Giveaway: 3 Month World Subscription from Little Passports and NPN Back to School Guide – $187 ARV

September 7th, 2013 by Dionna | 6 Comments
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If you still need to complete your back to school shopping or find a back-to-school gift for a friend, the NPN Green Back To School Guide is full of awesome products and essentials for back to school experiences. But what’s even better, the NPN Green Back To School Guide has eco-friendly choices for almost any Back To School products you will need! In addition, the companies that have provided items for review and giveaway are almost exclusively made up of small businesses and Etsy shops.

Below you will find information on 9 awesome companies and reviews from 5 of our NPN Authors. These companies are giving away 21 products and gift certificates, for a total combined value of $441. There will be two Grand Prize Winners in this Giveaway: Giveaway Set One and Giveaway Set Two, worth $220.50 each. Each set will contain:

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This is a Joint Review and Giveaway of a 3 month World Edition Subscription from Little Passportsbetween Natural Parents Network andCode Name: Mama.

Giveaway: Little Passports 3 Month Subscription on Code Name: Mama

About Little Passports

Little Passports is a two-mom-owned company. In looking for inspired and creative ways to learn about the world with their own children, these two moms came up with the concept for Little Passports. Every child loves to receive mail, and learning comes alive when children read stories about other kids.

They incorporated these concepts, along with online games and monthly travel packages, to come up with two unique learning journeys for kids: the Little Passports World Edition and the Little Passports USA Edition.

Giveaway: Little Passports 3 Month Subscription on Code Name: Mama

The World Edition is designed for children 5-10 years old. Little Passports has designed 24 different country adventures for its two characters – Sam and Sofia. In the first month of your subscription, your child receives a travel suitcase, a colorful wall map, an introductory letter, a passport, stickers, an activity sheet, and access to online games. Each month thereafter, your child gets updates, souvenirs and other goodies from Sam and Sofia as they visit new countries.

The USA Edition is designed for children 7-12 years old. In the first month of your subscrption, your child receives an introductory letter, a USA Field Guide and Scratch book, a wall map, and a Disposable Camera and Photo Scavenger Hunt. After that, your child receives activities, models and other goodies on two states each month.

Giveaway: Little Passports 3 Month Subscription on Code Name: Mama

Our Experience with the 3-month World Edition Subscription

The first month of Kieran’s World Subscription was definitely the most exciting. He fell in love with his special travel suitcase. It is bright, colorful, and sturdy enough that he has played with it without it falling to pieces. He especially loves the little latch system: it is a moving metal handle with a metal lock that flips up and down.

When he finally got around to opening up all of the activities and goodies inside the suitcase, he was pumped. Kieran has always loved maps, and the Little Passports map is fun to look at. Of the activities in the first month’s box, his favorite was one that taught him to say hello in different languages. We practiced by using the house phone to call each other.

Giveaway: Little Passports 3 Month Subscription on Code Name: Mama

We talked about what he hopes to learn about each country: he mentioned that he hopes we’ll learn about what kind of food the people eat, what language they speak, and what the country looks like.

In the second month’s package, we got activities about Brazil. Kieran’s favorite part of the box was an amethyst stone that is native to Brazil. We completed the worksheet activities together, but I found that most of them were above my (very bright) five year old’s head.

We also visited the online games. He enjoyed playing soccer, but the other areas were not conducive to solo work; younger kids will likely need a parent to help them walk through the website.

As with any learning tool, it’s up to each family to extend their learning opportunities to fit their interests. Kieran really got interested in learning about capoeira, and so we spent some time watching videos of kids’ capoeira competitions on YouTube (see this one and this one to find out what I’m talking about).

Giveaway: Little Passports 3 Month Subscription on Code Name: Mama

In the third month’s package, we learned about Japan. He was not quite as enthusiastic about the sushi-shaped eraser, but he did enjoy learning about the animals and customs of Japan.

We really love the idea of Little Passports, and I’d be interested in trying it again once Kieran is a little older. I think that five years old might be a bit young for much of the information and activities they include in each month’s package. I’d also encourage parents to make these packages just one piece of their overall study of each country. They are not stand-alone units, they serve more to enhance learning with a little bit of fun.

Whether you are a homeschooling family or your children attend school away from home, Little Passports is an excellent way to supplement your child’s studies of geography and culture. Kieran definitely enjoyed the subscription, and he’s already asking me why we have not received another package. The creators have certainly found a way to pique kids’ interest with fun mail!

Buy it!

You can purchase your own 3 month World Edition Subscription at Little Passportsfor $41.85 ($13.95/month). The price drops to $10.95/month if you choose a 12-month subscription.

WIN IT!

For your own chance to win a 3 month World Edition Subscription from Little Passports, enter by leaving a comment and using our Rafflecopter system below. Mandatory Entry is specifying which set you would want if you win, all other entries are bonus entries.

Two winners will receive a fantastic prize packages that include the 3 month World Edition Subscription from Little Passports as part of a $187 prize package!

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Disclosure: Our reviewer received a sample product for review purposes. Amazon links are affiliate links. We try to seek out only products we think you would find relevant and useful to your life as a natural parent. If we don’t like a product, we won’t be recommending it to you. See our full disclosure policy here.

6 Responses to:
"Giveaway: 3 Month World Subscription from Little Passports and NPN Back to School Guide – $187 ARV"

  1. Anne Perry   aeperry

    my son would love this.

  2. Talia B.

    My daughter would have fun with this!

  3. TopHat   TopHat8855

    My kids would enjoy this!

  4. Kristie F.   kristiefowler

    My 6 year old daughter would absolutely love this!

  5. Crunchy Con Mom   crunchyconmom

    This set would be for my 4 year old!

  6. I work with many different kids of all ages, so this will be used frequently by each kid! This would be a great addition to my other tools : )

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