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My eight year old daughter wants a penfriend

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Madmog Fri 18-Sep-09 10:21:51

My eight year old daughter would love a penfriend (or two). Looking on the internet many sites seem a bit seedy. Does anyone know any sites/companies (does not have to be online) which would be suitable for an eight year old. Whatever, I have told her I will have to have a quick look at letters coming and going.

bunjies Fri 18-Sep-09 11:02:34

Bumping as I would also be interested in this. We live in France and my ds(9) doesn't have a huge pool of friends as we live in a very rural area. He loves writing letters to people so it would be lovely if he could write to others around the world.

Sorry for the thread hijack Madmog.

frakkinpannikin Fri 18-Sep-09 11:07:44

My ex-charge (8) is also in France and was desperate for a penfriend. Also keeping an eye on this for him!

FernieB Fri 18-Sep-09 13:00:45

My 9 year old daughters would also be interested - we're currently in Germany.

bunjies Fri 18-Sep-09 15:05:24

Perhaps we should get our kids to write to each other grin.

bunjies Fri 18-Sep-09 15:05:24

Perhaps we should get our kids to write to each other grin.

mathanxiety Fri 18-Sep-09 15:21:50

My DD's (age 8) handwriting is of the drunken spider variety, but she might be interested.

kreecherlivesupstairs Sat 19-Sep-09 15:11:18

Mine too has very poor handwriting. We're in Switzerland if anybody is interested.

SingleMum01 Sun 20-Sep-09 15:15:36

I'd be interested too. My DS 7 struggles with writing, so he wouldn't write much and it wouldn't be easy to understand, but he'd like to give it a go and it may help improve.

bunjies Mon 21-Sep-09 11:50:08

Bumping to see if anyone knows of any good penfriend organisations.

MaDuggar Mon 21-Sep-09 14:59:50

My 2 DDs would love penpals, they are aged 9 & & 7, email me if you would like to set something up. We are in Scotland btw.

missjennipenni @ gmail dot com xx

applepudding Mon 21-Sep-09 18:09:00

This is funny. My DS who is also 8 said to me in the school holidays he would like a penfriend. I had a look on the internet and tried to apply to one of the organisations - DH said when we were doing it that he didn't think the paypal for the fee had gone through properly - and I am hoping now that it didn't - as we haven't heard anything at all.

I had actually been thinking of posting on here to see if anybody had a DS 7-9 who would be interested in writing to my DS - his writing isn't brilliant - and normally he has to be pushed into doing his writing practice which is why I thought a penfriend would be such a good idea for him.

I think DS would rather it was a boy that he wrote to.

So - I'm also interested in penfriend organisations but also if anybody's DS would like to write to mine.

applepudding Mon 21-Sep-09 18:10:45

Bunjes and singlemum01 - if your boys would be interested in writing to mine I'll give you my email.

SingleMum01 Mon 21-Sep-09 18:40:57

applepudding - my DS will give it a go - can't promise easy readable handwriting and it will only be a few lines (he's just started year 2) - but happy to try it!

applepudding Mon 21-Sep-09 19:23:45

My email is

bunjies Tue 22-Sep-09 17:26:59

I'm very embarrassed. I've put my ds down as being 9 when in fact he's 10 blush. From his pov he would prefer to write to kids who are at least his age or older.

mathanxiety Tue 22-Sep-09 18:18:32

DD (8) is interested. My e-mail is We're in the US.

Aimsmum Tue 22-Sep-09 18:21:11

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bunjies Wed 23-Sep-09 11:57:10

Anyone have boys aged 10 or older into football, yu-gi-oh and computer games?

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