Age range: 4-10
Reviewer: Jeanette Perkins aka Beeba
Little Global Citizens is a subscription service designed to introduce young children to different countries around the world. A box will arrive every two months. The first thing your grand sees when they open the box is a children’s guide to the country. It’s their welcome to the country and it’s written from the perspective of a child from that country.
I reviewed a box about Ghana. Each component in the box was clearly labeled. In addition to the guide, there were materials for two crafts, three activities, a children’s book, a language card and a small jar of West African shea butter. Abena, a young girl from a small village near Accra, the capital of Ghana, wrote the first two pages of the guide. All the contents looked like lots of fun and were packed with educational information. I can imagine the experience stretching over a few weeks.
The world is getting smaller each day and kids who are growing up now will go to school, work with and live near people from all over the globe. Little Global Citizens can help your grand learn about other countries and their people. With knowledge will come compassion and understanding for other cultures. The cost of the subscription is $39.95 bimonthly (free shipping). A sibling option ($12 more) includes an additional set of all craft and activity materials so siblings can explore each country together! You can cancel at any time. You can also buy single box options from previous months for $39.95. This is a much cheaper way to see a new country compared to the cost of airfare, hotels, etc. Treat your grands to the world.
Order your subscription HERE – GRAND readers – use code GRAND5 at checkout to receive $5 off your first box!
About the product developers:
Co-founders, Tim Minnick and Akeelah Kuraishi, quit their advertising jobs in 2011, left home and went backpacking around the world for 13 months. They bypassed the usual traveler routes and went far off the beaten path; living with a secluded tribe in Laos, delving deep into the jungles of Borneo and trekking into remote regions of Burma. What they learned was that people around the world are kind and hospitable and outside of surface differences, are all more similar than we are different. Now as parents, they want to instill in their own kids a love for travel, adventure, and most importantly, a respect for all people. Little Global Citizens is their gift of experiencing the world, to their own children and yours. Little Global Citizens is proud to support the mission of Room To Read by donating a percentage of all profits to their amazing work.
About the reviewer:
Jeanette Perkins is the grandmother of two adorable grandsons. She lives in beautiful St Pete Beach, FL. Jeanette is a book and product reviewer for GRAND and is looking forward to reviewing lots of new and useful books and products for all us grandparents.
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