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There is nothing Ainsley loves more than getting mail. Strike that. She also loves travelling. Today when our first Little Passports kit arrived, she got her two great loves all tied up in a pretty little package.
Every Child Loves Mail
The first thing my child checks every day when she gets in from school is the mailbox. Getting mail addressed to her that talks all about travel and culture and other places in the world, complete with a mini passport and suitcase and stamps and boarding passes? Well, that’s just the bee’s knees of children’s gifts as far as we are concerned.
How Did I Hear About This?
I first heard about Little Passports on line some time ago when someone over at PTPA (Parent Tested Parent Approved) was chatting about how great this product was. But I had to see it for myself.
Our Little Passports subscription box arrived today and my girly opened it after school. She played with it a bit and marvelled over the map and then set it aside to watch half an hour of TV. When the show ended she kicked into high gear as a world traveller. “What do I do with this?” she asked and we quickly looked over the adorable kid’s passport that is included and began filling it out.
World Adventure Awaits
I was able to take a brief break from scouring the Globe to cook dinner, but Ainsley kept on playing. The Build-A-Bears went on an adventure this evening that took them to China along with Sam and Sofia, the two globe trotting characters from Little Passports.
Shortly after that we used her boarding pass to register and log in to the on line games section of Little Passports.com and then we had some educational fun. There are various trivia questions here about geography, culture and landmarks. I had some fun playing along with Ainsley. This World Continents section helps you recall and memorize which countries are in the various continents.
You Might Even Learn Something
World Trivia had me stumped over which Falls are the widest in the world? Do you know it? Is it Angel Falls or Iguazu Falls?
Creative Play for the Win
Creativity, imagination, a love of geography and a knowledge of world trivia were all inspired by this one Kid’s subscription kit. There are two different subscriptions here – the World Edition and the USA edition. The USA edition is for ages 7 to 12 and the World edition is for 5 -10 year olds. The first package comes with a passport and suitcase and a story about Sam and Sofia. Each one after that comes with a story about a different country, letters, souvenirs, photos and activities.
One Small Detail
My solitary complaint was that the suitcase was really lightweight and cute, but the handle popped out when my daughter put a novel inside. I know that isn’t what it’s meant for but it caused a few moments of frustration nonetheless.
I liked the imaginative play inspired by the kit itself and everyone loves to plan their next trip, don’t they? The prices start from $10.95 a month and vary depending on what package you get – for instance ordering for the entire year is economical while ordering for just a three month trial subscription costs a bit more at $13.95 a month.
Updated Ordering Info in 2020- >
This Kit is still going strong and Little Passports has since evolved into numerous educational offerings. You can order a science kit, or the travel based adventurers kits. I love the travel ones still.
We’ve ordered and reviewed several children’s craft kits at thriftymommastips, but Little Passports is quite unique and one of the most educational we’ve seen.
Little Passports can be found on Pinterest too.
And here on Facebook.
This gets a $$$$ out of $$$$$ rating. It is almost perfect and it makes a great gift for kids.
We received a kit for free to facilitate review. My opinion is 100 % my own.