Culture Agents Review and $50 VISA Gift Card Giveaway

I am excited to introduce you to a cool kids product called Culture Agents which is designed to teach children (ages 7 to 12) about other cultures. Culture Agents is set up so that your child sets about learning about another culture in a kind of secret agent mission with the real goal of each mission being to spark a lasting interest in other cultures and set the stage for a lifetime of cross-cultural exploration.

Culture Agents Review:

My seven year old daughter got to review the first edition of Culture Agent: Mission Beijing.   Here is how it works.   The child gets a briefcase box that says Mission Beijing and it comes in a Top Secret Envelop filled with missions.  So right away it has a fun feel.  It’s not just a book, or just a website, it is a special mission for her!  She was excited.  She loved looking through the folders, checking out the vocab ring, and trying out the trainer chopsticks.  Then she wanted to start her first mission.

There are nine mission folders covering nine stand-alone subject areas that encompass all aspects of the culture and language of Beijing, China.  She tore open a folder and we read it together and then she wanted to start her online mission.  At first, I thought this is where she would lose interest but this is actually where it got really exciting.  There are photos and videos from Beijing and there are games that help them really learn.  I loved the game where she has to try to take photos of the super villain by using the Chinese words for where he is located.  She was flipping through the vocab ring to find the answers and hearing the computer say them correctly.  It is a pretty clever way to get kids learning a new language by hearing it and using it.

The next day after school, she wanted to do another mission.  I was a little surprised she remembered it and she explained that she had to get more points.  “I need to earn 1000 points mommy!”  I hadn’t even told her about the points but you know how kids are on the computer and she caught onto it right away.  The more they explore on the website and learn about Beijing, the more points they earn.

The goal of Culture Agents:  Mission Beijing is to “set the stage for a lifetime of self-driven cross-cultural and linguistic exploration.” I think it certainly succeeds and I would even suggest Culture Agents  for a school setting as an extra educational resource and for home schooling as well.  As part of the experience, your child will learn Chinese words, play games related to bargaining in China, watch real videos about Beijing’s food, music and fashion scene, view the real-time weather report and lots more.

Live it Daily life, customs & people
See it Famous & fun places to see & visit
Taste it Eating & drinking
Transport It Travel, transportation & local information

Plus 5 more categories to learn about!

You can learn more about Culture Agents and buy it here.

Culture Agents $50 VISA Gift Card Giveaway Details:

Culture Agents wants to help you discover other cultures by providing one lucky reader with one $50 VISA Gift Card.

$50 VISA Gift Card Giveaway Dates:  October 5- October 22, 2012 Midnight CST

$50 VISA Gift Card Giveaway Open to:
Giveaway open to USA, Canada, UK, and Australia, age 18+ to enter.

How to Enter:
Just use the Punch Tab form below to enter. Sign in with facebook or email and get your entries. (Email only used to notify winner.) Good luck and thanks for entering!


Giveaway Winner Announcement:
Winner announced right here on October 23, 2012 and will be notified by email.  GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED- THE WINNER IS #4002, Sara Lehan.

I received a Culture Agent Mission Beijing in the hopes that I would share my honest opinions.  I received no monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own.

Comments

  1. stacey dempsey says

    I learned that Culture Agents’ senior team consists of innovative leaders with proven success within the education, entertainment and Internet arenas.

  2. Dee says

    I learned that the goal of each mission is to spark a lasting interest in other cultures and set the stage for a lifetime of self-driven cross-cultural and linguistic exploration. Users can experience this adventure from the comfort of their own home, school or on the go.

  3. Olivia Rubin says

    I can’t stand PUNCH TAB…use rafflecopter or please go back to old entry method….

    I learned that the more info you spread the weaker the xeno people get

  4. Debbie Jackson says

    US based and I liked “what others are saying” section debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  5. Vicki Wurgler says

    The goal of each mission is to spark a lasting interest in other cultures and set the stage for a lifetime of self-driven cross-cultural and linguistic exploration.

  6. Thuy Tran says

    Content is delivered through the ‘top secret briefcase’ sounds pretty fun for me!!!
    A whole fantastic package 😀

  7. tracy simms says

    I learned–that the company seeks to ignite the creative spirit and broaden the global perspective of today’s generation of globetrotting tweens.

    thanks!

  8. says

    This is a great tool for children. I have two boys nine and thirteen and I think that even though they go to school it will still be a good learning tool.

  9. Cantrice Walker says

    I learn that the mission is to help kids learn about different culture I would love to win . I this would be a great way for kids to learn about the different cultures there are around the world .

  10. Kristie D. says

    I learned that together, the Culture Agents set out to stop Xeno and the Xenophobes from spreading fear, ignorance and arrogance throughout the world. The more they learn and share with others, the weaker the Xenophobes become. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  11. JoAnn F. says

    I learned Mission Beijing is the first in a series of adventures for today’s generation of globetrotting tweens.

  12. meme says

    I learned that Culture Agents’ senior team consists of innovative leaders with proven success within the education, entertainment and Internet arenas.

  13. Marcy Strahan says

    I learned that They (the company creators) are fromt eh USA! That this educational tool truly helps children break down the culture & racial fears…learning that it’s the differences in people that make this world a colorful & exciting place!

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