it, then maybe it’s not such a great value.

      • For me, when I order kids boxes it is to use them with my students. I want sturdy things that I can expect all my students to get at least one use out of, like what citrus lane sends, or, if it is papers, to be something visually engaging I can laminate to use again. I can easily print a b&w paper with info off the internet. It’s just not worth that much money to me. Post cards are worth $1, at most, the amethyst a little more. Even if this was only for one child I’d rather get them a color book about Brazil to read together. But maybe for someone who isn’t good at using the Internet/library to search for information? I’m not sure. It’s clearly not for me.

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