I vividly remember my third grade teacher Mrs. Johnson bringing a woman named Anne into our classroom for a few hours one month to teach us French. The experience brought an awareness of something outside my rural world and inspired me to study French later in life. J’adore Madame Johnson!
Even if your school isn’t proactive with integrating culture into the curriculum, there is an option for exposing your children to the world around through Little Passports.
Little Passports was founded by two moms wanting to provide children with educational experiences extending well beyond their country’s borders. Through a monthly subscription service, your child can take a global adventure and all without the cost of airfare.
The inventive monthly subscription service begins with an initial welcome kit for your child. The kit includes a travel suitcase for storing all of the global adventure materials. It also comes with a world map and passport for tracking the travels of Sam and Sofia.
Each month, characters Sam and Sofia travel to a new country and send your child a letter and souvenirs. Your child will also receive access to online activities and games corresponding to the journey for hours of memorable (and fun) learning.
Subscriptions start as low as $10.95 per month and come in 3-month, 6-month, 12-month, and unlimited duration packages.
Special 5-Day Promo: Receive 15% Off Order*
Use coupon code ‘oct15’ through midnight October 17, 2010 and receive 15% off your order!
The service successfully marries a child’s curiosity and willingness to learn with a fun and interactive way in which to do it. Due to this, Little Passports is receiving recognition for the unique service and won a Parent’s Choice Award in Fall 2009. The company also won an iParenting Media Award in the 2009 Outstanding Toy & Games category.
I wish there had been something like this when I was growing up. When the email announcement of this offer popped into my inbox today, I’ll admit that I was tempted to order. The service looks truly amazing – and who wouldn’t love to accessorize with that kickin’ little suitcase you get!
If you subscribe your child to Little Passports, you might even be surprised by what you learn in the process. Too bad there isn’t an adult version – I just know there’s some people out there who could use the education!
*Buy any Little Passports package for 15% off. Offer valid only for purchases made from October 13, 2010 through midnight October 17, 2010. Use code oct15 at checkout. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions, coupons or program discounts and may not be applied to previous purchases. No cash/credit back. Offer is transferable.
Photos courtesy www.littlepassports.com