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
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My eight-year-old is a big marine biology buff, so he was instantly fascinated by these little mandarin dragonets!
The reverse side of each postcard is in postcard format, but is filled with interesting facts about the topic (in this case, mandarin dragonets). 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 all about the heart, particularly the electrical system that exists to keep it pumping!
This is one of many species of flying monkeys in South America that have received so much publicity lately! My son thought this little guy was extra cool.
How did I not know that there is a Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden in Springfield, Massachusetts? I wish I had known last year when I was in the Northeast with my boys! They would have loved to see it!
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?