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 thought these rocks were really interesting. They are the Moeraki Boulders in New Zealand, and they're hollow inside!
The reverse side of each postcard is in postcard format but is filled with interesting facts about the topic. 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!
My son and I were both a little disappointed to learn that the lean of this water tower is nothing more than a marketing ploy! That's right, it was built that way, mainly to get motorists to pull into the diner and grab a bite while they talked about it.
Kiwibop always has at least one animal postcard, and this month I'm grateful it's just a frog and nothing creepier than that! It's not just any frog, though, it's the Pixie Frog (aka African Bullfrog), and it's enormous! They're too heavy to even hop! My son, of course, thought this was super cool.
Did you know that John Glenn's trip to orbit the Earth was only about 5 hours? Doesn't that seem like something that would take at least a full day? We had no idea, but this card talks about how the steps in our exploration of space have been smaller than you might think.
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?