Pen Pal Kids Club {Review and Giveaway} (CLOSED)

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Not too long ago, I was reminiscing on facebook about pen pals. When I was younger, I had a pen pal from England, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. We wrote back and forth for almost three years – exchanged birthday and Christmas gifts, and learned a lot about each other. It was an amazing experience.

I was recently wondering if people still have pen pals. With everything being online and so fast paced nowadays, I didn’t know if kids still took the time to write each other letters… or if texting was where the written communication ended.

I was pleasantly surprised to have the chance to check out Pen Pal Kids Club with my daughter.

Yes, it is a little different from having a traditional pen and paper pen pal, but it is the perfect compromise for the busy world that we live in today.

Kids ages 4-14 can set up an account {that parents can view at any time} and they can connect with other kids their age and with similar interests from across the United States and around the world.

It only took a few minutes to set up V’s profile – she picked a user name, styled her avatar, and selected her favorite subject, food, and a few other interests. These help other kids find new friends with similar interests.

One thing that I noticed was there is no place to enter your age. This is a good and a bad thing. I want V to be able to talk to kids her own age, so I emailed the company to ask if I was just missing this information. I was very impressed with how quickly they got back to me. In just a few hours time, I had my response. At this time, there is no way to tell how old a user is.

While I was a little bummed, he did tell me that he knew of two kids that were both 6 years old because they had announced in their posts. V has asked both to be her pal.

I am so excited to really dig deeper into this page with V. I know that she is going to love having friends online and getting digital post cards/letters from them. Plus it is a great way for her to work on her spelling and reading.

Get It:

You can sign your child up for a membership on the Pen Pal Kids Club Website

Connect:

“Like” Pen Pal Kids Club on Facebook

Twitter @PenPalKidsClub

Win It:

ONE lucky MomVantage reader will win a free three month membership to Pen Pal Kids Club!

To enter:

Please make sure you read all directions for each entry. Mandatory entry must be completed for all additional entries to count. Please note: The mandatory entry is the first one listed on the giveaway form. IMPORTANT!: Where is says “Extra Info” please provide the required information.

Thank you and good luck!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This Giveaway is CLOSED.

The winner is: Entry #16 – Kenya L

CONGRATULATIONS!!

{I was provided with a complimentary product to review. All opinions expressed are my own and 100% honest}

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  1. 1
    Nancy T says:

    I had a few pen pals and I miss waiting by the mailbox to see if I got another letter! There was a girl I met while she was on vacation in Canada from England and we wrote for years – we’ve lost touch and I’ve tried to find her again but haven’t been so lucky! And a few more local that would cottage near my house and we became friends. We still talk although it’s on FB now.

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    andalene says:

    I did have a pen pal – She lived in Edmonton, Alberta and I’m in ON. She was a granddaughter of one of my neighbors.

  3. 3
    Kenya Lassiter says:

    I remember having a pen pal that I met at a summer art program when I was 12.

  4. 4
    Rebecca says:

    My pen pals were friends who moved out of state when we were in elementary school.

  5. 5
    Jessica Eaton Ledford says:

    I didn’t have a pen pal when I was young, but I have a few now :)

  6. 6
    Donna Marie says:

    I had several pen pals when I was younger.
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