Inside you’ll find: Subscription letters about geography, history, science and literature. Great for homeschoolers, or anyone who wants to learn! Updated 8/19/22
Who doesn’t love a physical letter in the mail? (As long as it’s not a bill!)
The art of letter writing has been declining dramatically but it isn’t dead by any means. And what if you could combine the thrill of a beautiful letter with the wonder of learning about the world around you.
That’s just what these letters are designed to do and they’re the highlight of our day when they show up in our mailbox!
Whether you homeschool or are just looking for fun appealing ways to supplement your kiddos education, consider getting a subscription to some of these incredible educational letters.
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1. Letters from Afar
My son was obsessed with globes and the idea of traveling when I discovered “Letters from Afar”. Each month, a stunningly illustrated letter arrives from a fictional girl named Isabel as she shares her latest travel saga. It’s so suspenseful as the boys open the letter and start shouting guesses about where they think she’s writing from this time. We’ve learned so much about different countries and regions and it has started us down many a delightful rabbit trails. There’s also a little puzzle or hidden pictures game at the end of each letter that the boys really look forward to.
These letters focus on the beauty closer to home by highlighting American national parks and historic landmarks like the Alamo and the Statue of Liberty. Produced by a homeschooling family (including their kids), the American Heritage Adventure series of letters will be sure to give you the travel bug. And it’s always exciting when we get a letter from some place we’ve already been. An extra cool touch is how each letter comes with a hand painted postcard that your kids can send to friends or relatives!
Imagine each month a famous figure from the past were to write your child a letter and share their life story in a way that sucks your kids in and leaves them wanting to learn more about their new friend? That’s what Posts from the Past is all about! And not only do kids get a visually appealing and engaging letter, but there are also additional downloads and activities related to that person for subscribers to use throughout the month. So. Much. Fun. So. Much. Learning.
From the creators of the American Heritage Adventures, comes this history themed letter subscription. Each month students will receive a letter “written by” a famous American as well as a photo with important facts on the back. Additionally, an “artifact” is included such as a picture, artwork, map, or quote related to the American legend. Their website also has free printables for extending the learning. Some of their previous features were about Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte the first female Native American doctor, Duke Kahanamoku an Hawaiian Olympic swimmer and surfer, Mercy Otis Warren poet, playwright, and pamphleteer during the American Revolution, and SOOOO many more people worthy of our time.
These letters have been ideal for my youngest animal loving son. Written from the perspective of young animal, kids will learn about what life is like for that particular animal along with fun animal facts and collectible cards with each of the animals they learn about. The illustrations a whimsical and vivid. My son will pretend to be that animal for the rest of the week! Get Writings from the Wild HERE!
LITERATURE: Letters from the Sea Tower by Bryana Joy
If you want your child to LOVE words and literature, not just consume it, consider getting these exquisite letters created by Bryana Joy Beaird, Letters from the Sea Tower (named after a story by J.R.R. Tolkien). Each letter features an author or poet, showcases their work and gets kids and adults alike pumped to read more by these iconic and influential writers. The illustrations are delightful and Bryana has made it her mission to preach the power of “story”. Words have power to give hope and meaning to life while helping us feel the full gamete of emotions. These may be best suited for older elementary into adulthood, but my boys are pretty well read and are thoroughly enjoying learning about the authors they already know and love!