Little Passports Subscription Box Review – October 2015
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
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.
This month’s destination is China! NÌn hao! On the left is a letter from Sam and Sofia, the Little Passports characters, chronicling their adventures in China. This subscription is for my seven-year-old son, and I like to ask him to read the letter to me for practice. He’s getting really good at reading aloud! On the right is an activity booklet with games and puzzles. I think the Chinese Zodiac is fascinating! My son and I are both rats! It sounds gross, but it’s actually a really cool sign.
This is where I usually talk about the standard items that are included every month, but this month they seem to have messed up a bit. On the left is the standard luggage tag for my son to put in his LP suitcase, and on the right are two copies of the sticker to decorate the suitcase. They usually only send one of these. They didn’t send the other sticker sheet, which has a pin to mark the world map we got in the first month and a flag sticker to put in his passport. No worries, I’m sure customer service will send these items right over. Little Passports has great customer service. Once, they even sent me a missing sticker before I asked!
Another standard item that comes every month is a postcard with the Little Passports characters standing in front of an iconic landmark. This month Sam and Sofia are on the Great Wall of China!
Little Passports also sends a small souvenir every month, and this month they sent two! On the left is a little Chinese bun eraser. On the right is a pair of chopsticks. The chopsticks are very cool, and they are not the cheap disposable kind. I hope to teach my kids how to use them while they’re young, but with boys it’s sometimes hard enough just to get them to use their fork.
The verdict: We are big fans of Little Passports! It’s like getting a care package from a good friend or relative, and it’s very educational as well. Plus kids love collecting stuff, and my children have enjoyed adding these little stickers and other items to their passports and suitcases every month.
What do you think of Little Passports?