It is amazing to me how big and small our world can be at the same time. When I was 18, I was told that I had a Gypsy Soul; and that just embodied me perfectly. I love to explore and try new things. I have been blessed enough to travel to many different places in our country and abroad. I have even made it my goal that by the time my children graduate high school they will have traveled to every state in our country and at least two other countries (I know, huge goals, but oh so worth it).
With that being said, I have to save money for all of this traveling, in the mean time I still want the kiddos to learn and explore. A few years ago, I came across Little Passports and fell in love! Actually I should say LOVE! Instead of stressing about how I was going to get the kiddos out into the world, I could have the world sent to them!
Little Passports is a subscription where you can choose your own adventure, there is the USA Edition that sends you a starter discover kit for the first month. Included in this kit, is a wall map of the USA, a guide book, a welcome letter from Sam and Sophia (they are your new pen pals), a disposable camera and a photo scavenger project. The recommended age for this discovery kit is 7-12. Now, after your discovery kit comes, each month you will travel to two states: with online activities, postcards and state books. I haven't done this subscription yet, but I just love the idea. It's like taking a road trip without having to worry about gas!
The next subscription box is the original one and this one is the one we fell in love with. This is the world Explorer subscription, again your subscription starts with a discovery box: a suitcase (works perfectly to keep everything all together), a world map, letter from same and Sophia, stickers and activities, stamps for your passport and stickers for your suitcase. Each month after that you travel to a different country, again with a picture, activity, stickers and stamps! We loved looking at all of the different items each month and then trying to find the country on the map!
|I love how our suitcase looks like we have traveled all over!|
The final subscription is the Early Explorers (ages 3-5). This subscription follows the same set up: the first month you get a discovery box: in this box is a map, suitcase, a book, luggage tags. Each month following you will receive a world theme activity book, souvenirs, flashlight adventures and stickers. I cannot think of a better way to introduce these to a child.
I have to tell you that I adore this program, I love anything that involves learning and activities. Each month, my children would run to the mailbox asking where they would be going this time. When we got into the house, the package was opened faster than I could even get the front door closed.
|Our world map that has hung on the children's wall for years now!|
When we moved and our belongings were packed up, I thought the kiddos were going to cry as they couldn't explore for a little while. Our boxes remained packed for over a year, (let's not even talk about why) but when they opened that suitcase up again, they discovered their journeys all over again. It was like Christmas morning, but more importantly they were able to share these experiences with Bean!
We have stopped by toys in our house (we have plenty) and started buying experiences. If you are looking for an experience to share with your children and not have to stress about money, then Little Passports is the way to go!
|We were pinning before pinning was cool!|
|Love all the details in Little Passports- look at the stamps on each luggage tag- even the back has the online information for follow up activities|
|Activity pages with directions for online activities as well|
|Love the real photographs we receive each month- they really help with the experience|
|Letters from Sam and Sophia all about their adventures!|
I cannot wait to explore more places, as we discover this world one country and state a month!