February 22, 2010
We received these postcards from my father in London this week. It reminded me of the postcard collection I had when I was younger. My father started that collection, as he used to send my sister and I a postcard whenever he went overseas.
Postcards make a great item for children to collect. There are many ways in which they can be used for learning. Each one gives a little bit of information about the place they were sent from. You could also collect postcards of particular things, for example, animals or works of art. Once you have a bit of a collection the postcards can then be used for talking about characteristics and making comparisons of different places, animals, works of art and so on.
To kickstart our collection I will ask various family and friends to help us with a little mail swap, since they are scattered around Australia and the world (and since B is very interested in sending and receiving mail lately). Another way you can get a collection started is by joining Postcrossing. I’m happy to swap with any of you as well – leave a comment if you are interested.
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