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. Stephanie.O says:

    There are widget for really time weather, currenct, and hoilday infomation.

  3. It comes in a briefcase!! How cool..
    tarter95 at hotmail dot com

  4. 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.

  5. Crystal Englot says:

    Comes in a really cool briefcase and the more that they explore online the more points a person can get

  6. marthalynn says:

    I learned it’s a US company based in NY.

  7. I learned it’s a US based company

    annae07 at aol dot com

  8. 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

  9. Debbie Jackson says:

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

  10. tracy simms says:

    I learned that this is “original on- and offline content that drives cross-cultural education and entertainment adventures for youth” thanks, simmsmba@gmail.com

  11. 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.

  12. Great for kids to complete the missions and then go on the website to explore more.

  13. Thuy Tran says:

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

  14. Kayleen Considine says:

    It’s a way for teens to learn about other cultures.

  15. Maegan Morin says:

    learned that it comes in a briefcase :D

  16. the company is us based

  17. Top secret briefcase is used to present missions

  18. I don’t like this giveaway form! :(

  19. It is delievered on top secret beirfcase.

  20. it is used to presented missions

  21. It is based in US.

  22. twitted this today, 08/10

  23. Erica Barnes says:

    I learned it’s based in the US.

  24. Maggiemae says:

    A US based commpany

  25. 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!

  26. 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.

  27. Jeannette Liked you on facebook:)

  28. I would love to win this prize.

  29. I learned that there are 9 stand-alone subject areas in the curriculum

  30. Chavonne H says:

    Their items are delivered in a briefcase.

  31. You get more points by exploring online.

  32. livivua c says:

    the missions make this exciting

  33. Liberty Boblett says:

    The missions make it easy to learn about new cultures and languages! Sounds like fun!

  34. comes with 10 activity folders

  35. Barbara Butler says:

    the company is usa based

  36. 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 .

  37. Marlene V says:

    I found out that the company is a registered corporation in the State of New York, U.S.A

  38. Ted Kooper says:

    i learned it is based in US.

  39. I learned that it is a mission end based learning.

  40. 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.

  41. Christian N says:

    I saw that they are based in NY

  42. They are based in New York.

  43. Kathy Artis says:

    widget for really time weather, currenct, and hoilday infomation.

  44. I learned your review and some other positive ones were on the website!

  45. That they are based in New York,

  46. I like that they’re in the U.S.

  47. Linda Meranda says:

    Finally, something that is US based. People need to keep that in mind when purchasing

  48. I learned that it’s recommended for ages 7-11. I have an 8 year old and a 9 year old, so perfect!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  49. I like that this is a US-based company that encourages childhood learning!

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

  50. the more searching online, the more points you get.

  51. Susan Smith says:

    I learned the missions make it easy to learn about new cultures and languages!

  52. kathy pease says:

    you can learn about Famous & fun places to see & visit

  53. Tabathia B says:

    that josh halpern is the founder

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

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

  56. It comes in a brief case

  57. 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!

  58. susan glazer says:

    I found out that the company is a registered corporation in the State of New York, U.S.A. Thank you.

  59. twitted this today, 22/10

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