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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Little Passports Program (#1)

Little Passports program came available on Mamapedia (one of those deal sites that I really should stay away from because I am such a sucker for a GOOD DEAL that it's BREAKING the bank!  haha)  You can find the link to Mamapedia on the right hand side under GOOD DEALS!  You can see my first blog about the purchase here .

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:
There is a letter from 'Sam and Sophia', a world map, a passport, a puzzle sheet (so you can figure out where your next package will be from), a suitcase, some stickers, and a pass code to go online.  It also includes a picture of Sam and Sophia.  We already had a world map hanging, so we have been using it to mark their travels.

By decoding the secret message on the puzzle sheet, we determined that they would be going to Brazil, so we put their picture on the map, found Brazil, circled it and put an arrow from the picture to Brazil.

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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10 comments:

  1. so interested in the little passports program wish I had the extra bucks too much going out right now. :(

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  2. This is one I am interested in but we don't have the extra $$ for it...maybe I can persuade a grandparent or aunt to purchase it for us for Christmas! :) Enjoy!

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  3. That is neato!! You will peobably be seeing us blogging about it soon too!! Thanks so much for the tip. :)

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  4. Thanks for linking to my curriculum! I'm so glad you like it, I hope you have a wonderful year exploring the world!

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  6. I am your newest follower from today's blog hop! I wanted to invite you to my weekend hop open tonight thru Sunday. I hope you will come by and link up! If not, I hope you have a great weekend!
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  7. We are doing the same thing:) except I am using Amanda Bennett's expedition earth series to go with it:)

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  8. WOW that is so cool. Thanks for sharing with the NOBH subscribers! Love it!

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  9. I am looking forward to reading more about your adventures with this!

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