We have just begun our homeschooling journey and I can already see it will have its challenges. I am also loving it! It is amazing to me what my children’s minds can hold. Austin has such an amazing memory, he doesn’t forget anything.
I am always looking for ways to have fun while still teaching them, even if they don’t realize it. Our latest find was a monthly subscription service, Little Passports. They are a San Francisco based company founded by two mothers looking to design a fun and interactive way to teach their children about other countries and the 50 states here in the US.
What child doesn’t like to receive mail?
Little Passports helps your children take an active interest in the world at a young age. At three and four mine truly enjoyed our first shipment. Each monthly travel package (after the initial Explorer Kit) includes letters, souvenirs, activities and online game passes.
- Fun travel suitcase with an introductory letter from Sam and Sofia
- World wall map
- Travel passport
- Fun stickers
- Activity sheet
- Access to online games and activities with your boarding pass
This is really geared for children 5-10 years of age but that didn’t stop my children from really enjoying it. As a homeschooling Mama I was beyond excited about having this opportunity to help teach my children about other countries around the world.
We first pulled out our map and then I read them the welcome letter from Sam & Sophia. We talked about all the countries that they could relate to now, Canada, China (we have friends that are missionaries in Macaw) and of course Brazil (from the movie Rio).
We talked about where we lived in the United States and how each color represented a different country. Then we decided we would put the map up on Austin’s wall and each month we would mark the countries we learn about.
The passport includes a few pages of your information, what three countries they would like to visit and other fun travel questions for them to fill out. They are so excited to place the stickers in their passport as we visit (learn) about each country.
The worksheet included was a code to decipher that then teaches you to say hello in five different languages. They loved matching the numbers to the letters and then we spent some time saying hello in each language! Then bottom half of the page has you fill in the capital of six countries to help discover which country Sam and Sophia will visit next.
I think this will be an awesome addition to learn about other cultures and countries for geography. Since we will receive a new country each month, we are going to make some fun and spend our history time learning about that country’s culture and even try to prepare an ethnic dish from the country (with the children’s help of course!)
Why not make learning fun?
Being that my children love to travel, they ask almost daily, “Where can we go today?” I know that they will totally enjoy the Little Passport subscription. While we will spend most of our time traveling in the USA I am sure, it is a great way to learn about our countries and cultures in such a fun and interactive way.
I personally think the Little Passports World Edition subscription is extremely affordable at only $11.95 a month. With 24 countries it would take two years to complete all the countries that they currently have packages for. Or you can order a year’s subscription for only $131.40, which is $10.95 a month.
If you are interested in teaching your children about the 50 states, be sure to check out the USA Edition that is geared towards children ages 7-12 for the same price.
This would make an awesome educational gift and you can save 10% through the end of November using code: NOV10.
Stay tuned, I can’t wait to share with you our first country adventure in just a few weeks! Also be sure to check back on the 19th of this month to enter to win a two month subscription to Little Passports!
Disclosure: I received the Little Passports Explorer kit to review. No other compensation was received and all opinions are as always, 100% my own.