We love to travel, so naturally I’ve been very intrigued by Little Passports, the monthly subscription educational kit that follows fictional characters Sam and Sofia on their travel adventures. I am really into this whole subscription box trend. I LOVE getting mail, especially packages, and I love to try new products. It’s all just so much fun. Needless to say, our whole family was very excited to try out a few months of Little Passports to write this review.
The way it works is every month you receive a package from Sam and Sofia with a letter describing their recent travel location, a photograph of something interesting they want to share, and some sort of cool souvenir. You can choose the USA or the World for your subscription, and we decided to travel the world for ours. The very first package you receive includes a sturdy cardboard “suitcase”, a large map, and a passport – these are to keep and to add on to each month, so hold on to them and keep them in good shape. Each monthly package after this includes a couple stickers, one for your “passport”, one for your suitcase, and one shaped like a pushpin for your map so your children can track along with Sam and Sofia. Your kids will also get an activity sheet including a puzzle or word game and a luggage tag with an online code to access even more content online.
At first I thought my boys may be too young to fully enjoy the subscription, but they are unbelieveabley engaged in the activities the minute we receive our monthly package. That’s the beauty of curious children – they don’t know something? Talk with them about it, and they learn. With the cues from Little Passports, we talk about continents, countries, states, and cities. They don’t completely understand at first, so they ask cute questions, like “why isn’t St. Louis a state?” and “is Texas in North America and the Earth?”, so we talk about it some more. We tell stories about Maya’s family when we look at France, about Aunt Emma and Uncle Miki’s wedding when we look at Italy, and about our babysitter Julia when we look at Ecuador. Little kids can process so much complexity, and it’s a beautiful thing to watch the lightbulb turn on in their little brains.
Look at this huge map! Oh, how I just love to dive into a map. One thing I do wish is that the map was coated because it was taking a beating from my boys after just a couple unfolds/refolds. I finally mounted it on the wall to keep it safe and in a great location where we can look at it everyday.
So far, we’ve learned all about Sam and Sofia’s trips to Brazil and Japan. Little Passports is a fantastic idea and it is executed really well. A subscription to Little Passports makes a fun and unique gift for those 4+, and is an awesome tool for any family who wants to encourage a love of learning and travel in their children. I’m a huge fan and can’t wait to see where Sam and Sofia go next.
**Special thanks to the lovely team at Little Passports for generously providing my boys a few months of experience in order to write this review. This post contains affiliate links. Please always know my opinions are genuine and all mine!**