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#1 Sprinkles :)

Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:32 PM

DD is 6 and one of her favourite shows is postman pat.
She loves writing letters and drawing lovely pictures to send to her friends and relatives, she puts a huge amount of effort into them and gets very excited about placing them in the red box and knowing that the postman will take them to her friends. She is starting to notice that no one ever writes back to her and every day asks to look in the mail box - when there are no letters she says 'thats okay the postman is taking a long time to bring my letters' she is starting to get really dissapointed ( fair enough people are too busy to get their kids to write back) but still wants to write and send letters even without getting any in return. I am wondering if anyone has a child who would love to get a letter from DD (and send one back) or write her a letter, it would really make her day!
Also she has autism so her writing/drawing skills are very behind but she loves trying. original.gif

#2 Charlie & Lola

Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:35 PM

YES!!! We would love this. My Daughter is 7 and is forever drawing and writing letters. She would LOVE a penpal!  original.gif

#3 readyandraring

Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:47 PM

happy to send her one from Singapore if you like? I just sent my niece one recently as I know she would love getting a letter, she called because she was so excited so I can understand your daughter's disappointment.

#4 Lazycow

Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:54 PM

My DD 8 would love a penpal, she is always writing and drawing, it would make  her day to receive a letter in the post. And to send one as well.

#5 KnightsofNi

Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:55 PM

I am sure my DD would love to 'write' your DD a letter. She is only 4.5, so she can write, but can't spell, or read. But if I tell her the letters, she can write IYKWIM? She does love to draw!

We have a day off from kindy/school tomorrow, so if you PM me your DD's details (inc her name), I am sure my DD will get straight on to it!

My DD is disappointed every day that the grown ups get letters and she doesn't. Little does she know that letters to adults are all bills and not wanted.  wink.gif

#6 binchen

Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:00 PM

Dd1 loves "writing". Both girls received mail from overseas Last week .... After weeks of complaining that only Mama and Papa are getting some (mind you ... all we get are bills sad.gif ). They were soooo happy, squeaking like guinea pigs.

Emma would love a penpal.



#7 Sprinkles :)

Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:05 PM

It's so good to hear that lot's of kids still like 'writing' real letters. original.gif
I will PM you all, DD is going to be very excited to get to know her new penfriends. original.gif

#8 songshirah

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:10 AM

Jess is 9 with autism too.  She adores writing letters and is so sad that no one writes back.  Would 9 be too old for your daughter?  Jess loves animals, dinosaurs and loves to draw.  

PM me if you think your DD would be interested.  I can guarantee Jess will write back. biggrin.gif

#9 Mercurial

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:35 AM

Yes.  SIL sends up a couple of puzzle pieces by mail each day in the weeks leading up to her visiting.  She brings the last few pieces when she arrives.  DS and DD get so excited looking for the bright yellow envelopes in the mail.  

DS isn't quite up to writing letters yet though.

#10 Chchgirl

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:52 AM

Yes, my 11 year old dd has a friend from school in NZ and as they don't have facebook, they still write letters to each other 2 and a half years later! (they text each other sometimes too)..

It's great as when we went back in April for a visit she was able to spend some time with her.

#11 Apageintime

Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:57 AM

If your daughter writes the Prime Minsiter she'll get a written response.

That could be another great way for her to get some letters original.gif

Edited by Apageintime, 20 November 2012 - 01:33 PM.


#12 Mamabug

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:32 AM

Yup! My 7, 5 and 4 year olds LOVE checking the mail box, waving to the postie, and getting postcards/letters.

The older two write to their grandparents and each has a special box to keeptheir letters in.

For her last birthday, my Mum gave the eldest a leather writing folder my grandparents gave mum when she joined the Navy as a teenager a loooooong time ago!

#13 Jekaho

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:38 AM

My almost four year old loves drawing and/or colouring (and just starting to like writing more) and putting them in next door's letterbox, as well as posting them to family etc. He might be a bit young for your DD (as no real writing yet) ,but I do think there are a lot of kids out there that do enjoy sending mail - even if they don't receive any back.

#14 Domestic Goddess

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:17 PM

DS loves getting the mail out of the letterbox and gets excited if there's something in there for him like a birthday invitation.
When he gets older and learns to read and write, I am definitely planning on hooking him up with a friend's daughter in Europe, to be pen pals....

#15 spannah

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:49 PM

DD is 4 in Feb and obsessed with checking the letter box.
Anyone have a similarly aged child who would like a penpal? She's starting to 'write' a bit but loves to draw and colour-in. Probably a bit young for you OP.



#16 *JJ*

Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:10 PM

What a fantastic idea.
I also have a 5 year old, starting school next year.She can write her name but loves to draw and colour also.
She also loves checking the mail and only gets mail at her b'day or xmas so if anyone wants to exchange addresses and get a new pen-pal we would love to join.


#17 JLC

Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:13 PM

I am also happy to have Penpals for my kids, I have a daughter who is 8 & a son who is 6.  If anyone wants to, just PM me original.gif

#18 KnightsofNi

Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:51 PM

Little Lamb - My DD has written your DD a letter and drawn her a little picture. It is all ready in the enveloped and stamped ready for her to post tomorrow. She had a great time doing it.

I found it a really good exercise for her writing, particularly for helping her learn to spell and which case to use.

Freakpet - I will PM you my DD's details. I think the more letters she writes the better!

#19 sandoz

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

My DD is 6 and would love someone to write to as well!  I have a friend who writes to her with a quill on parchment with a seal after its folded, which is lovely, but someone closer to her own age would be great too  original.gif

#20 Barefoot

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:02 AM

DS is 2.5 and would love a penpal. He cant write yet, but would love to send some of his scribbles.

PM me if you have a littlie who would love to receive mail.

#21 lafonda

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:16 AM

DS is 4 in twenty days, if anyone would like artwork from him, PM me

#22 Always amazed!

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:31 AM

My son 5.5 stalks the post man if he hears him..
He will stand next to the letterbox and wait till the postman hands him the mail.

Then he yells " MUM WE GOT MAIL!!!) then asks did he get any..

I really need to send him something.. He gets so excited.
I remember loving going to get the mail when i was a kid so i think he takes after me:)

Were lucky my post man is a sweetie . He will wait for my son to run out the front door and have a chat with him.Hes getting a crissy present this year off my son:)

He cant write yet ( cerebral palsy) but can read his own name.. If anyone wants to be his pen pal pm me:)

Edited by seeingstraight, 21 November 2012 - 06:33 AM.


#23 frizzle

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:09 AM

My 5 year old is a huge fan. So much so he went tearing down the driveway the other night to the letterbox, tripped over and took all the skin off one knee and his elbow  sad.gif . Don't know what the neighbours must have thought with all the screaming and crying that went on. My MIL writes back to him though in bright pink pen. Which reminds me we must write some more letters.

#24 *~*Melinda*~*

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:38 AM

I wish there was a like button, this whole thread is fantastic.

I love the idea of the aunt sending puzzle pieces, that is awesome......

#25 Sprinkles :)

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:28 PM

This is fantastic!! DD is going to be so happy with all her new penpals original.gif It's great to see others joining in as well!

I think i have sent everyone who wanted a letter writing friend a PM, DD will be so busy drawing and also practising her writing which is great. Thanks everyone! biggrin.gif





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