Friday, October 28, 2016

Kiwibop Postcard Pals October 2016.

 My darling keikis were very excited to see that our month of Kiwibop educational postcards came! They did very good at sitting still during circle time as we went through our routine and finally open the envelope that everyone had a chance to hold during our learning session.

Kiwibop Postcard Pals is a monthly subscription that "sends awesome postcards to your child that will engage their reading skills and teach them about the world!" The membership is only $3.59/month, and you pay annually so that would be $43.08 a year, but if you use my referral link here, you will get a 10% discount! It will automatically renew yearly, however you can cancel at anytime so that you won't get billed the following year when your subscription is done for the year! When you first sign up, they will send you a Member Welcome Kit with four initial postcards for free as well as some stickers and some fun activities to do! Once you are a member, you will also have access to their online Fact Explorer, which is a very good resource for curious minds!

Although this is only our third time we got the postcards, the kids know what the envelope looks like.

Here is the back of the envelope...and special delivery it is!

The first postcard that was in the stack was this amazing postcard "from" our Kiwibop Postcard Pal, Rocco. This is a Seaglass Carousel that can be found in Manhattan, New York City. It's a fairly new carousel; it opened to the public in August 2015. How cool is that!? To be able to be in a seaglass's even open at night! How gorgeous would that be?!

Kiwibop postcard pal Skylar "sent" us this postcard from North America. This is a luna moth and it's one of the largest moths in North America. They are "easy to spot with its light green wings that are as wide as a smartphone."

Postcard pal, Tica decided to "send" us a black-cheeked love bird. "You may hear their loud bird calls before you see them because they talk in loud shrieks and high-pitched chattering." These love birds do not like being alone, they get very sad if they are not.

Bo, our last postcard friend of the month, "sent" us a postcard telling us about the octopus. Did you know that the "octopus has three hearts. They can also grab things with their tentacle, similar to an elephant's trunk." How awesome is that?!

And those were our four postcards this month! The children were really fascinated by the first postcard and asked me repeated to tell me about the carousel. They also liked the love bird one because there are times where we see parrots here in Hawai'i...and so they were telling me stories about the birds that they have seen. It was super cute. They loved all the postcards and we sat there a long time just talking about what we were looking at. I loved how these postcards encourage "story talking" with the children...and I also like how they are learning about things outside their "inner world."

So that's the monthly packet of Kiwibop Postcard Pals! I highly recommend this subscription and if you would like to subscribe your child (or other children!) with this fun, educational postcard subscription please click here for a 10% discount on your membership!