I am constantly searching the internet for great programs and ideas for learning activities and crafts for kids. I recently came across a learning program/activity called “Little Passports.” This activity teaches children about countries around the world or states in the united states.
It appears that every month the child receives a package from a specific country and a letter from 2 characters telling them about their adventures in that country.
I’ll copy and paste a description from the website:
Every month, follow our characters Sam and Sofia as they embark on a new country adventure. Your first month’s Explorer Kit arrives in a suitcase and contains everything your child needs to get started: a letter from Sam and Sofia, a map, a passport, stickers, access to online games and more. Country specific packages filled with fun souvenirs, letters, stickers, photos, activity sheets and more arrive every month thereafter.
Recommended age 5 to 10 years old.
With your USA Edition subscription, Sam and Sofia travel to and experience the wonders of all 50 states. Kick-off your USA adventure with the first month’s Discovery Kit which includes a letter from Sam and Sofia, a USA Field Guide, a USA scratch book, a map, and a camera. Sam and Sofia then travel to two new states every month and send an activity-packed travel journal with stickers, postcards, pop-out models and access to online activities.
Recommended age 7 to 12 years old.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ouYsBjhKLc This is a video explaining the little passports program.
here is a link to the website: little passports
What I think is also great about this is that children are receiving mail with their name on it. It gives them a sense of identity. Remember the first time you started receiving mail? It was so exciting to have something arrive for you with your name on it.
Has anyone ever tried this program? I would love to know what you think about it.