This past weekend I had the chance to to have a bit of fun with a bunch of area moms at the Social Media Mom Mixer hosted by Whitney of Mommies With Style and Colleen of Classy Mommy. It was in a beautiful place with an opportunity to meet many local bloggers and learn about some great holiday products.
One of the exibitors was Little Passports, a company offering an educational subscription service for kids to learn about the world or the United States via a cool monthly kit mailed home. The original subscription service shows kids a global perspective, sending them a kit featuring Sam and Sophia who explore a different county each month and send kids info, postcards, little souvenirs and facts about the featured country. Recommended ages are 5 to 10 years.
The newest subscription service features an exploration of the United States. Each month kids receive in the mail a kit from Sam and Sophie about their visits to two differnt states. Included in the kits are travel journals, stickers, postcards, and pop-out models, along with access to games and activities online to enhance the exploration. Subscriptions start with a discovery kit that includes and personalized letter from Sam and Sopie, a field guide, a USA wall map, a USA scratch book, a disposable camera and a photo scavenger hunt. Recommended ages are 7 to 12 years.
I have been trying to come up with an idea for a fun Christmas present for my five year old son and I think Little Passports is perfect for him. He loves to "read" maps and travel. While he is a bit young for the USA Edition kits, I think that would be the one I would subscribe to for him. I had the chance to check out the travel journals and I think he would enjoy completing the activities with me as I read them to him. He would have fun completing the photo scavenger hunt, as he loves taking picutres almost as much as I do. He also loves getting mail, so this would be a gift that would extend through the year. He is curious about travel and has requested to go many places. These monthly kits would be a way to learn more about our country and the places we cannot travel to at this time.
I'll be sure to do a proper review from my son's perspecitive after I subscribe and he has a chance to use some of the kits.
Disclosure: I did not receive any form of compensation from Little Passports. This post is my own opinion!