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#1 of 170 Old 09-15-2006, 11:41 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My DS would like to starting "writing" letters and receiving mail. I am wondering if I can find a Pen Pal for him?

He can't actually read or write but loves to draw and make books so that is what he wants to send. Anyone here want to set our sons up?

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I have a 5 yr old dd that would love to have a pen pal. She isn't reading or writing yet, but sounds a lot like your son in that she LOVES to draw. If you are interested please PM me. I also have a just turned 7 yr old ds that is just now learning to read that would be interested as well. BTW we are in TX.

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My daughter would like a pen pal. Maybe we can start a list or something.

This is a tree on fire with love, but it's still scary since most people think love only looks like one thing instead of the whole world. *
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Oh...My son would love, love, love this! Count us in... he just turned six, he can't read but *little* words, but this would be an awesome way for him to draw more, yes, even practice handwriting.
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My 5yo boy is already drawing a picture. WHere to send it?
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Timmy is 6yo and reads and writes pretty well. He doesn't care if his penpal writes or sends artwork though.

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My son is 5yo. He'd also love a penpal!!! We'd love to do this! He'd love to exchange pictures and drawings and maybe stickers and things with someone through the mail!

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If there is enough interest in this, I volunteer to make a list and match kiddos up.
MO25 likes this.

This is a tree on fire with love, but it's still scary since most people think love only looks like one thing instead of the whole world. *
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If there is enough interest in this, I volunteer to make a list and match kiddos up.
That would be great! Maybe we can get a thread going with the ages and locations of the kids. It'd be cool to spread out geographical locations a little to get an idea of different areas!

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We would love to as well. My son is 5 as well! We are in B.C. Canada

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If anyones older kids are interested I have a 13 yr old dd, 12 yr old dd, and a 10 yr old dd whom would be love a pen pal as well.

So for me I would have 5 that would participate (or 2 younger ones if none of the other older kids are interested).

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I think my kids would love this too.

DS 8 years old
DD almost 6 years old

We're in Illinois.

Could we make a pen pal sticky?

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Thanks Mackenzie! I was going to volunteer but I will gladly let you do it LOL

I have an almost five year old boy who would prefer another boy (he has a lot of girl friends and would love a boy friend). We live in WV, close to DC.

I would love to match him with VillageMama's DS if possible because I am from Canada and he has so much fun there when we go

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Lady, you are about to have quite enough on your plate! You just worry about that, kay? Thanks

This is a tree on fire with love, but it's still scary since most people think love only looks like one thing instead of the whole world. *
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Should I post this elsewhere too, or just keep it to the homeschooling forum?

This is a tree on fire with love, but it's still scary since most people think love only looks like one thing instead of the whole world. *
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Should I post this elsewhere too, or just keep it to the homeschooling forum?
We'd like a homeschooling penpal. Not because I have anything against those who don't HS. I just think it will be interesting to see homeschoolers on other sides of the country, etc maintain a long term relationship. I'd like ours to be a homeschooling project.

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My 4 y/o son would also like to participate. What a great idea!
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This is such an awesome idea. I'd like to include both my boys (ages 6 and 4). My oldest writes very little but loves to draw pictures for stories and my youngest just love to draw. We live in Southern California.
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count us in! i have a 4 y/o ds. anyone from Maine???? my ds is obsessed with Maine....don't ask - i have no idea why. we'd also like a homeschooling penpal.
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Lady, you are about to have quite enough on your plate! You just worry about that, kay? Thanks
TOTALLY!!! :

Because this will be me in 6 weeks :

BTW VillageMama and I are matched up, so that is less work for you! But soooooo cool that others want to do this too

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Us too, DD has asked in the past, but none of our family has shown interest in returning mail.
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DD would LOVE this. She is writing a little and is working on reading. But she loves to draw and send/get mail. She is 5 (6 in Dec) and we would love a homeschooling penpal too.

So do I just post here or PM someone?

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I will be gathering a list together starting tomorrow and will get kiddos a penpal by the begining of next week. Is that good? Too fast? Whatcha think? Any input before I dive into this?

This is a tree on fire with love, but it's still scary since most people think love only looks like one thing instead of the whole world. *
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Next week works well for me. Can we post preferences? DD would prob like someone close to her age 5-7 and a girl. Is it bad that I think she would enjoy a girl penpal more? But if that is not available thats okay too. Oh and we are in WA state.

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Yeah, tomorrow, I will make up some VERY basic little questionaire type thing so you can tell me that and I will do the best that I can

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My dd would enjoy this.She is 7 and in the early stages of reading.My ds is 4 and I will wait a year with him,unless he asked to send drawings.We are in NE Ohio.

I had penpals while in college.Most were in Hungary,and I still write with one who is also now married and with a child. I had one penpal(from Hungary) who traveled the world as a student geologist.I got to see the world through him
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My dd is 4 1/2 and can't write but she can draw and she will dictate long, long emails to her grandparents. I think she would love to have a penpal.

My 12 year old dd wants to particpiate too!

Namaste!
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Count us in please! Dd is 6 and reads and writes small words, also loves to draw and make her own books. Ds will be 5 in October, he would dictate words for me to write and possibly draw pictures. We live in Ohio.

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My kids would love to get mail!! We're in Israel.

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My children would like penpals too. Ages 6 yr old dd, 8 (almost 9 she wants me to say) dd, 10 year old ds, 13 year old dd.

Let me check on the sticky idea.
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