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February 2016 Little Passports EE "Music" Review
As with the previous Little Passports Early Explorers package I received, I unfortunately didn’t have a chance to meet with my young cousin Xander this past month to unbox the package with him. I will instead give my initial feedback on the items included, then hand the contents off to him to play with.
This is the third and final box I will be receiving from Little Passports. If you haven’t already, you may want to first read the reviews I provided for the previous two packages:
With each Early Explorers package, Little Passport provides a postcard, world map, and sticker set based on the current month’s theme. The theme for February was “music.” As such, the initial items I unpacked included instruments and identified their areas of origin. This seems like a fun activity to children, who might not realize that instruments exist outside of the mainstream ones found in American culture.
Little Passports also includes a Passport booklet with each of their Early Explorer packages. The Passport booklet contains a variety of fun activites, of which you can see an example in the image below.
The Passport booklet is Xander’s favorite part of the Early Explorers package and I think he’ll enjoy this month’s as much as the previous ones.
The “music” Early Explorers package also included a sealed Flashlight Adventures booklet. As I mentioned in my January post, I’m not actually sure what this is for. I don’t want to unseal the booklet before handing it to Xander, so I’ve avoided discovering it’s purpose. I imagine it’s another set of activities like the Passport booklet, however.
All right, I decided to go ahead and research what the Flashlight Adventures entail. The booklet contains a little cut-out of a flashlight that the child can remove and slide between pages to illuminate different parts of pictures that provide additional details to the image. A neat idea!
Special for the “music” theme, the February Early Explorers package includes a CD filled with songs from around the world. I’ve included an image of the tracklist below.
Again, I don’t believe many young children are exposed to music from around the world, so I think it’s wonderful that this package provides them the opportunity to not only learn about international instruments, but to listen to them too.
I also like how, along with all of the routine items that Little Passports includes in their packages, they also add a unique item each month curated to the month’s theme. Last month, for Landmarks, they provided little figurines of landmarks. This month, they offered this CD. The special items always seem to fit the theme well.
Speaking of routine items: the above image depicts some of the other themed goodies that Little Passports always puts in their Early Explorers packages. The luggage tag is a nice nod to the suitcase received in the introductory kit and the stickers and cards are always fun.
Overall, I’m as impressed with this month of Little Passports’ Early Explorers as I was with previous months. I think Xander will enjoy everything included for the “music” theme. I’d like to thank Little Passports for providing me with a three-month subscription to review - now I just need to convince Xander’s mom to subscribe for the future!
Recommended for: parents with small children
Not recommended for: people without children
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary box in exchange for an honest review.