We are not world travelers.  Would I like to be?  You betcha, but with no budget for worldwide adventures & a busy toddler, we are limited to these here United States.  So how can you teach your kids about other cultures on a budget?

  1. Your local library!
  2. Little Passports World Edition

Sometimes it’s hard to get your kids in the non-fiction section of the library, which is why I adore the Little Passports program so much.  Maybe it’s the former geography teacher in me, but anything that inspires young kids to play with maps & check out books on Ancient Egypt is a total win.

We joined the Little Passports program last year and have enjoyed getting our monthly packages.  As you can see in Ellie’s video below, she has acquired quite the suitcase full of souvenirs, passport stickers, & photographs from around the world.  Maybe we can’t visit France, but with help from Sam & Sofia, we can get a taste of it.

A lot of inspiration has come out of these little packages.  Certain cultures have really captured Ellie’s attention, which led to deeper “study”.  Some things we’ve done:

  • Checked out loads of books from the library
  • Learned how to say different phrases in a new language
  • Prepared food from different cultures
  • Learned what animal species are native to a country
  • Checked out what kind of schools are in other countries

With summer coming, Little Passports would be a great way to keep your kids interested in learning & their noses in a book.  Think of all the fun adventures that could be headed your way without having to hop an airplane!

And now for your viewing pleasure {*insert smiley face*}, here is Ellie’s review: