When we returned from holiday Monkey was delighted to find a little blue and white box waiting for him. Our first delivery of Little Passports Early Explorers edition, which is designed for preschoolers aged 3-5. As a Little Passports ambassador we have received a three-month subscription to the series to review. For older children there is a World edition for 6-10 year olds. It’s a great way to start to introduce different countries and cultures to young children.
To help your little one on their journey they are guided by Max and Mia who own a dog called Toby. Each month you get a different themed parcel through the post, I don’t know a child who doesn’t like to receive ‘surprises’ through the letterbox!
Our first parcel contained:
- A fun orange suitcase – which has already been carried around everywhere with us today
- Wall sized world map – bright and colourful would look great in a child’s room or a playroom and a great starting point for talking about where you live and any places you have visited
- 20 page activity booklet – jam-packed with easy to do activities
- Luggage tag
- Stickers and wall decals – bright stickers which are a good size and not too fiddley for little fingers
Monkey wanted to make a start on decorating his suitcase straight away with the supplied stickers, each one had a different continent on it. He really liked the pictures of the animals with his favourites making the front of the case.
He then wanted to start working on the other stickers so he started to stick them in the activity booklet matching the names of the continents. The activity booklet is A5 in size and made from good quality card stock. I really like the range of different activities. Monkey turned three in June so he’s on the younger end of the recommended age range but he really enjoyed the activities and did not need much intervention from me.
Sticking in the passport stickers:
Searching for the world map symbols:
The idea here is one of the three pictures is not included in the continent in question but somewhere else on the map. Which is great for developing observation skills. He really enjoyed this exercise and we went on to point out all the other landmarks and animals not included in this activity too.
I like that the activities have especially been tailored to the preschooler age range. It was the first time he had tried such an activity and got the hang of it straight away.
Dot to dot:
The other activities included in the booklet are spot the difference, colouring in, pairs matching, and tracing. They are all ideal for preschoolers and great for developing hand eye coordination and writing control.
I can’t wait for our next package which is due any day. Each subsequent delivery will include:
- 20 page activity booklet
- Flashlight adventures
- Stickers and wall decals.
We are expecting the landmarks set next, other themes include – music, animals, food, art, natural wonders, oceans, world coins, space, world discoveries, dinosaurs, science, celebrations, habitats, transportation, insects and sports.
It’s possible to buy a 12 month, 6 month or a single month subscription. The 12 month plan equates to 13.95$ a month plus shipping. You can find out more information on their website here. If we are as impressed with our next two deliveries then I can see us signing up for a 12 month subscription ourselves.
We were provided with the Early Explorers Edition to review all opinions are my own.