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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Little Passports Program (#1)
This is definitely one deal I'm glad I tried out! We are really liking it, and it's a great way to learn about other countries around the world! C loves to get mail, and is always excited when he goes to his work box and finds another package!
I have decided to expand some more on the countries they highlight and I just purchased EXPEDITION EARTH curriculum from Confessions of a Homeschooler. It is a religious curriculum, but can quite easily be made secular by eliminating the praying portion of the study, if you so desire. The curriculum is only $15, but does require some other supplemental books (a few of which are Usborne books!). You can look at a sample of the curriculum and the required and suggested book list at her website. She also provides an animal unit study for FREE! The curriculum is designed to do one country a week (there are 31 countries total), However, we will be using it slightly differently. We will be doing one country a month to go along with whichever country we receive our Little Passports souvenir from each month.
So now more about the Little Passports Program (you can also click on the Little Passports button on the right hand side of my blog).
So this is what you get with the first package:
Now if you want to use the Expedition Earth lessons as a supplement to the program, you could start learning about Brazil at this point, or you could wait till your package comes. Unfortunately for me, it was an after thought to use an around the world curriculum...so we will start with the arrival of our Brazil package. The Expedition Earth curriculum also has an introductory lesson to maps and globes, so you could start that at this point or even prior to the first package arrival.
The Little Passports program we purchased through Mamapedia was for the 3month introductory package, we then were offered a renewal at the $11.95/mo rate, which we opted for. You can cancel at any time. The other cheaper option would be to pay in full for a 12mos subscription which comes out to $10.95/mo. What a great gift for the little one in your life!!
I'll be blogging about our Little Passports journey, so stay tuned!
First stop BRAZIL!
If you decide that Little Passports looks like something your child would enjoy, please be so kind as to click on one of my Little Passport links to purchase. We liked Little Passports so much that I have become an affiliate with them, and therefore make a small profit on sales, which help support my blog and our home school. Thank you! We are also an affiliate with several other businesses, including Amazon.com.
Now we await our Package from BRAZIL! Stay tuned!
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