Flat Stanley

 

 

A few weeks ago I realised my kids desperately needed to talk to other kids, because we sometimes go for weeks without leaving the house and they drive each other nuts.

In searching around for penpal options, I came across Flat Stanley and we have been Stanley fans ever since. In just a few weeks we have shared Stanleys with kids in New Zealand, America and Canada. Our postal system here harks back to the dark ages, so we are emailing our Stanleys and it’s working out really well. We email our scanned Stanleys (see Safiyah’s above which is actually flat Aisha!) to the other families and schools which connect with us through the site. Then they send theirs, we print them out and we take them on an adventure around where we live in Pakistan, taking photos as we go. We then email back the photos.

It’s lots of fun, and what I love most about it is that the Flat Stanley site uses Google Earth so you can see exactly where your new pals live.

It is a great thing to do for homeschoolers of all ages…

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dale Hubert
    May 28, 2012 @ 21:51:51

    I am the creator of the Flat Stanley Project. Even after all these years, I still enjoy reading about how creative teachers and enthusiastic families use Flat Stanley or, in this case, Flat Aisha, to engage children in authentic literacy opportunities.

    I hope your kids continue to enjoy their flat adventures.

    Thank you for your support.

    Dale

    Dale Hubert, M.Ed.
    Creator of the Flat Stanley Project, http://www.flatstanley.com
    Chief Educational Officer, Flatter World Inc.
    London. Ontario, Canada

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