“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” ~ Saint Augustine
The world is larger than we think and only after you have experienced staying in another country far different than what you are use to, with different languages, food, beliefs… will you truly begin to get a broader understanding of life and human kind.
I still have many untapped corners of this world that I would love to encounter.
Our last escape was to Paris, France (to which I fell in love with) and instead of staying at a hotel like most tourists do (we like to consider ourselves travelers not tourists), we stayed at a friends pied-a-terre apartment located in the heart of Paris just a few steps away from La Tour Eiffel.
We bought groceries, cooked, did our laundry with a one-shared complicated washer/dryer combo in our building, got to know our neighbours, walked around on foot and took the metro and RER with nothing but a small map, attempted to speak only in French and indulged in delicious French fare.
We learned so much more this way and truly felt like locals. It was such a wonderful experience!
One of the most important things that I wish for my children as they get older is be able to travel the world and experience other cultures and ways of life.
I was so excited to learn about a monthly package subscription called Little Passports that provides monthly goodies and access to online games and activities to inspire children to learn about other countries and cultures in a fun and engaging way.
Your child is taken on a mini-adventure right from home with two new pals, Sam and Sofia, as they travel the world and share their findings with them via monthly package.
It comes in two subscriptions; you may sign up for one or both.
World Edition: Join Sam and Sofia as they travel to a new country every month
USA Edition: Travel with Sam and Sofia as they visit two new states every month
Little Passports offers several different subscription plans depending on what works best for you. Sign-up for the convenience of their month-to-month plan or sign-up for a set number of months upfront. If you decide to sign-up or gift a set number of months upfront, you can also renew your subscription so your child doesn’t miss out on any adventures.
I decided to go with a World Edition for Ava and this is what we received.
My daughter was very excited to see a package delivered to our front door with her name on it!
Upon opening we received an adorable little blue and green suitcase complete with world map, passport, a letter and picture from Sam & Sofia and much more!
The Explorer Kit is the 1st month of the World Edition. It is a starter Kit and it gets your child ready for the adventures ahead! The next 11 months of the first year are country specific.
Ava was really excited to get started!
I was excited for her! Such an adorable package — wonder if they will start making one for adults?
We got started right away! Ava got to know Sam and Sofia and learn some how to say Hello in different languages also learned a few capital cities of different countries to determine where her buddies are headed to next!
I was actually so impressed with how involved and intrigued Ava was (having a 4 1/2 year old you will remember how easily distracted and bored they can get!). She loved learning where all the countries were on the map including where we were located in Canada.
She asked where her grandparents were from on the map and where her relatives were located all across parts of the world. She really loved it!
And I really loved seeing how much she was learning all while having fun.
She is looking forward to receiving next month’s package and goodies from her friends while at their new destination. She talks about Sam and Sofia to her friends and family (as if they are real people – which I find super cute!).
Overall we are really impressed and content with Little Passports and I am so glad I learned of them for my daughter (and my son when he gets older!).
The benefits of this subscription go far beyond the years!
It’s a one-time payment of $41.85 for the 3 months or $13.95 per month. For everything included and what this will do for your child, I would say it’s truly a great deal!
Little Passports is giving one of my readers a chance to win a 3-Month Subscription (Your choice of The World Edition or US Edition)
1) Leave a comment below telling me Where in the world you would LOVE to travel to with your child/ren and why.
2) Submit via rafflecopter and get additional entries to win!
Contest ends October 1st.
*Open to US and Canadian Residents.
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Disclosure: As part of this review, I received a complimentary subscription to Little Passports; however as always, all opinions expressed are my very own.