There are many subscription kits out there for preschoolers these days, but we recently came across one that I think is perfect for those aged 6-9!
It’s called Junior Explorers, and the learning themes focus on wildlife, nature and the environment. It combines a physical learning kit with online activities, and interestingly incorporates a social enterprise angle, where kids can give back to real-life charities with the ‘credits’ earned through their adventures online.
Mission Artic (Kit #1)
K was thrilled as usual to receive something addressed to herself, through snail mail. When she opened the envelope, it was chock full of learning materials! I was particularly impressed with the quality of the materials, including a full-colour activity booklet, animal info-cards as well as removable tattoos.
In every Junior Explorer Kit, there is a wristband and pin to collect (this kit came with cute tiny Artic animals too – we received a polar bear and seal – see if you can spot them). There were a set of postcards featuring the Artic and Artic animals, so K immediately got down to work writing a post card to her good friend in Perth. We’ve mailed it!
Every kit also incorporates a different online experience every month. Kids log on to the site with their unique username and password, key in their “mission code” and accompany characters Kia and Kyle as they visit the ecosystem featured that month. They also solve mysteries in nature and in so doing, get acquainted with interesting animals and learn key characteristics of that particular ecosystem.
Mission Biomes (Kit #2)
Kit #2 arrived in a trunk!
I found myself learning alongside my kids, since I had to find out the meaning of “Biomes”, which was this kit’s theme. For the record, it refers to “a large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat”, and this kit introduced us to major types of biomes, such as tundras, forests, grasslands, and deserts.
The physical kit this time was slightly different – comprising a giant wall poster (which we have since put up), as well as a water bottle (very practical), which is why it came in a cardboard box (trunk) instead of an envelope.
My favourite component of this kit was the Field Guide, with loads of information on the various Biomes of the world.
Here are the subscription rates for various durations – I like the fact that there are so many options, even allowing you to subscribe for just one month to see if your child enjoys it, before committing to a longer term subscription.
Go right ahead and make a subscription to start receiving your kits now! Enter LBB10 for a 10% discount on all subscriptions.
Junior Explorers is generously giving away a 3-month subscription (worth more than S$65) to FOUR winners residing in Singapore!
To enter, complete all the steps below:
- Like Junior Explorers’ Facebook Page and LilBlueBottle’s Facebook Page
- Like this Facebook post, and leave a comment there with:
a) your email address;
b) tag 3 friends; and
c) tell us why you would like to win this subscription.
The giveaway ends on 2359 hrs on Tues 8 Dec 2015, and winners will be informed via email. The usual terms and conditions apply. All the best!
Congratulations to Huang Hui Fen, Tan Ying Ling, Jamie Chan and Jazry Chan on winning this giveaway!
Note: We are receiving a complimentary subscription for the purpose of reviews.