Gift Subscriptions Keep on Giving after the Holiday or Birthday is Over
When I was a child, about the only gift subscriptions one could receive were magazines . I did look forward to getting my copies of Wee Wisdom, Humpty Dumpty, and other children’s magazines every month. (That was sixty years ago.) My own children enjoyed getting their monthly dose of Ranger Rick, Boy’s Life, and Cobblestone.
Do you live far away from the children you want to gift? Why not give a subscription to presents that will keep coming as long as you wish? Let your favorite children experience that same anticipation I had waiting for my favorite magazines to arrive. They will really get excited about getting a new box of science adventures each month.
Exploring Science with Little Passports Gift Subscriptions
How I wish Little Passports had been around when I was homeschooling my children. My son loved science. He was terribly curious and enjoyed hands-on activities. Now that he’s gone, I can only imagine how excited he would have been to get a package in the mail every month that gave him a new science topic to explore and experiment with. He would have thrived on science activities such as these.
We had read an Alan Pinkerton biography together and he liked to believe he was a little Alan Pinkerton . He would have been ecstatic to find the forensic science package in our mailbox. See it here: Little Passports Science Expedition Packages. How much better is this for a family trying to encourage a child in science than just a book? This Forensic Science Package is the first to arrive with a new gift subscription to Little Passports Science Expedition packages.
The very first month of a subscription your child will get a carrying / storage case and a lab notebook. Every month, including the first, there will be a comic book with a new mystery to solve with Sam and Sophia, an eight-page experiment guide, some equipment needed for the experiments, and an achievement badge to display in the lab notebook for the completed activity .
As a mom, I really appreciate the completeness of the package. Most of the experiments I found in books when homeschooling sent me scurrying around trying to find all the equipment my children would need. Little Passports includes the necessary tools in the packages.
Little Passports Science Expeditions are for children nine and older who like to find out how things work. In the blog post Why We Developed Science Expeditions, the developers and producers explain what they wanted to accomplish in getting children inspired to learn science. The company uses a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) approach to learning.
Groovy Science Labs in a Box Also Offers Gift Subscriptions
Groovy Science Labs in a Box Inc is sold in association with Popular Mechanics Magazine. Like Little Passports, it uses a STEM approach to interest students as young as eight in science, technology, engineering, and math. Each package encourages children to think, question, inquire, and create. Gift subscription orders ship free to a child’s door at the end of each month. See your subscription options here.
Science Labs in a Box is different from other science labs or kits in this respect. A Science Lab in a box contains detailed instructions for most of the investigations, but not for the Engineering Design Challenge. Children have to figure out the design themselves using what they’ve learned while doing the investigations and the free online resources that are included with each subscription.
Each package offers new explorations. This is part of the Waterworks package, which you can also get as a single gift. And remember, when your child gets a package, everything needed to do the activities is in the box except your child’s brain.
This short video shows a time exposure of one of the Waterworks investigations.
Other Science Packages You Can Buy as Single Gifts
I've lived in California for over seventy years, and I've had my share of earthquake experiences, including a very bad one. The Shake it Up package helps children understand what causes earthquakes and how engineers can build to withstand them. See what's in the Shake it Up package.
Another popular package is It's Electric.
See what children will be able to design and build with the contents of this package as they learn about electricity. As in every package, all the child needs is in the box.
Besides the three packages featured above, there are eleven more choices for single packages presently available. These are handy for those who want to gift a child who has one burning area of interest, like space or circuits or birds. Maybe once a child sees that first box he or she will be begging for another one.
Single boxes are also good for those who want to give a gift to a child far away but can't afford an entire subscription. Other options for those who can't give a year's subscription are shorter gift subscriptions of three or six months. When you give a gift subscription, you can print out a gift announcement right from the site to mail to the child you are gifting.
You Can Still Get a Magazine Subscription!
When I was a child there weren't many magazines published for children. Now there is a huge selection you can see here. Some of my and my kids' favorites are still in print and available for discounted prices. They include Ranger Rick, Boys' Life, Highlights, Zoobooks, Humpty Dumpty, Cricket, and Cobblestone. They are ideal for children who like to read and solve featured puzzles. At Magazine-Agent.com you will get discounted prices on gift subscriptions and a wide variety of magazines to choose from. As I write this there is a terrific sale going on. Get a gift and pick up your favorite magazine while you're there.