Postcards from a foreign land. A bit about Indian culture. News from a friend. What a unique way to teach 3 year old children about places and cultures! The fact that it's coming from a friend makes that learning quicker and more acceptable. Closer to home.
Sent these postcards to my 3.5 year old friend, Naiara - whom I met in Spain last year (I almost wrote 'this year' - Oops!). It's a 3 month long Postcard Project undertaken by her Junior Kindergarten school. Not only is it a way for me to be back in touch with my young friend, but also such a wonderful opportunity for children to learn from friends all over the world. The fact that it's through a postcard also means that there will be a visual element to the learning, making it even better!
Taking on from here - I'm thinking of starting this project at my end too - the objective is really simple - to get back to using snail mail (isn't it lovely to get postcards/letters from your dear ones and to see their thoughts translated into tangible personalized letters?), slowing down the pace of things, re-connecting and sharing a bit of our lives with someone else. The digital world has really taken up so much of our time and mindspace and it would be good to take a step back, clear your laptop table, fill some ink in that fountain pen you love writing with and send some post out to your friends!
If you would like to be a part of this initiative, please send me your postal address by filling the form below. Needless to say, it would be lovely to get a postcard from you too - so, do fill in your email address below and I will send you my postal address! :)
Look forward to many exchanges of postcards this year!