This is a sponsored post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
By: Courtney Byrne
Two things that are tricky: finding educational toys and activities that the kids want to do and finding new and unique gifts to give. This summer we spent a lot of time with Little Passports and I’m happy to say they check off BOTH of these “tricky” feats. Little Passports are a unique gift for kids that love travel and also a a great gift for kids that love science. They’re also a really easy way to incorporate learning while kids are truly having fun.
My kids do not like doing anything over the summer where they think they’re doing “school work”. They love to read but anything past that, they’d rather be outside running wild. Little Passports didn’t seem like work at all and something they asked to do and would ask “when will more countries arrive?” so something they were really excited about.
I’m going to share a bit about the different lines we tried and with different ages. I highly recommend adding something Little Passports to holiday lists or when relatives ask “what can I get for their birthday?”.
If you’ve never heard of Little Passports, their goal is: to deliver experiences that expand your child’s world. They create hands-on products designed to spark their natural curiosity through monthly subscriptions, educational toys and characters kids love. The packages are designed in conjunction with professional educators, PhDs, and award-winning writers and designers. For kids, Little Passports is fun and immersive – each package is meant to excite and inspire!
If you’ve followed this blog or @travelwewill on Instagram for a while, then you know how important travel is to our family. We decide on trips together, plan together and try to learn about the places we’ll visit. So when the first “suitcases” arrived from Little Passports, my kids were so excited. The two I would recommend if you are interested in travel or learning about geography, history, etc:
The World Edition or the Early Explorers (depending on the child’s age). For Maggie and Alex, ages 7 and 9, we did the World Edition. Each month you receive one country at a time. It’s a geography themed subscription and they really learn about the country and their culture with what arrives. Their are little trinkets, hands-on projects, activities, etc. They also get a stamp for that country to add to their passport.
For Tommy, who is almost 5, we did the Early Explorers. It’s similar to the World Edition except geared towards younger kids. The passport is adorable and helps learn the continents too.
Unique Gift for Kids that Love Science
The other subscription we tried this summer was the Science Expeditions. We have tried a number of subscriptions and science kits from stores and none have been this cool. The kits are recommended for ages 9+ but in my opinion, for kids that love science, a few years young would be fine too (my almost 8 year old LOVED these). Also, if you have younger kids at home and want to try them, I think they would still enjoy, you would just have to assist. For example, the coral growing was a HUGE hit with Tommy (pre-k).
The Science Expeditions subscription from Little Passports truly provides fun, hands-on learning. If you want fun that includes science, technology, engineering, and math, these are perfect. I like that the cards and information that come with the kits are also colorful and involve characters. They seem more like a cool activity and less like text book science.
I was honestly so impressed with Little Passports this summer and it’s something I hope to continue with my kids. Besides summer reading, this is all we did all summer that was “learning” and my kids never felt like it was school work at all. Everything was bright, colorful, fun and included what they would describe as toys. They also played with many things that came with the sets long after they were done with the kit activities. If you are looking for a great activity for your kids to enjoy each month of a really unique gift, Little Passports is wonderful for all ages.
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