Little Passports Review: A Monthly Educational Subscription Box for Children

little passports review

Little Passports is a company that provides monthly educational subscription packs for kids ages 3-9+. Each delivery contains a collection of activity books, stickers, trading cards, and access to information online in the areas of geography, science, and world cultures. Members can expect to save around 25% on traditional workbooks and other educational materials and programs. All boxes are shipped within 3-4 days of receipt and will arrive at the customer’s doorstep within 4-8 business days.

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How It Works

Getting started with Little Passwords is very straightforward. First, you create an account by clicking on “my account” at the top right of the homepage. You will then select the “create account” red button and fill out the form, which takes less than a minute.

You can then select the drop-down options to shop by either age or product. You then choose the package that best fits your child’s age and or needs. The website will give you the option to select the regular box for that option, or the premium, which includes an activity book hand-selected to complement each monthly theme. Finally, you will be able to choose the duration of your subscription: monthly, every six months, or every 12 months.

Once you input or verify your payment information, you wait for your educational subscription box to arrive!

What Makes Little Passports Unique?

Little Passports is a excellent solution for parents who want their kids to learn in a hands-on way. Children earn a head start on learning about the world around them in a variety of different capacities. Parents can expect their little ones to broaden their knowledge about a variety of topics. Children learn world geographic locations and cultures, perform science experiments, and write to their fictional pen pals.

Mostly, kids are getting a monthly surprise and always look forward to new stickers, workbooks, and educational topics. Many parents compare the sense of excitement to Christmas morning every month! These kits are also perfect for keeping children occupied on long car rides or moments when parents need to relax and unwind at home.

What We Like

  • Packages help children develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills with activity sheets and experiments
  • Excitement – kids are always looking forward to the next delivery
  • Children love receiving pictures and other objects that represent different cultures from around the world
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    Helps kids become more well-rounded and educated about other cultures, cities, and geographic locations
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    Keeps kids occupied when parents are busy driving or doing other activities at home
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    Flexible payment options for parents for the short-term and long-term

What Could Be Better

  • Some difficulty levels and age group designations do not match the knowledge of smarter kids
  • The value of the items in the box is subject because some parents may not perceive the objects to be worth the cost (some parents think the complete opposite)
  • Little passports will not be the only resource parents use for geographic education, and the subscription might represent an added expense
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    The auto-renewal is somewhat tricky and might loop you into another term without you knowing

Pricing & What’s Included

In each box, members can expect to receive a varied collection of activity books, stickers, trading cards, souvenirs, activity journals, postcards, experiment guides, and access to games online. The different types of these items will vary depending on age and product.

Here are the various packages and what each box contains:

Early Explorers (Ages 3 to 5)

  • Monthly duration: $16.95 per month
  • 6-month duration: $17.95 per month
  • 12-month duration: $18.95 per month
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    Wall-sized world map
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    Luggage tag
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    Stickers, photos, and an activity booklet
  • Welcome letter from new pen pals Max, Mia, and Toby

Science Junior (Ages 5 to 8)

  • Monthly duration: $21.95 per month
  • 6-month duration: $20.95 per month
  • 12-month duration: $18.95 per month
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    A mini green backpack
  • Adventure comics with additional games and activities
  • Trading cards that highlight fun, scientific facts
  • Backpack patches matching each monthly theme

World Edition (Ages 6 to 10)

  • Monthly duration: $16.95 per month
  • 6-month duration: $15.95 per month
  • 12-month duration: $14.95 per month
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    A mini blue suitcase
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    An individual passport and world map for the wall
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    A collectible country coin and coin board
  • Three soft animal toys
  • An introductory letter from pen pals Sam and Sofia
  • Stickers, photos, and an activity sheet
  • Ability to experience online content to learn more about countries

USA Edition (Ages 7 to 12)

  • Monthly duration: $14.95 per month
  • 6-month duration: $13.95 per month
  • 12-month duration: $12.95 per month
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    USA interactive guide
  • USA workbook
  • USA map for the wall
  • Introductory letter from pen pals Sam and Sofia
  • Scavenger hunt project with photos
  • State journal with 32 pages of activities
  • Postcards
  • Stickers
  • Access to more information and activities online

Science Expedition (Ages 9+)

  • Monthly duration: $21.95 per month
  • 6-month duration: $20.95 per month
  • 12-month duration: $18.95 per month
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    Science expeditions tote bag
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    Science lab notebook
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    Forensic science experiment kit
  • Fingerprint analysis card and ink pad
  • A booklet with more fun games and activities
  • Solve a new mystery each month
  • Hands-on science experiments
  • Achievement badges that represent the theme for each month
  • Access to special online videos and science content

Little Passports Reviews

Little Passports is rated a 4.3 out of 5 on Influenster. This score is the average from 563 total reviews. Based on what customers are saying, it helps their kids learn other areas of the world before the average kid. It also allows the kids to stay busy while the parents are doing household chores or relaxing. Parents also love the variety of different topics and learning areas within the package options.

There are a few drawbacks that people are discussing throughout the reviews. One is that the autorenewal loops into another term if you don’t stay on top of your signup date. Another complaint is that the difficulty level is not suitable for the specific child, so make sure to look at what each package has to offer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the common questions that people ask about Little Passports.

How Can I Cancel My Subscription?

You are free to opt-out of the auto-renew service at any time. You can cancel from the "My Account" screen under the "Subscription" section. 

Auto-renewing subscriptions will endure for the initial term and will automatically renew for successive periods equal to the duration of the subscription.

How Can I Contact Customer Service?

You can reach their customer service by email at support@littlepassports.com.

When Does it Ship Every Month?

The subscription box gets shipped within 3-4 days of order receipt. Upon shipping, US orders will deliver within 4-8 business days. Shipment destinations outside of the US will get delivered within 11-14 business days.

How Did You Create the Content and Materials for Little Passports?

Little Passports partnered with a panel of parents and educators who have direct experience working with children in the target age ranges. The product is also tested directly with children, and it includes their feedback to ensure success and engagement.

When am I billed for a monthly plan?

You get billed for the first subscription box on the first day that you register. If you are on a monthly duration and purchased between the 11th and 24th of the month, your following monthly charges will happen on the 10th of every month. Otherwise, your following monthly fees will occur on the 24th of the month.

Company History

Little Passports was developed by two best friends who shared a vision to inspire children to learn about the world. In 2009, Amy Norman and Stella Ma launched the company and still operate it today. Amy holds a bachelors degree in English from Mount Holyoke College and a masters degree in International Studies from Penn. Stella has a bachelors degree in East Asia studies from Harvard.

Both founders got exposed to different cultures growing up. Amy moved between the US and England, and Stella grew up in a Chinese-American household. Now, as parents, they want to instill that in their children. As the leaders of Little Passports, Amy and Stella continue to build a community of parents, grandparent, and educators who want to pass on the cultural learning experience too.

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