I have been pondering trying a subscription box for a while for my daughter to help provide some fun learning and activities while we have been at home thanks to the ‘rona. Little Learning Hands World Explorers is a 5 star rated option for expanding your child’s horizons while safe at home. The subscription boxes can be purchased individually, or you can sign up for 3, 6, or 12 months and the price per box gets cheaper the more months you sign up for at a time. Another perk is that shipping is free! The Little Learning Hands boxes boast that they are “Where little hands play and little minds grow”, and each month will provide opportunities for just that.
The Welcome Box is the first you will get, and it is packed full with fun and will get your child excited for learning about other countries and cultures. My daughter loved coloring her little backpack to get ready to travel, and I am going to frame the nice quality scratch off world map so we can keep track of what countries we learn about (and someday hope to visit!). Each box comes with four doubles sided cards that are sure to be conversation starters: on one side are Table Talk questions to discuss as a family, and we like doing these at dinner together. On the flip side are Fun Facts about that country, and I was actually impressed with the different facts that I never knew. You also get a World Explorers Passport to put your stickers in each month to show what countries you have learned about, and the kids can fill out what they learned and liked about each country.
Each box comes with a flag for that country and a booklet about the country of the month and the booklet is very informative and makes it easy for even the younger kids to understand and get excited about. There are two recipe cards in each box for some popular dishes from that box’s country. The recipe cards give you a shopping list/ingredient list, list of kitchen supplies needed, and easy step by step instructions to follow. Most of the ingredients are things you will have at home already, and the recipes are a fun way to spend an afternoon with your child.
The Little Learning Hands boxes also each come with two activities that promote creativity and experiential learning. The first staple for each box is a 3D puzzle of a famous landmark or item from that month’s country. The Welcome Box comes with a 3D world globe puzzle, and it was easy to put together with my 4 year old. For our first country, we had Germany, and our second activity was painting with diamonds for a 3D Diamond Clock. Our first country box was especially meaningful to us as my dad is from Germany, and it was memorable to be able to share some of our family heritage with my daughter. She loved being able to Facetime with her Opa and show him what she was doing and had learned, and provided a way to connect with him even though we are across the country right now.
This is an excellent subscription box service, especially in current times where now more than ever it is important to teach our kids to be curious about other cultures and people. Through opportunities like the Little Learning Hands World Explorers boxes, we can promote empathy and understanding and be able to see our similarities while respecting and learning about our differences that make us all unique. Since starting to learn about the wide world, my daughter is asking questions and talking about where she wants to travel someday (although she always wants to go “tomorrow”), and it makes me swell with pride that she wants to keep learning more and become a global citizen. I am grateful for the fun family learning and activities from Little Learning Hands, and I look forward to exploring more of our world with my daughter each month. Get your own family’s subscription to expanded horizons and enjoyable family activities at https://littlelearninghands.com/.
Kim Alsumiri is a Senior Writer who focuses on baby products and travel. A proud California native, she has a deep understanding of the needs of families with young children. With over 10 years of experience in the writing industry, Kim has a passion for finding and sharing the best products and experiences for parents and their little ones. She has also developed a strong interest in social issues related to parenting and child-rearing. As a mother of three young children, Kim knows firsthand the joys and challenges of raising a family. Her personal experience and love for travel allow her to offer valuable insights to her readers on the best places to go and things to do with kids in tow.