Our Friends Afar is a unique way to educate, inspire, and expose children to different customs and lifestyles around the world. We sell sensory goodies and subscription kits designed to educate kids about diversity, inclusion, and the world through play.
Many of our products follow the adventures of siblings, Sunshine and Boomer, two quirky kids who are traveling the world with their parents. These products subtly generate talking points for you to discuss with your little ones. Some of these points include: culture, race, diversity, language, geography, food, poverty, kindness, and more. These subjects are targeted through sensory activities, arts and craft projects, games associated with the alphabet, numbers, colors, lines, drawing, mazes, puzzles, word searches, categorization, and more.
Our other products are intended to help your little ones thrive with hands-on, experiential, fun that encourages sensory development. This play is known to help littles with language development, cognitive growth, problem solving skills, understanding cause and effect, fine and gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, social interactions, exploration, creativity, imagination, and emotional regulation.
The aim of Our Friends Afar is to teach children that although we are all different and unique, we are all the same. It’s our belief that open-minded and empathetic children lead to a more peaceful, loving, and connected future. THIS is our goal! We strive to promote learning, curiosity, creativity, and travel, all through good old-fashioned play!
OUR PRODUCTS MAKE PERFECT TODDLER GIFTS AND MANY FIT PERFECTLY WITH THE IKEA FLISAT TABLE
COME JOIN THE FUN 🙂
Hi! I’m Sunshine and I’m 8 years old. I love adventures, especially traveling adventures, which is perfect because our family travels A LOT. It’s so fun meeting new friends around the world and learning about different places and cultures. I hope you’ll join us.
Hi! I’m Boomer and I’m 6 years old. I love adventures too. My favorite part of traveling is trying all of the fun foods, especially the crazy weird ones that my friends at home haven’t heard of. The grosser, the better. See you at our next adventure!
Download Sunshine & Boomer for Free
Download your own Sunshine and Boomer for free! Cut them out, color them, and take pictures of them on your adventures.
Be sure to share your photos with us by tagging @ourfriendsafar on Instagram and using the hashtag #ourfriendsafar for a chance to be featured on our social networking platforms!
Some of our International Friends Afar
This is Kimsan and Youthea,
some of our friends from
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
This is Sara and Isaac,
some of our friends from
Mexico City, Mexico
founder of Our Friends Afar
My name is Stacey and I am the founder of Our Friends Afar. Traveling the world and learning about other cultures is my passion. I am fascinated by how people live. I love seeing how different, yet similar we all are. I have an MBA in international business and so far, I’ve visited over 50 countries. In addition to country visits, I lived in Cambodia for almost four years! These experiences have expanded my worldview and changed my life for the better. I now have friends that I can call in almost every country. These global experiences and connections have led me to believe that people all over the world have a common set of values that connects us all: family, love, and compassion. Our Friends Afar is an expression of these beliefs and values. I feel like a true citizen of the world and want to share this opportunity with others through creative, fun, play.