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Little Passports Subscription Box Review – August 2015

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Little Passports Subscription Box Review – August 2015 - box

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.

Little Passports Subscription Box Review August 2015 - letter-booklet

This month’s destination is India! So exotic! On the left is a letter from Sam and Sofia, the Little Passports characters, chronicling their adventures in India. I like to ask my son (age 9) to read the letter to me every month for some good practice. Plus the letter is always packed with educational tidbits! On the right is the activity booklet, which is filled with games and word puzzles that are specific to the monthly destination. This month the booklet is almost all about Indian food, which is absolutely fine with me! Mmmmm, it’s one of my favorite types of cuisine.

Little Passports Subscription Box Review August 2015 - extras

These are other standard items that come every month with Little Passports. On the left is a luggage tag from India to put on my son’s suitcase they sent him in the first month. On the lower right is a sticker to decorate the suitcase. Above that is a pin to put on his world map, and a flag to put in his passport.

Little Passports Subscription Box Review August 2015 - postcard

This is a postcard of a Sam and Sophia in India. OK, I have to be honest, this month I’m stumped! Are they somewhere famous in India? What are those cool Indian boats called?

Little Passports Subscription Box Review August 2015 - toy

This is a tiny and precious little stuffed Bengal tiger! It was immediately swapped for something with my seven-year-old who still loves stuffed animals. The swapping tradition is strong among my people.

The verdict: We have been big fans of Little Passports since we first started receiving these packages back at the beginning of the year. I think they very closely emulate a care package that a child might get from a good friend or family member traveling abroad. It’s also a very fun way to learn loads of things about foreign cultures and geography! I’m starting to think this might be a little young for my nine-year-old though, and I might start getting it for my younger son instead. It also might be time to look at USA Explorers for the older son!

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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3 Comments

  1. to begin with, Sam and Sofia are not even standard indian names. Something like Suraj and Swati, would be easy for people of other countries and languages to say and are common Indian Hindu names.
    India is 78% hindu country, and as against popular belief, Hindu is more of a culture and lifestyle and not a religion. You will find similar sounding names in Nepal, bhutan, srilanka, cambodia, indonesia and all the places who shared this culture.
    I would have really liked to see a hand crafted/etched/painted or even stiched indian wooden, cotton dolls. India has many many variety of crafts, say 40 types that are popularly known. they could have chosen any one of these, and had a bengal tiger in that form of craft, than a stuffed toy. The material and make are not india.
    so i sincerely doubt if the box is actually achieving what it set out to? as an indian i know about india and hence can call out the mistakes, wonder what happens with other countries? are these box curators even do basic research? or they just fooling (with due respects to everyone) all their customers and creating an impression of a country and place that its not actually about.

    • non hindus also have hindu sounding names in india. As i said, hindu is more of a culture and not a religion

      • I think Sam and Sofia are supposed to be characters who are traveling to India, not people from India. I am pretty sure they appear in all the boxes.

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