Pen Pal for 6 year old?

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Pen Pal for 6 year old?

Postby winth » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:38 pm

Does it sound common to have penpal for my 6 year old?

DS1 is now into aggressive stamp-collecting and he writes pretty well. So I wonder if I should introduce to him a penpal?

Where can I find suitable penpals for him?

What do you think?

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Postby skunk » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:47 pm

why don't you be his secret penpal?

Get him to write letters to this imaginary guy, u can make up all the biodetails LOL...send it to the mailbox of a trusted friend....then u collect the letters and write back to him.

But all the while u have to keep it dead secret....if he finds out, it might hurt him :( isn't it nice to have an opportunity to be your child's friend, not the same time as being his parent, just being his friend? ;)

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Postby mrswongtuition » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:21 pm

I had penpals in Pri & Sec school.
Last time we paid $2/penpal. Can choose the biodata (age, country, language, etc).

Quite fun and great to practise writing plus get to collect stamps :)

I'm not sure where to get that now though.

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Postby tankee » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:32 pm

why not from here? perhaps some liked minded parents would love to let their children have a penpal too.

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Postby hquek » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:34 pm

was thinking the same as Tankee.

20 years on, maybe the linking will be of a different sort (thinking about those parents in China who meet up with each other and exchange details of their kids - for marriage intentions). :lol:

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Postby Andaiz » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:37 pm

hquek wrote:was thinking the same as Tankee.


hquek and Tankee...like good Singaporeans say, on ah! :wink:

Count me in. DD1 is coming 7 (P2 next year).

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Postby jedamum » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:50 pm

erm...i have been trying to hint ds1 to write to schellen's dd1 ever since i got their address, but he is not into these stuff :roll: . not to mention that the no-junk-mail letter box in hdb nowadays means we have to put the 'surprise' mail at their doorstep. :wink:

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Postby ooptimizer » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:01 pm

Wah, so young already try to match make in advance...

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Postby tankee » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:32 pm

hquek wrote:was thinking the same as Tankee.

20 years on, maybe the linking will be of a different sort (thinking about those parents in China who meet up with each other and exchange details of their kids - for marriage intentions). :lol:


:lol: :lol: actually Singapore parents also has similar outings where they show each other photos of their child and exchange contacts ....

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Postby winth » Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:59 am

Wow, you guys are thinking of introducing a penpal too for your children? That's great news! How do we start?

Problem is: should I 'match' him with a boy or a girl? At this age, he doesn't like girls yet.

In his childcare, there are some very fine children (I've shortlisted) I would like him to write to actually - a girl and a boy. Maybe I could talk to their parents or approach the child. Hmm...

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