Friday, August 6, 2010

Encouraging Reading and Writing with Pen Pals

Reading and writing are the building blocks of any child’s education.  In order to excel in any subject, children must be able to read and write well.  As a parent, it can be very challenging to find fun ways to engage your children in these activities.  This is where creative writing ideas, like pen pals come in. is a company that was founded by a single mom and her six year old son.  Who knows what kids like better than a mom and her son?  All of the pen pal Buddys were born from the imagination of a six year old and cover topics ranging from coloring to cooking.  All kids love getting mail and all kids love learning about things that they are interested in.  These Buddys are just that: fun mail for kids that include coloring pages, educational tidbits, stickers and surprises.  Kids are prompted with topics for their return letters.  All of their letters are read and the next letter from their Buddy is personalized accordingly.  It’s learning that seems effortless.

Coloring Buddy is one of the most popular Buddys.  He sends one letter per month for six months.  Each letter comes with crayon crafts, fun facts about crayons and of course coloring pages.  Kids are encouraged to write Coloring Buddy back and let him know how their crafts turned out and what they thought of each one. 

Another popular Buddy is Belle Buddy, a cooking pen pal.  Kids enjoy cooking and it can be difficult to find kid-friendly recipes.  Belle Buddy sends recipe cards and will even make a card for kids of their own recipe.  All of her recipes are picked with kids in mind and can be done with limited adult help. 

These are just two of the many pen pals available at  New Buddys are always being added.  Remember all the Buddys for special occasions like birthdays, tooth loss, and friendship.  It’s wonderful to see kids excited about reading and writing and pen pals are an excellent way to encourage this.

Stop by  today and see what all the fun is about!  Get your little one involved in six months of fun and enter one of the monthly kid-friendly giveaways.


Anonymous said...

I couldn't have said it better myself. :P Thanks!

L. Eleana Johnson said...

I really need to get my little girl involved in this. Will make an effort today!

gibknitty said...

Thanks for coming over to my blog. It was nice of you to give buddy notes such a supportive shout-out.

Cori said...

My niece LOVES her coloring buddy!! Love this site!