Little Passports World Art
Month Three (of Three)
Little Passports is a monthly education-based subscription service for kids, designed to teach kids about the different countries in the world. I won a Little Passports Early Explorers 3 month subscription earlier this year. This is our last, and final, month. For a complete overview of our experience with the Little Passports 3 month subscription, please check out my reviews for months one and two. For our third month, Hayden received The World Art Kit.
The World Art Kit included:
- Flashlight Adventures
- 4 Art Map Stickers
- 5 Art Trading Cards
- A luggage tag
- An Art Passport Sticker
- A Postcard
- A Small Canvas (includes non-toxic paint and paint brush)
- A 20 page (17 pages plus 3 pages of answers) Activity Book
I liked The World Art month a little better than the previous two months because of the painting activity (which includes the paint and a paint brush). I like that Little Passports teaches about the different areas of the world, but I think they could do a better job with what they include in the monthly kits. Each kit was lacking, in my opinion. There is no WOW FACTOR to this subscription at all.
Like the previous months, I received an email when the envelope was enroute with Early Explorer Extras which are a downloadable activity (I do not have a working printer) and some “Fun Facts.” In my opinion, these emails do not add to the value of the subscription in any way.
I had really hoped that this would be a fun (and educational) subscription box for Hayden, but what we are left with is a little cardboard suitcase filled mostly with some paper and a couple other odds and ends. The price point is very high (once I factor in the shipping charges) and I really feel that the included items do not justify the total price. This is a complete view of what we received. If I had not won this, this would have cost almost $100.
Little Passports does not include free shipping. Once I factor in the shipping costs, the total cost for the 3 month subscription to Canada works out to be approximately $95.96 in Canadian funds as of May 2, 2017 (when I used the exchange rate calculator). That is about $32 a month. In my opinion, that is much to high for what we received. Except for the first month (which included the suitcase), Little Passports ships in an envelope. It is not tracked, so I also feel the shipping charges are too high.
I don’t hate this, but I also don’t love this. For $100, I think they could do better. For $100, I expect more. Adding a few select art supplies (colouring pages and crayons for example), plus one more additional item in each kit would go a long way to giving this the WOW FACTOR that I was looking for. For instance, a mini plush food item in the Food Kit, a small picture book or a small inexpensive toy (think die cast vehicle or marbles) would all add to the value and enjoyment of the Little Passports experience.
I wanted to love it, but Little Passports fell short. Do you have any experience with Little Passports? Did you love it or hate it (or somewhere in between)?
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Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the proud mom to five boys between the ages of 7-22. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, and binge watching 90s television on Netflix.
Disclosure: 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.
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