Kiwibop Postcard Pals Subscription Box Review – May 2016
Kiwibop Postcard Pals is a subscription service for children who are beginner readers. Each month the “postcard pals” send postcards to the child with lovely pictures and interesting facts about all kinds of different topics.
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The Subscription Box: Kiwibop Postcard Pals
The Cost: $3.99 per month with discounts for longer commitments
The Products: Four monthly postcards for your child “that will engage their reading skills and teach them about the world!”
Ships to: US for free
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
My eight-year-old and I completely melted over this picture. How adorable are these little pygmy goats?!
The reverse side of each postcard is in postcard format, but is filled with interesting facts about the topic (in this case, pygmy goats). This seems to be written at a level that would be great for preschool and early grade school students to read with (or to) their parents.
There is also a website address for their online content. We took a peek and found that there is tons of information on their site about all kinds of fascinating topics!
The second postcard is about the Little India district of Singapore. I was lucky enough to visit Singapore several years ago, but I missed this section. I wish I had seen it! It looks so unique!
What an amazing picture! This is the Richat Structure, a mysterious elliptical pattern of eroded rock in the Sahara desert that’s 40 km wide! I had never heard of this before, so it was fun to read about it with my son.
The last postcard is about Lake Retba in Senegal, another topic I knew nothing about. If you have never heard of it, I recommend Googling it and at least looking at the pictures. It’s fascinating and beautiful. The pink is caused by an algae to absorb more sunlight!
Verdict: I was a little skeptical about Kiwibop Postcard Pals at first, but now that I have seen the overall value of the subscription, I’m a fan. The postcards themselves are beautiful and the topics are interesting. The kids should have no problem reading them (with help if needed), and the level is such that they can understand and learn about these topics. The online content is vast and also contains lots of additional interesting topics. The subscription is very inexpensive, especially for what your child gets and what they can access. Plus, kids love getting mail!
What do you think of Kiwibop Postcard Pals?