When I was offered the opportunity to review the Junior Explorers subscription service, I was intrigued. Junior Explorers is a fun and educational monthly subscription kit for kids aged 6 to 11 years old to explore and discover wildlife and nature around the world by going on adventures around the world. This kit is different from others that we have reviewed since it has an online component. You get a package in the mail with information about the wildlife and nature in your assigned destination, and then you go online to learn more, as well as to play a few games. As you complete missions on the computer, you earn points that you give to a real world conservation project. Junior Explorers then converts the points to money that is donated to the project. My kids really enjoy trying out different kits, and this one sounded like one that they would enjoy.
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I was pleased to see that this kit features boys and girls working together. As a mother of a son and three daughters, I find it frustrating when games and toys are specifically labeled for one gender only. At this age, boys and girls often enjoy playing together, and learn a lot in the process.
Over the course of the game you learn quite a bit about the animals of the location you are visiting, as well as the world they inhabit. There are exercises to complete like the one above and games to play as you complete your assignment. As you can see in the video below, all four kids really enjoyed this kit. Two-year-old Anna eventually wandered off, but Emma, Johnny, and Lily were completely engaged the entire time.
Is Junior Explorers something you think your kids would enjoy?