Little Passports – The Traveler Kit Review –
Little Passports is a monthly education-based subscription for children. They have 4 different subscriptions available. I think the idea is to make learning about the different places in the world fun with hands on learning in a way that is exciting and not boring for kids. Making learning fun? That sounds great to me!
I’ve been curious about Little Passports for years, but the price point always deterred me. It looks like a really cool subscription service for kids with lots of fun and excellent learning potential moments, but I’ve read mixed reviews about them.
Recently I won a 3 month subscription to Little Passports. After looking over the different subscriptions, I picked the Early Explorer edition. My youngest is above the geared age-range of 3-5, but it looked like this one contained the most activities and “stuff,” and when it comes to my youngest more is often better.
Little Passports is not cheap. As far as kid’s subscription boxes go, its on the high end of the price range if you include the shipping costs (which are not free). For a 3 month gift subscription, the total price was $69.85 USD for the Early Edition plan, which works out to be about $91.58 as of 10am Friday February 17, 2017 using the online Currency Converter. If we do the math, that is about $30 each month.
Our first shipment did not wow me, but it did include exactly what was mentioned on the website, and it does look like subsequent months include more fun items.
So MONTH ONE is The Traveler Kit which is “everything you need to get started.”
- A fun orange suitcase
- Wall-sized world map
- 20-page activity booklet
- Luggage tag
- Stickers and photo
The activity book is full of different activities, although I question the age range of 3-5 years. The activity book is definitely meant to be worked through with adult help, and not something most kids that age could do independently. For the targeted age range, I think it would have been nice if they had included more dot-to-dot pages, some colouring pages, or even a couple blank pages for “free art drawing.” As the activity book is really the only thing in this shipment other than stickers, I think it needs to be a little more.
My soon to be 7 year old will need help with the instructions for most pages, and he’s an above average reader, so a 3 year old would definitely not be able to work through this alone. The activity book is actually a 17 page activity book with 3 pages of “answer keys” at the back, but the activities do look educational.
The suitcase is great! Its bright, its pretty study, and fits nicely on the self. I’m sure my son will love to keep his things in. I see it becoming a box to hold Pokemon cards if you want the honest truth. The activity book will probably keep him busy for about half an hour or so, so its a perfect indoor activity for after school or before bed time.
I will hold my final opinion until we receive months 2 and 3, but so far we like our first package, although I still feel that the price point is a little on the high end. Subsequent months promise a new 20 page activity booklet, souvenirs, flashlight adventures, trading cards, letters, photos, stickers and luggage tags.
We are looking forward to month 2, which looks like it has a lot of really fun things included!
If you want to check out Little Passports for yourself, you can visit them online or social media.
Have you tried Little Passports before? What was your experience with them? Let me know!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I won a 3 month subscription to Little Passports. All opinions are mine and have not been influenced or altered in anyway.
Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the mom to five boys between the ages of 6-22. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, binge watching 90s television on Netflix, and entering contests.
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