Be Ready Explorers

Helping Children Be Ready for Life's Adventure Moments

An engaging publication that builds children's strong emotional skills while they discover worldwide perspectives and adventures.

Be Ready Explorers bring to life outside adventures from around the world that help children grow on the inside. The information and stories shared will capture the imagination of young readers and allow them to experience the world within and beyond themselves—developing self-awareness, understanding, compassion, and empathy. As they explore the world, appreciating the unique beauty of people both alike and different from them, subscribers can also share their discoveries as part of the Treasured Adventures Club!

Each adventure kit...

  • Is designed for boys and girls, ages 5-12 years
  • Is fun and educational
  • Is full of original illustrations, stories, activities, and content
  • Features adult explorers and adventurers of diverse races, nationalities, abilities, and religions
  • Is filled with content and activities empowering children to feel confident, courageous, emotion-ful, safe and important. 
  • Includes specific cultural information shared as snapshots in order to help children appreciate the unique beauty of people both alike and different from them
  • Teaches children about important resilience traits and skills that help children feel ready for life’s adventures
  • Is made to last

You can choose to subscribe to receive a Be Ready Explorers’ adventure bi-monthly (best value), or purchase a set of three adventures, or start with a single adventure.

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How It Works:

Step One

Choose your adventure option.

Frequent Explorer Plan: Our subscription plan includes the Welcome Kit, a Be Ready Explorers adventure delivered every other month, plus weekly additional activities during the month between new adventures.

One-Time Explorer Plan: If you aren’t sure you can make it on all the Be Ready Explorers trips, you can choose to buy one or three kits up front.

Step Two

Check your mailbox!

Frequent Explorer Plan: A new package that is filled with a guidebook, activities, and materials will arrive every other month.

Step Three

Discover and explore all year!

You’ll be able to connect over shared experiences and adventures as part of the Treasured Adventures Club.

November’s Switzerland Adventure Theme Is: Courage

Close your eyes and picture yourself whisking alongside JD, Myah, and Evey to a place with magnificent magical mountains, rolling hills of flowers, and chalets that seem to float in the sky.

In this adventure, children will learn about Switzerland and Frances Tophill, a horticulturist and gardening television presenter. So grab your green thumb and trowel because we will be digging into lots of fun topics and projects—including Frances’ courage!

Boxes will begin to ship November 6th and additional fun will release later in the month. 


Purchase the Be Ready Explorers’ Welcome Kit + the Switzerland Adventure Kit, and receive January’s Senegal Adventure Kit FREE!

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Meet the Explorers!

Discover alongside your fellow explorers as you learn about other adventurers, play games, complete activities, write stories and more!

Be Ready Explorers Preview, JD


JD revs up just as fast as his dirt bike, and those around him don’t always appreciate his intensity. When his temper is tame, JD rocks out as the life of the party. But he would rather be at home, curled up with a comic book and a puppy, if only his parents weren’t allergic.

Be Ready Explorers Preview, Evey


Evey doesn’t mind it when people call her an herb-whisperer or tree-hugger. In fact, she’s more comfortable with plants – and her parakeet, Pompey – than she is with her peers. Evey spends her days looking outside and digging into the past, but her biggest discovery will be the bravery and self-worth that’s hiding inside her.

Be Ready Explorers Preview, Myah


Myah is as mellow as the aqua waters of a Caribbean sea, and you can find tropical flavors in the junior chef’s famous pineapple jerk chicken recipe. When she’s not in the kitchen, Maya is scuba diving with sea turtles, starfish, and other ocean creatures. Both her friends and her axolotl, Tito, love to bask in the warmth of Maya’s patient personality.

Be Ready Explorers Preview, Parker


Parker has never seen a road not taken. She’s always blazing new trails or relaxing beside favorite fishing holes with her rabbit, Clausse, by her side. Parker may seem tough and feisty, but there’s more to this nature-loving kid than meets the eye.

Be Ready Explorers Preview, Dean


Dean wants to go up, up, up—to shoot beyond the worries of his world. His thoughts drift to stars and galaxies by day, and by night he explores alien planets in his dreams. While Dean hasn’t found a rocket able to launch him just yet, he climbs rock walls to get as far away from his anxiety as gravity allows.

Photo Tenney-Blackwell

I’m Kristin, the mother, psychologist, and adventurer behind Be Ready Explorers.

I have been working with children, families, educators and other clinicians for over twenty years. I have a private practice, Positive Pathways LLC, and started Paratus a little over a year ago, where I research and share online resources and information around being ready

I wanted something my children and I could do together. A multi-faceted resource wrapped into one dynamic science-backed offering. A resource that created opportunity for children to be curious and ready to take in people and ideas. I wanted something that could help children see and feel ready for life’s adventure moments — hello Be Ready Explorers!

Thoughtfully designed + tested by kids!

We will be requesting children’s submissions for our next Be Ready Explorers guide soon!

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Let the Adventures Begin!

Your adventure begins with the Be Ready Explorers Welcome Kit, where you’ll meet the five Be Ready Explorers and your co-adventurer, your brain. You’ll also create your own magic globe and begin collecting emotion-ful data and memories to add to your time capsule!

The Be Ready Explorers Welcome Kit comes with:

– A 14-page guide to introduce the Be Ready Explorers, welcome children into the Treasured Adventures Club, meet a co-adventurer (their brain), identify their strengths and more

– A time capsule container and stickers along with Time Capsule Treasures to help children get started in filling their time capsule

– A paper lantern to help create their own magic globe

– Membership into the Treasured Adventures Club

– Be Ready Explorers embroidered keychain

– Good Stuff for Grown-ups surprise

Choose Your Adventure Option:


includes the Welcome Kit

Gift Set

$105 for 3 Adventures,
includes the Welcome Kit

Single Adventure


Single Adventures

Want to learn more about becoming a member of the Treasured Adventures Club?