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DD1 8 yrs old would like a penpal from abroad and DD2 7yrs would like a penpal from Scotland. Both 'snail mail' rather than email. Any suggestions as to how to find someone? Or do you know anyone who would be interested? we tried Global Penpals website but found it wasn't much good and you have to pay and most websites seem to be the same!
I remember I used to write to people through the IYS when I was a kid but looks like it's gone now. Do you live somewhere that has a twinning association? They might be a good place to start, or if you're involved in your local church they may have contacts through charity work? Good luck, I really enjoyed having penpals as a child and it's something I'll be encouraging my daughter to do when she's old enough.
Hi, Im an English Mum living in Switzerland, I have an 8 yo DS who I am going to start Home Schooling (I hope so anyway, a bit nervous!). He loves Star Wars, Lego, gardening and playing outside. Im hoping to find a penpal for snail mail. If you think you child would be interested in writing to my son please message me. He may not write too much initially but we can enclose stickerS, photos of where we live and information about our area! TIA
Find some schools in the country you would like and write to the head teachers explaining your needs and asking if anyone would be interested. Because of the need to avoid child grooming, the school you write to will probably require some evidence that your request is genuine, so tell them that you can verify your situation by contacting your local school, solicitor etc.
We live in Australia and ds2 is 8, nearly 9. If you haven't found a penpal yet he would probably be interested. He finds handwriting tiring so I don't suppose the letters will be very long but it will be good practice for him.