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Find out more about their city or country from books in the library or on-line.Get some fun stationary for your kids, and be available to help them write their first letters.When I was in about 5th grade, I found an ad at the end of a children’s magazine to get a pen-pal from another country.With a #2 pencil, I bubbled in my name, my interests, and the top countries I was interested in: Yugoslavia (as it was called! In a couple of weeks I was matched with “Liliana from Yugoslavia”- we ended up writing for more than 10 years before we lost touch!The advantages of old fashioned paper and pen are many.Kids practice their writing skills, can send drawings and cards, learn to address and stamp an envelope, and enjoy going to the post office to buy special international stamps.I can even recall when she told me I needed to start to address her letter to Macedonia, because it had declared independence and was its own country.Writing to a pen-pal in another country can facilitate lifelong friendships- and at a minimum it creates a great learning experience that enhances social studies, geography, penmanship, and language skills.
Despite the expense, my kids have enjoyed sending little packages and homemade cards (especially at the holidays) to family members abroad, and of course they love receiving little presents even more.Many times teachers will be looking for class partners, but there are also homeschooling families, and individual students searching for pen-pals. There is a program for teachers in the US to be matched with a PCV through the “Wordwise Schools” program.When I was teaching Spanish, we had a volunteer based in Bolivia, who would share incredible stories with us in English and Spanish.Never post your personal information on the internet for all to see, and I would prohibit my kids from visiting chat rooms, where identities are unknown.
However, when it is a teacher, at a school, and you can see the school’s web site, it is more secure.
If you would like to write to someone in the HM Forces (UK), try Diedre’s Forces Penpal Service.