~I received a one month subscription to Little Passports for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Summer is in full swing, which means fun family vacations and summer activities. We have been doing a lot of day trips on the weekends but our weekdays usually mean hanging around the house. I want my kids to have fun around the house with some educational value thrown in as well. The education subscription company Little Passports gets my oldest excited about checking the mail to get a package of goodies and information about places all around the world. Each month the duo, Sam and Sophia, visits one country or two USA states mailing fun facts, hands-on activities stickers and souvenirs to subscribers.
They offer two different subscription plans. One is the World Edition where every month you follow the characters Sam and Sofia as they embark on a new country adventure. Your first month’s Explorer Kit arrives in a suitcase and contains everything your child needs to get started: a letter from Sam and Sofia, a map, a passport, stickers, access to online games and more. Country specific packages filled with fun souvenirs, letters, stickers, photos, activity sheets and more arrive every month thereafter. This is the one I chose since it is recommended for ages 5 to 10 years old.
They also offer a USA Edition which is geared for ages 7 to 12 years old. With your USA Edition subscription, Sam and Sofia travel to and experience the wonders of all 50 states. Kick-off your USA adventure with the first month’s Discovery Kit which includes a letter from Sam and Sofia, a USA Field Guide, a USA scratch book, a map, and a camera. Sam and Sofia then travel to two new states every month and send an activity-packed travel journal with stickers, postcards, pop-out models and access to online activities.
From California to New York, and Japan to Ireland, Sam and Sofia have been all over the world exploring and learning about new places and cultures. Some of their most memorable trips include trying new foods and celebrating cultural events. Did you know…
- Washington: There are five major volcanoes in the state of Washington. Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Adams are all considered active volcanoes, meaning they could erupt at any time!
- Mississippi: Mississippi is known for its eclectic food. Fried pickles, fried catfish, dirty rice, and Mississippi mud pie are just some of the strange sounding but delicious tasting foods that the state is famous for!
- India: Cricket, India’s favorite sport, is a bat-and-ball game that requires players to bat, score runs, hit sticks called “wickets,” and get the opposing player out. The teams take turns called “innings,” but cricket games have been known to go on for days! In India, Sam and Sofia met kids who love to play cricket in the street, the park, the beach, or the school playground!
- Brazil: Every February, Brazil celebrates Carnaval, an annual springtime festival where people wear creative costumes. Children usually wear colorful clothing and extravagant masks covered with colorful feathers. Sam and Sofia celebrated Carnaval in Brazil with decorated costumes and samba dancing!
Kids love getting mail and my 5 year old is no exception. My favorite part is each month you get stickers to put on the little suitcase, passport and on the map so it feels like the adventure can last all year long. She said that this is “so amazing and now I want to travel the world when I am big enough.” Right now you can get 40% off your first month of a monthly plan right now with the code: FUN40. With a monthly subscription from Little Passports your little explorers can learn about places all over the world without even leaving the house!