Hey ya’ll and Happy New Year!
For those of you who got a chance to check out the Holiday Gift Guide or who follow me on Instagram, you may remember me sharing about a great new friend that Anissa has, Ben the Rooster, a pen pal who uses the excitement of receiving snail mail to encourage kids to read and write. Anissa got the Ben the Rooster holiday package for Christmas and has been bursting with excitement since then- no joke!
This service is aimed at kids ages 2-8. Ben sends two postcards each month about his life on the farm, and each postcard comes with a stamped postcard designed for sending a reply. Ben is also really good about sharing kids’ works of are all over social media, so your little writer may even be famous 😉
Ben the Rooster is such a great alternative for the usual conundrum of what to get a kid every time your kid is invited to a birthday party. Instead of gifting a toy a child may quickly outgrow, Ben the Rooster offers the chance to give a fun and interactive gift! And at only $27 for a 6-month subscription, it’s perfect for our usual gift budget! There’s also a $5 month-to-month service that auto renews!
Guys- I’m not even kidding you that once Anissa “got” the concept of snail mail (I know, I know, such a foreign concept, right?) and realized that her friend, the rooster, had sent her something in the mail, she immediately wanted to send him something back and sat down and “wrote” to him for a solid 30 minutes. We mailed it back to Ben, and now every.single.day she asks if Ben has sent anything to her. She also loves to grab her calendar (which was a special part of the Holiday package) and sit down and color it! It’s amazing what kids can do when you take away the technology for a hot second, am I right?
Have a little reader/writer in mind that would love to become pals with Ben the Rooster? Now’s a great chance to get started, because if you use the code HEYBEN, you’ll get your first month free! Sign up here and happy snail mailing! Make sure to follow Ben on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook as well!