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    Default Pen pal to encourage writing

    I know my daughter is a bit young (she's 4), but we are working on handwriting. She can write all of her letters and is working on putting words together.

    I thought a pen pal would be terribly fun for her, even if it's mostly pictures and would be a great encouragement for handwriting practice.

    We live in Oklahoma; I thought a little girl or boy in another part of the country, or even another country would be great!

    Thoughts?
    Mama to Bella (4 years old)
    Homeschooling her since birth, really
    Co-Owner of Mia Bella Art (with my spouse, who is the awesome photographer)

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    We're interested. My daughter loves having pen pals, but she's not really into writing yet. I usually print her dictations and she signs her name and draws pictures.
    Nicole-Mom to DD, 5, and DS, 3.

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    I would LOVE for my DS to do this. He writes letters but rarely makes words beyond his name and a couple of really short words, but I could write his message and he could draw a picture. He would love to get mail from a friend.

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    Awesome!! Dictation will probably be a good portion of our correspondence as well. I will PM you both with our address.

    I can't wait to get this started; she'll be so excited!!
    Mama to Bella (4 years old)
    Homeschooling her since birth, really
    Co-Owner of Mia Bella Art (with my spouse, who is the awesome photographer)

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    This is going to be very cool

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    I have been looking for a pen pal for my son as well, he is 10, but his writing skills are below that and I thought letter writing would be a great way to encourage writing....we are in oklahoma

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    Can we join in too? My daughter may be a little too young - she'll be three next month but we live in Malawi and she is starved for friends. I'd have to write her messages or she can send artwork and photos. Are you thinking snail mail or could we do something electronically?
    Jody
    Mud Hut Mama: Motherhood in the African Bush
    http://www.mudhutmama.com

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    This sounds fantastic! My girls are 10 and 8. Both of them are very reluctant readers/writers. We live in PA (literally a stones throw from Lake Erie). We have lots to write about but actually getting them to do it is painful. Writing to someone else would surely give them a serious "writing bug"! They love getting stuff in the mail. If you would like our address, please PM me.
    4th year homeschooling mom to Julia (13) and Sarah (12).

    “Try not to have a good time...this is supposed to be educational.” ~Charles M Schulz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staysee34 View Post
    This sounds fantastic! My girls are 10 and 8. Both of them are very reluctant readers/writers. We live in PA (literally a stones throw from Lake Erie). We have lots to write about but actually getting them to do it is painful. Writing to someone else would surely give them a serious "writing bug"! They love getting stuff in the mail. If you would like our address, please PM me.
    We are interested too. Zara is a reluctant writer. There would probably be a fair bit of dictation involved, but she could draw and send photos. We are in GA. She is 6. Message me!
    Mom to Z (9)
    and Belly (6)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mud Hut Mama View Post
    Can we join in too? My daughter may be a little too young - she'll be three next month but we live in Malawi and she is starved for friends. I'd have to write her messages or she can send artwork and photos. Are you thinking snail mail or could we do something electronically?
    Jody,

    My youngest is 3 and I bet she would love having an exotic e-pen pal.

    What do you think?
    Mom to Z (9)
    and Belly (6)

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