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Kids Running Businesses!

Now, this is an idea I can get behind! After all, the developing minds of little ones shouldn’t be ignored. Franchild is a franchise company that encourages kids to manifest their silly (or brilliant) ideas in the form of a mini-business. A little crazy? Perhaps. An early exercise in entrepreneurship? Absolutely. It’s never too early to immerse children in the business of… well, business.

Here’s how it works. Franchild has several business units set up to choose from. They include categories from coffee, to candles to spices. The company helps launch your webpage after you have chosen your business category and then you start ordering your inventory. Franchild even helps with marketing tools like supplying business cards. The rest is up to the little ones!

In my excitement, I have probably not done such a fantastic job describing the concept behind Franchild. Learn more about how this company is committed to helping you and your kids learn the valuable lesson of entrepreneurship. Check out their website here: Franchild Website.

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Little Passports: A Pen Pal for Your Kids!

I’m a firm advocate of traveling and exploring new places, but kids just don’t have the ability to globe-trot, heck city-trot, as much as adults do. Enter San Francisco-based  Little Passports: a company that brings kids an interactive and educational way to learn about the world and its different countries through a mail-order subscription (aka: throwback). This is certainly a welcome departure from all of the web-based and electronic learning tools aimed at little ones these days.

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As a member of Little Passports, each month your child will receive a letter from the company’s “pen pal” characters, Sam and Sofia, describing their adventures in a particular country. Souvenirs, stickers, access to online games and much more are included in adventure kits.

If you are looking for a new way to entertain (and educate) your kid… Little Passports is wonderful way to begin. At only $10.95 per month, your child can read letters – not email! – and follow their new pen pals’ journey around the world.

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What’s the perfect accompaniment to the Little Passports subscription? A custom World Traveler tee from the Spunky Stork, of course! Pick your cities and gift your kid this special, custom-made travel t-shirt:

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Personalized Plates for the Kiddos

Custom is in! And what could be cuter than these personalized BPA-free plates? Alphabet Plates makes custom, colorful plates that make dinnertime – heck, any food-time – fun for your children. From personalized monogram plates to sport plates to food plates (pictured here), this tableware can add a little pizazz to those frown-inducing foods that kids love to hate, like broccoli.

Check out the entire collection at AlphabetPlates.com!

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