Do you have a child that is curious about travel? Interested in raising your kids to be culturally aware global citizens? Then you will LOVE Little Passports. What better way to introduce young children to new countries, cultures and customs then through a fun and exciting monthly package at your doorstep? Check out our Little Passports Review and see why we LOVE this awesome program. Plus, check out the end of the article for my Little Passports Review UPDATE, one year later. Do we still love it?
3 Reasons We LOVE Little Passports – a Little Passports Review
I am always looking for unique teachable toys and clubs to help enhance my children’s learning. Little Passports is one of the BEST that I have come across. Each month your child receives fun and engaging materials that teach them things like: foreign language, geography, and history. They also learn about each country’s native animals and food. Plus, cultural arts and more.
How it Works:
The first month you receive the Explorer Kit which is all the basics: suitcase, passport, world map, an introduction letter and a boarding pass to the first set of online games you can access.
Then each month after that you receive your ongoing Monthly Country Kit. This kit comes with a stamp for your child’s passport (which is also the countries flag), a pin so your child can find the country on their world map, activities that relate to the country that month such as word scrambles, recipes and crafts, a sticker for the suitcase, an informative letter from Sophie or Sam explaining the new destination, a postcard and souvenirs from the country, plus a new boarding pass to unlock even more online games!
All of the games and activities each month are geared towards educating your child on a specific country + region. There are postcards with unique animal species, recipes (like the yummy Brigadeiro Recipe- a chocolate treat from Brazil), the word searches that helped my kids learn a few words in the native language etc…
Below are some photos from Little Passports so you can see the details in the activity pages.
I think it is so important to find ways for kids to have fun. Especially, fun that does not involve screen time. Our experience with Little Passports has been just that. Although, there is the computer aspect with the online games my kids have been using the kit is all sorts of creative and imaginative ways.
Whenever friends come over they pull out their suitcase and show off all their keepsake trinkets. Usually, after that they make believe that they are leaving on some exotic trip. They pack their bags and head to the backyard (or in their minds some far-off country).
Another fun thing the kids and I have been doing together is cooking. Each month when we learn what our new country is I look up easy recipes we can make together to celebrate. So far we have made Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread) and Chicken Gyoza (Japanese Dumpling) in addition to the recipes that sometimes come in their monthly country kit.
I love seeing my kids actively using their imagination. Little Passports is a great jumping off point that engages kids in learning about all the amazing countries around the world. It has even led my kids to want to explore far off places. Check out our travel journey through Europe
Remember the excitement of receiving mail as a kid. I had almost forgotten about that feeling. As adults getting mail usually includes bills too- NOT fun. But, for a kid, the anticipation and excitement that comes from receiving a package in the mail is like having Christmas EVERY month. You would think they were ripping open an envelope containing a million bucks the way my kids tear open their Little Passports package each month. I love being able to provide them with an activity that encompasses this type of excitement.
Little Passport Review – Overall
I am a less is more type person when it comes to toys. In fact, in our family, we have traded spending money on toys and instead we opt for experiences and travel. However, Little Passports wins my seal of approval. Not only for the great products that they create but for engaging my children and helping them become more culturally aware and inspiring them to want to get out and explore the world around them.
By teaching them about other countries, cultures, and customs at a young age I feel like I am opening up their minds to look at the world in a new light. I would highly recommend Little Passports to all of my family and friends. It makes a great gift for any child and the fact that each month it keeps on giving makes it even better!
Little Passport Review – Update
So, it has been more than one full year since we started using Little Passports. After the trial little passports provided us, my daughter insisted we continue. I have to say that each month she was so excited to receive a new package in the mail. It was like her birthday every month and it seriously might have been her favorite thing. She loves seeing all the cool items from each country and has now placed a map in her room with pins of all the places she wants to travel. This has definitely been one of the best subscriptions we have ever purchased.
Have you tried Little Passports? Tell me about your experience below!
*A special thanks to Little Passports who offered a trial membership to our family in the purpose of this review. My thoughts and opinions, as always are 100% my own.
Jennifer Dodrill @ All-In-One-Mom says
Great review! What would the age range be for this program? I love how Little Passports seems to encompass so many different ideas in learning!
Mama Munchkin says
Hello… I think ages 5-9 would be best. Although, I know they have separate plans for preschool aged children and for older kids up to 12 years. We just haven’t tried those ones yet 🙂
I have seen these on Pinterest!! At what age would you say a child could start enjoying “Little Passport”? Thanks so much for your review. I have a feeling my munchkin is a little young, but I can’t wait to try them out when she is a bit older!
Mama Munchkin says
Hi there Maya… I think school age children would benefit the most maybe 5-9 years. I’ll send you an email too in case you don’t see this reply 😉
Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife says
We tried Little Passports when they first came out and my kids were little, and LOVED it! Looks like they actually include a lot more now even than before, and we were already impressed by the packages before. Such a great way to get the kids excited about travel.
These look so great! I love anything that opens kids’ minds up to the world and cultures outside their own. I would have LOVED this as a kid!!
I am so ready to jump on board with Little Passports! It looks like an amazing thing for kids to get really into and I love that it is educational too! Thank you for sharing!
Just Plain Marie says
That sounds like a great product, especially for homeschooling children. I wonder if children could share a kit, or would it be one per child?
Mama Munchkin says
Hello Marie, the pack could be shared as well as the online games. My 8 year old daughter and 9 year old son share theirs. However, the activity pages would need to be copied as there is only one in each pack. Hope that helps 🙂
These look awesome! When my daughter is a little older I want to get them for her!
Back when I used to teach, I used the Little Passports program to help with a kindergarten study I tutored in geography. He LOVED it, and I’m now a firm believer in the program as a way to get kids excited about the world!