As most of you know I have a serious love affair with travel. I think everyone should be doing it and that, maybe, just maybe, we would have a little more compassion and understanding of others if we saw more of the world besides our own backyard. (soap box…getting off)
However, I realize that travel can be expensive and it’s not something that we are always fortunate enough to do. When the kids were little we were so freaking broke that we never went anywhere, however, we done a lot of arm chair travel during that time. Visiting places through books and stories. It was a lot of fun.
Two very creative moms have taken the idea of arm chair travel for children and turned it into a monthly adventure called Little Passports. This is such a fun and creative idea that I just had to share.
Each month your child(ren) will receive a packet in the mail that lets them explore and learn about a new State or Country depending on which program you sign up for: World Edition or USA Edition. The difference, besides the obvious, is that the World Edition is intended for children 5 to 10 years old and the USA Edition is for children 7 to 12 years old.
I received the first month packet for the USA edition. The introductory packages introduces you to Sofia and Sam who tell travel stories through letters that arrive with each month’s kit. Also included is a field guide, camera, map, and scratch book.
The field guide is used each month and is a place kids can record information about each state. I like that this gives them a diary to keep track of everything they are learning and have it all in one place .
The map may very well be my favorite part of the introductory kit. I am a firm believer that you should have, at minimum, a general understanding of where states are located in our country. This map is a great visual with fun photos that represent culture components of different parts of the country. I’ve been wanting a U.S. wall map to mark where we’ve been and where we want to go.
After the introductory month your child(ren) will visit two new states every month and receive an activity-packed travel journal with stickers, postcards, pop-out models and access to online activities. This is a great way to show your children other parts of the country without ever leaving the house.
Subscription options start as low at $10.95 month and is well worth it.
I hope you’ll share the love of travel with your child(ren) through the Little Passports program. It’s a great gift to put under the tree.