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KB gets their Early Explorers. Rea gets their World Edition. And Bubba gets their USA Edition.
Let’s start with my oldest- Bubba. He’s 11 and going in to 6th grade. We studied the USA in 4th grade with Sonlight and also during the first semester of co-op. When the first package arrived, it wasn’t that fabulous. It was a starter kit and had just a few items to get you acquainted with the subscription process. It came with what you see in the photo below: A disposable camera (that he thought was fake), a letter from Sam & Sophia (the kids behind the monthly gifts), a field guide, map, and scratch book. The second month is where it became exciting. Bubba started using the camera and that is probably the best part for me. Disposable cameras were such a hit at weddings and for underwater pictures. Now it’s a thing of the past which makes me feel old. Ah. Moving on. The first 2 states he is learning about are Wisconsin and Virginia (including Washington, D.C). We haven’t taken the kids to Wisconsin so the cheese state is rather cool. The workbook that arrived is full of pages that make learning fun. He is now telling me the steps to making cheese and asking if we can bake a Cranberry Pie with their recipe. It continues on to discuss Badgers, Madison, Mount Horeb, Famous Events and Timeline, various Islands, the Birkebeiner, and it continues with more adventures online. There is an answer key for parents to check the work. The workbook is age appropriate and more fun than I thought it would be. We’ve been to Washington, D.C. and parts of Virginia. He knew a lot of these answers off the top of his head but still enjoyed learning more about various sites. Virginia discusses King Neptune, the Countryside, Richmond’s Monument Avenue (which is cool in person), the Pentagon, all the monuments of D.C. (my favorites), the Coastal Wetlands, Famous Events and Timeline, the State Parks, Torpedo Factory and a delicious looking recipe for Gingerbread. He is currently constructing the White House and Wisconsin Milk Carton that was sent.
Rea is next. She is 6 and going in to 1st grade. We use Abeka Books and are going through various countries with them. Her World Edition arrived with an age appropriate luggage and tags, passport book, map, stickers, and a note from Sam & Sophia. The first month (photo below) was just the overview of what’s to come with a link to play games online through the Little Passports website. Her second month arrived and it was about Brazil. Her friend’s mom is from Brazil so this made it extra special. In her box came a piece of Amethyst from the mines of Maraba. She learned about the endangered red uakari monkey and a photo of it came on a postcard. His name is Danilo and he lives in the Amazon River Basin. After we learned about those items, Rea worked on a Brazil activity booklet. The World Edition is great for her age and she loves adding her country stamps to the passport books. We have her map hanging in our homeschool room and it’s a blessing to us all when we are looking for a country or capital. She was able to “pin” Brazil to the map with the pin sticker.
KB is 3 and is going in to Pre-K. We are using Abeka Books as well with her. She absolutely loves her luggage and carries it around the house too much. Hers also came with a letter from Mia, Max, and their dog Toby, a map, stickers, a little booklet to work in and luggage tags (first month photo below). She is a little too young to complete the mazes and dot-to-dot puzzles but she colors the pages and matches the landmarks with the ones she now has. Her second month was beyond exciting. They sent her 5 landmarks and information about each one- the Taj Mahal (which Bubba liked because he is wrapping up India with Sonlight), the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, the Great Wall of China, the Sphinx in Egypt, and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. 5 stickers came for us to add to our map so we know where each landmark is. Her map stays folded up in her luggage to preserve it. I have a feeling her dolls will have a tea party on it if not. She loved her latest package and is still carrying it around.
In the beginning, I wasn’t sure if I would be a fan of Little Passports. Now, we love them. It’s a lot of fun for eachone and they are all learning about new parts of the world they didn’t know before. And even though they all have their own subscriptions, they go through each others as well. If you have ever been interested in Little Passports, I would try it. The first month is a “getting to know the subscription” package but from then on, it’s amazing.