Monday, March 16, 2015

Early Explorers

Our friends at Little Passports have introduced a fun new subscription line called Early Explorers. I say "friends" because I recently got an email from our contact at Little Passports saying, "Hi Julie, I was thinking about Brennen today and wondering if he liked the Early Explorers Kit?". Yup. Friends.

Early Explorers is geared towards a younger age group than the original Little Passports, and we were excited to give it a try! Brennen and I really enjoyed the Little Passports World Edition, which I reviewed HERE. Though it was intended for ages 5-10, some of the activities in that subscription, like the activity book and online games, were too advanced for Brennen. I'm sure many other parents of children with special needs would find the same thing, and though it can be difficult to have to look to a younger age range, it is important to find what works best for your child. It took me a long time to get my head around that, and to come to terms with that aspect of our life, but if Brennen will get more enjoyment from a "preschool" activity, then that is what we will do!  

Our first month's Traveler Kit arrived just last week. It came with a funky orange suitcase (we LOVE orange!), a wall-sized World Map, an activity booklet, luggage tag, stickers and a wall decal.

Each month of the subscription provides a different World theme, such as Music, Animals, Food, Art, Oceans, Natural Wonders and World Discoveries. Our first month's World Theme Kit was "Landmarks", and included an activity booklet, a flashlight adventure game, stickers and wall decals, and a set of miniature landmark souvenirs, including the Eiffel Tower, the Great Sphinx of Giza, the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

We have found the Early Explorers kit to be much more developmentally appropriate for Brennen. The souvenirs are small enough for him to hold in his hand, and allow him to be involved in the adventure while I read to him about different countries. I'm excited to see what theme we will receive next month!

Little Passports Early Explorers is available in a 12-month, 6-month, or monthly subscription plan. Click on the link below to order yours!

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