A Subscription for the Animal Lover in Your Homeschool
We love subscription boxes! There are so many fun ones out there for all sorts of learning fun. For my computer savvy Mr. T, this one is a cut above the rest! (I received Junior Explorers Mission Arctic for review purposes and was compensated for my time. All opinions are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.) Junior Explorers has all the fun elements we love from subscription boxes, including how much Mr. T loves getting mail, and the computer based learning that Mr. T really enjoys. Win-win!
Junior Explorers has designed this program for 6-11 year olds and uses both tactile and digital components. At the end of each mission is also a great little “Mission Giveback” section where the explorer is able to convert points into money and select a conservation non-profit to donate to so it develops a sense of philanthropy and awareness for environmental care. Through missions in many of the worlds most intriguing environments including the Arctic, Amazon, and even the Serengeti, your Junior Explorer learns about the world, the animals in it, and how to take better care of them.
What is in Junior Explorers Mission Arctic Kit
We had so much fun digging in to all the different pre-mission parts! Don’t forget to use the code HS50 to get 50% off your first month! Here is what is in Mission Arctic:
- A welcome letter to your Junior Explorer with all the mission details
- A fun activity book
- A collectible Mission Arctic wristband
- A Mission Arctic pin for your Junior Explorer
- 4 beautiful postcards with pictures from the Arctic and fun facts
- A Mission Arctic fact sheet about the Arctic and facts your Junior Explorer will need to know on their mission
- 6 Junior Explorer animal fact cards about animals encountered i=during the online portion of the mission
- A sheet of Arctic animal stickers and tattoos
- A small collectible polar bear and beluga whale set
- The code to access your online mission adventure
It all fits neatly in the great envelope it arrives in for convenient storage, too!
Homeschool Science Computer Based Learning
After Mr. T and I completed the initial Junior Explorer packet activities, which took about 45 minutes together (he’s not a very meticulous colorer or dot-to-dotter) and read through the animal cards, he was ready to get going on the computer. We entered our code and got to work on the mission. Mr. T immediately loved the colors, characters, and the interactive portion. He also noticed that the characters don’t actually talk. All the comic bubbles and information do need to be read out loud to younger learners and struggling readers. I would say that for truly independent learning, 8 years old and up would be able to complete this by themselves.
He quickly moved through the mission and eagerly listened to me reading the pieces and parts to him about different animals, different areas, and the mission we were to complete. He loved all the facts and helping the Mama Polar Bear. It’s a really cute and sweet storyline and all total took us about an hour to complete.
After our first round, Mr. T was ready to play all over again. And he’s got such a steel trap memory and such great computer skills, he didn’t need me to read any of it to him the second, third, or thirteenth time through. He is very computer savvy and seems to have a photographic memory, so I was not surprised.
All in all, we are very pleased with the Junior Explorer kit are are considering adding it into our subscriptions. It is a very fun program and very educational. Order yours with the code HS50 to get 50% off your first month and see where in the world your Junior Explorer gets to travel!
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