Kaia has a wonderful love of new places, people, and cultures. I'd like to put together a Postcard Exchange to guide us through some geography and culture discussions. To do this, I'd like to find about a dozen other families who are interested in getting postcards from around the country/world.
Here's what I picture happening: About a dozen preschoolers/parents from around the country and world participate. Each family sends out a postcard to every other participant. Since we're working with young children and sending a dozen postcards the notes will be very brief...most likely a greeting and a signature. Perhaps Mom/Dad could add a sentence describing their child's favorite food, game, or activity. As the postcards from other participants arrive, I plan to help my kiddos find their origins on a map and globe, and then we'll spend a day or two (or more, if we all feel like it!) learning about that area. We might include customs, landscape, history, language, or whatever else feels important. I'd like to hang a map on the wall with the postcards around the map and little strings pinpointing their origins. I think it will be so much fun!! Are you in?
If you want to join us, please send me an email with your name, address, your child's name, and any other relevant information you want to include. You can reply to this post, but I would much prefer an email so I can communicate with you directly!! You can send emails to yes_carla at yahoo.com.
Thanks so much!! I can't wait to hear from you!!