Thursday, February 14, 2013

How Do You...Find Penpals for Your Children?

How did you choose your kids pen pals? A family member or friend? Domestic or International?

submitted by Carters

I loved having penpals when I was a child and teen.  At my peak, I had eight penpals in eight different states!  I knew my children would love the experience of writing to friends they'd never met, but I wasn't sure where to safely find penpals for them.  

I decided to send out a request on Facebook.    I listed the genders and ages of the children who wanted penpals and asked if any of my friends had children interested in exchanging letters with my children.  We found penpals within a few hours. 

I've made it the unofficial rule of our house that you don't get a penpal until you are able to write.  I'll help spell and show you how to format your letter, but I won't write it for you!   Because of this, my younger children can't wait until they are old enough for the privilege of a penpal.

How did you find penpals for you children?  Did you have a penpal as a child?  Let us know in the comments.

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of penpals. It's definitely an idea I need to store away for when my kids are a bit older.


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