Little Passports Subscription Box Review – December 2014
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.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
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 was our first month subscribing to Little Passports. The first month, they send you a super cute suitcase to keep all of your letters and souvenirs in! It’s made of a very nice, durable cardboard.
Also in the first month, a “passport” is included. Inside are questions for the child to fill out plus plenty of space to put stickers from all the places they will learn about in the months to come! The first letter from Sam (one of the two Little Passports friends who send the packages) explains who they are and why they are traveling the world. (SPOILER ALERT: There’s a magic scooter involved!)
The world map they have included is perfect for kids! It’s detailed enough to clearly see all 192 (I think) countries, but it’s small enough to hang up without being too unweildy. The kids and I were probably most excited about this item!
This month, instead of sending stickers from a destination, there are stickers with Sam and Sophia on them. There is also a luggage tag, a postcard, and an activity booklet!
The package also included a bonus item for parents, a $10 off coupon from Mabel’s Labels! The idea is that if you are taking an actual trip, it’s always a good idea to have your childrens’ clothing labeled in case anything gets lost. I usually use a sharpie to write our last name on the tags on my childrens’ clothing, but more and more commonly I am finding that clothing for children does not have tags. I think it must be itchy tag syndrome!
Verdict: For just under $15 a month, Little Passports is a great value. The materials are really good learning tools. I like that they include a suitcase as a place to keep all of the little souvenirs for later, but I also appreciate that the items are not of such high value that it would matter if they were accidentally lost or destroyed. That happens a lot with kids! I also found that this subscription is a set of activities that parents can either do with their children or not; the activities can be completely self-guided. So, if you are looking for something to keep your child busy while you are doing something else, this is a good one. It’s also obviously a great subscription for children who are interested in the global community, or who have parents that would like them to be!