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: U.S. for free
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Wowza, does my family go through a lot of popcorn! It's probably our most commonly eaten junk food. My eight-year-old and I were amazed to learn that it predates Christopher Columbus!
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!
Ew! I am so glad my son is interested in learning more about all kinds of animals, but the saltwater crocodile is one of the most terrifying predators on earth. We learned that the males can weigh over a ton!
My son found this postcard, which is about people and machines taking pictures of themselves in space, particularly interesting. He has been asking me all kinds of questions lately about the Mars rovers, and we have been looking up information about them online. The Mars rover Discovery was named the "King of Selfies" by Discovery News in 2013 because it has a special arm just for taking pictures of itself!
Fossils are a never ending source of awe for grade school children, and my son and I have learned a lot about them thanks to this and other subscription boxes. With this postcard, we learned that some fossils have been discovered that are over 4 billion years old! Wow!
Verdict: We have been receiving Kiwibop Postcard Pals for a while now, and we really enjoy it! The postcards are beautiful and the topics are really interesting. They have a massive array of topics, both on the cards they send and in their online content. This subscription is also very inexpensive, and kids love getting mail, so I think it would make a wonderful gift subscription for a special child in your life.
What do you think of Kiwibop Postcard Pals?