Postcrossing (strewing geography)

A member of the forum at Natural Learning Australia linked to a site called Postcrossing last month. I finally got around to looking at it today & I’ve decided to join up in The Bubble & Babyman’s names.

The basic idea is that you register then request an address, with each address request you are given an ID number. You send a postcard to the address you’ve been randomly allocated & include the ID number on the postcard so the recipient can enter the ID number on the website once it reaches them. Once you have sent a postcard you’ll then be eligible to receive one. You can request 5 addresses at once, the more postcards you send out, the more postcards you can send next time.

I think this is a fantastic way to strew geography. The sproggets will receive postcards from places all over the world, places they’ve never heard of, places they may like to learn more about once they receive a postcard from there.

Initially I will send the postcards without any input from the sproggets, I think they’re too young to understand what it’s all about at the moment, but I have entered their names on our address card along with our family PO Box number so the postcards received will be addressed to them. When they’re a little older I’ll explain the reciprocal nature of postcrossing & they may like to send postcards themselves. Until then, I think they’ll delight in receiving special mail addressed to them & I’ll delight in the opportunity to learn about other parts of the world with them.

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  1. […] we wrote 5 postcards for the postcrossing project I signed us up for last night. The kids & I worked together to write & decorate the […]

  2. […] we wrote 5 postcards for the postcrossing project I signed us up for last night. The kids & I worked together to write & decorate the […]

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