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Newfoundland and Labrador For Kids

Introducing a wonderful way to learn about Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s most Eastern Province.  Send happy snail mail to a special child in your life and join Oliver as he explores the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador in this special letter.

Made for kids ages 6 and up, Oliver teaches us more about the world, geography, culture, and also builds reading skills through his letter.

Petit Mail is created by Newfoundland and Labrador entrepreneur Alison Butler.  Alison was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland and is a mom of 2 young children, ages 3 and 7.

“Newfoundland and Labrador is such a fascinating and magical place.  I LOVE sharing stories and information about my home Province with others when I travel and feel so proud to call the island of Newfoundland my home”.

Learn About Newfoundland and Labrador

The original Petit Mail story postcard line (available as a subscription) is designed for preschoolers ages three – early reader but customers love the idea of snail mail for the children in their life and keep asking for something for older children.

“I saw this as the perfect opportunity to share more about my home Province with children around the world, and to encourage parents to dive in and explore new things with their children.  My daughter would love this, and I always use that as a starting point when I’m creating a product.

If we received this letter in the mail, we would look Newfoundland and Labrador up on a map and look for pictures and videos online.  We would ask questions like, what animals live there? what’s the music like?  I wonder why so many houses are painted in bright colours?
It’s amazing to be able to explore the world right from our home.

Learn About Newfoundland and Labrador For Kids

Letter From Newfoundland and Labrador Product Features:

  • This letter is ideal for ages 6 and up.
  • This letter is personalized “Dear [Your Child’s Name]”
  • Printed on 8.5 x 11 inch paper (standard letter)
  • Full colour, double sided letter from Petit Mail character Oliver
  • Mailing in a bright, coloured envelope addressed to your child
  • Sibling names are added to the letter and envelope at no additional charge, please include all names at checkout.

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Your Letter From Newfoundland and Labrador can be mailed anywhere in the world.  It’s a fun and affordable way to introduce a whole new generation to the JOY of snail mail.

With so much of our days filled with technology, it is a wonderful treat to receive real paper mail and connect with each other in a fun and easy way.

There’s something for younger snail mail lovers too!

A shorter version of the letter is available as a story postcard for younger children up to age 5.
It is age appropriate with simple words and shorter sentences.

Learn About Newfoundland and Labrador For Kids

“Oliver Visits Newfoundland and Labrador Story Postcard”

  • This postcard is designed for preschool – age 5.
  • Printed on 5 x 7 inch cardstock paper (sturdier for little hands)
  • Full colour, double sided story postcard about Petit Mail character Oliver.
  • Mailing in a bright, coloured envelope addressed to your child
  • Sibling names are added to the envelope at no additional charge, please include all names at checkout.

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Younger subscribers who enjoy their story postcard from Newfoundland and Labrador might also love a Petit Mail subscription.

Learn more about Alison and the story behind the Petit Mail brand here.

 

Connection

If I asked you, “what’s your favourite moment with your child”…what would you say?
I asked myself this question earlier today and it brought up all kinds of emotions, because you know what?

I wasn’t sure of the answer.

I have a vision in my mind of the mom I want to be…some days I’m close to that vision. A lot of other days I’m nowhere near it, and that’s ok.

I don’t want anything much, really – it seems simple. 
Or. maybe it’s the hardest thing of all, I’m not sure.

I want to feel relaxed.
I want to feel present.
I want to engage with him and laugh with him and grow with him. Grow together.
It sounds so simple. and it can be.
It can be.

I created Petit Mail story postcard subscriptions to help us hold on to those moments of connection while our kids are still little.

To create moments where we get excited to find special mail in our mailbox.
Moments where we snuggle and I rest my chin on his head and we read together.

To inspire uncomplicated creative projects that we can do together on a rainy day, or when he says “mommy, will you play with me?” 

Projects that teach him through playful learning.

One Year.
12 Monthly Story Postcards.
Unlimited Connection.

Your Presence is the Best Present.

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Kids Preschool Subscription Canada

Kids Preschool Subscription Canada

Petit Mail: Kids Preschool Subscription Canada

“I started looking for a preschool subscription when my daughter NJ was two and a half and loved walking with me to our community mailbox.  As a lover of snail mail, I started looking for the “perfect” snail mail subscription for her to enjoy.  I wanted something bright and fun, with beautiful illustrations, a short story, a way for me to connect and engage with her.  Most importantly, I wanted something affordable, without large shipping fees. I couldn’t find quite the right thing, and because of this, I started the work to bring my idea to life!

Over the past few years I’ve worked hard to create a preschool subscription that I believe is affordable and accessible to everyone. When you order a Petit Mail story postcard subscription, I still get excited and do a little dance of joy.  Each and every time.” – Alison

 

Petit Mail is a bright, fun, affordable snail mail story postcard subscription for kids ages three to early reader.

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Discover The JOY of Snail Mail

Petit Mail is the fun way to introduce a new generation to the joy of snail mail.  Created and written by Canadian mom and entrepreneur Alison Butler, each story postcard is packaged, stamped and addressed by hand.

Every month, your Petit Mail story postcard arrives in your mailbox in a bright, colourful envelope, and is, most importantly, addressed with your child’s first name.
Being able to see their name in print is so wonderful, because children love finding something just for them in their mailbox.

There is always something new to discover!
Some months you might find an extra stamp or doodle on your envelope and your mail is sealed with coloured tape.

Kids Preschool Subscription Canada

We want you to receive a durable, quality product, so each month story postcards are:

(+) full colour, double-sided, because we want you to get the most from a 5×7 inch postcard!
(+) printed on thick, quality cardstock that is not easily ripped. This is especially important for little hands.
(+) packaged in bright, fun colourful envelopes featuring stamps, embossing & tape, because we think all of the little details are important to the snail mail experience.
(+) most importantly, some months include little extras, like stickers and other goodies, because who doesn’t love a fun little surprise?

Learn more about Alison and the story behind Petit Mail story postcards here.

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How A Petit Mail Preschool Subscription Works

Order: 

Choose from CanadaUSA, or International delivery address subscription options.
Ideal for ages three to early reader.

Receive:

Check the mailbox together regularly, talk & connect, explore your surroundings.  Petit Mail story postcards arrive in your mailbox once per month.

Read & Play Together:

Read along with four diverse characters Olivia, Audrey, Milo and Oliver.  Traditional subscriptions rotate through a different character each month, or you can “choose your own” option to receive story postcards from just one of the characters. Read your story card and use the monthly adventure as inspiration for family time activities.  Spark your child’s imagination and encourage creative play. Oliver is putting on a puppet show?  You can too!

Petit Mail story postcard themes include: art, writing, science, engineering, nature, reading, and creativity. Most of all, your postcards encourage imaginative play, all at an age-appropriate level.

Preschool Subscription : Petit Mail Story Postcards

Purchase A Petit Mail Subscription

With so much of our days filled with technology, it is a wonderful treat to receive real paper mail.

Give your child the gift of a monthly snail mail surprise.
Petit Mail provides something to look forward to receiving together and encourages quality time together as a family.

Canadian and US subscriptions cost $7 per month and all prices INCLUDE postage. International subscriptions are also available.

It’s fun, affordable, and gives you a unique way to spend quality time with your kids. Read together and let your story card inspire new ideas and new ways to play!

Preschool Subscription

Want To Try Petit Mail First?

I’ve created this special e-story postcard just for you. Olivia’s Acts of Kindness will be sent to your inbox, addressed to your child’s first name.
In this story, Olivia creates random acts of kindness for others in her life. A wonderful way to experience Petit Mail and encourage a spirit of kindness and generosity.

Sample Story Postcard

What will your random act of kindness be? 

5 Easy Ways To Make Learning FUN This Summer

Summer is almost here (or if you are lucky, it has already arrived!)

For me, Summer is a time to really slow things down and be more present.  I’ve been thinking about Summer and the ways we can all still enjoy the slower pace, with a little bit of learning thrown in for good measure!

It’s going to be FUN!

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1. Take part in the Kids Summer Postcard Exchange

Postcards are an easy and fun way for kids to exchange snail mail.  Come on over to the International Kids Pen Pal group and match up with another parent to exchange a postcard this Summer.  I’m super excited about this one – we can’t wait to match up with families around the world, and send and receive some postcards!

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2. Try a 3 month Petit Mail Story Postcard Subscription

Keep learning exciting with a fun story postcard arriving in your mailbox for June, July and August.

3 month subscriptions for Canada and the US are $21 (approximately $16 US) including postage.  International 3 month subscriptions are $24.

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3. Write a Letter to a Grandparent or Friend

Find someone in your life who would love to receive snail mail from your child (and who is likely to write back). Work on writing a letter and sending a drawing, painting, photographs in the mail.

This site has a great resource for teaching children how to properly address an envelope.

If you are looking for fun stationery sets for kids, check out these sets and digital downloads

 

4. Make a Summer Bucket List

Every Summer, NJ and I write a list of fun things that she wants to do.  We get a very short Summer season here, so we have to make the most of it!

Her wish list is always so simple, beautiful and filled with childhood wonder.  Things like:

  • go to the playground
  • pick flowers
  • have a picnic
  • buy an ice cream from the ice cream truck
  • run through the sprinkler

I’ll be sharing things from our list on Facebook and Instagram, so be sure to follow along.

My tip: Don’t forget to include some library outings on your Summer bucket list. Reading is such a great way to start or end Summer days, and great for a rainy day activity.

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We are talking about book recommendations in the private group Pre-school Kids Reading Club (3-6) – join us over there for even more Summer Reading action.

 

5. Be Present For Your Kids

I’m making a pact with myself this Summer.  No screen time for me between the time I come home from work and the time the kids go to bed.  I’m going to have my kids help me stay accountable.

It’s Summer – we’ve got postcards and books and bucket lists to get to.

Here are some of my tips for successfully planning a screen-free weekend at home.

I’m planning some more Facebook live videos to talk about ways I’ve simplified, tried to cut down on the screen time, and more.  I’d love to have you with me.

 

Preschool Reading Club

Preschool Reading

Welcome to the Preschool Reading Club. One of my favourite things to do is share books that we enjoy reading at home, so I decided to create a preschool reading group for parents where we can share book ideas & recommendations specifically for our preschoolers and early readers.

Every week (or so, because..life) I’ll share pictures, or short video reviews of books that we are reading from both our home collection AND the library.

Preschool Reading

 

Let’s Connect

I’m Alison, a preschool mom, and I’d love to have you join us in the group.  Some reasons why I absolutely love sharing book ideas and inspiration with others:

  1. I’m a mom with 2 small children, a full time job and a part time business – sharing great reads helps to make my life easier, and who doesn’t want to make their life a little bit easier?
  2. I love to gift books.  My children receive books for almost every occasion, and I also gift books to my nieces.
  3. It’s great to have new things to look for, or request, when we go to the library.
  4. It helps me find our next great read!

If you have found your way to this page, I don’t think I need to talk about all the ways reading with your children in amazing.
Reading is the ONLY time my 3 year old son sits still during the day.  Once we settle down for our bedtime reading, I swear he could stay there, snuggled into me forever (and I probably wouldn’t mind!)

So what are you waiting for?

Join The Preschool Reading Club

If you follow along with my IG feed, or the YouTube channel, you will already know that I love sharing my book suggestions and recommendations.

In the Preschool Reading Club we will have more space for discussion and for you to share your book choices as well, PLUS I’ll be sharing some freebies and hosting Petit Mail giveaways as well from time to time!  Pop over to join the club, and I’ll see you there.

Preschool Reading

Discover The JOY of Snail Mail

Subscription For Kids

Petit Mail is the fun way to introduce a new generation to the joy of snail mail.  Created and written by mom and entrepreneur Alison Butler, each story postcard is packaged, stamped and addressed by hand.

 

Every month, your Petit Mail story postcard arrives in your mailbox in a bright, colourful envelope, addressed with your child’s first name.  There is always something new to discover!

 

Learn More About Petit Mail Story Postcards Here

Non-Toy Gifts For Kids

It seems like many of the conversations I have with other moms lately revolve around the STUFF we are trying to get rid of.
For the past year, I’ve been on a decluttering spree and a move toward simpler, more minimalist living and for the past few years, my mind always comes back to KIDS GIFTS AND TOYS.  I try to maintain some level of control over what comes into our home (within reason), and we donate old toys on a regular basis.
Non Toy Gift Ideas For Kids
I don’t know about you, but my kids don’t need much.  They play happily for hours with the simplest of things – what they really want is for someone to engage and interact with them.  I always cringe a little on the inside when I hear other parents talking about their playrooms full of toys that never get used….it feels so wasteful.
There are other posts out there with non-toy gift ideas for kids, but they all seem really generic, like “a zoo membership”.  I wanted to come up with some really practical, creative ideas that are a little more specific. My hope is that you find these inspiring, and that you can use some of these ideas for your own gifting this year.

5 Non-Toy Gift Ideas For Kids

 

What do you think?  Would you try any of my ideas?
Think about a way to find gifts that “keep on giving” while making it fun.
I hope these 5 ideas sparked your imagination!

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Petit Mail is a bright, fun snail mail story postcard subscription for kids ages three to early reader.

Petit Mail Story Postcard

Discover The JOY of Snail Mail

Petit Mail is the fun way to introduce a new generation to the joy of snail mail.  Created and written by mom and entrepreneur Alison Butler, each story postcard is packaged, stamped and addressed by hand.

Every month, your Petit Mail story postcard arrives in your mailbox in a bright, colourful envelope, addressed with your child’s first name.  There is always something new to discover

Learn More About Petit Mail Story Postcards Here

The Jolly Postman and Other People’s Letters: Kids Book Review

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A parent favourite from my IG feed always seems to be posts I share about books we love. I particularly love books that have a snail mail theme to compliment Petit Mail.

Book Review: The Jolly Postman And Other People’s Letters

I love this interactive children’s book – filled with envelopes that can be opened, letters, postcards, birthday cards and more.  Follow the postman as he makes his way through the world of children’s fairy tales, making mail deliveries – and you can read the mail!

Watch My Full Book Review Of The Jolly Postman

Isn’t this so much fun?
If you’re interested, you can find the book here*: https://goo.gl/d2NGAa

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Join The Preschool Kids Reading Club

I regularly share book suggestions, reading ideas and more in my preschool kids reading club group on Facebook.  Plus sometimes I share freebies and other fun content.  I’d love to have you join us there.

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Free Sight Word Flashcards

Free Sight Word Flashcards


Do you have a child who is learning to read? Check out this printable set of Free Sight Word Flashcards….a gift from me to you!

Free Sight Word Flashcards

 

My daughter NJ is learning to read right now, and I have to be honest, sometimes it’s a challenge.  She LOVES being read to, we read together every night, but she is less motivated to read on her own. As a solution, I created this set of free sight word flashcards to help her make reading fun.

There are many ways to use your flashcards, here are just a few suggestions:

  • hole punch and put them on a ring for practice.
  • cut them out, lay them on the table or floor “memory game style” (face down) and say each word as you turn the card over.
  • lay out your flashcards (face up), find a flashlight and say each word as you shine the light on it.

Let’s create a whole new generation who LOVES READING!

Sign Up For Your Printable Sight Word Flashcards Here

 

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One of the reasons I created Petit Mail was to make reading fun and exciting.

When your story postcard arrives in the mailbox, you open up the bright envelope in excitement and read together.
To help with sight words and reading, key words are highlighted and the stories are written in simple sentences for early readers.

This set of free printable sight word flashcards can be used at any time.  The words are specifically designed to go along with the “Milo Loves Reading” Petit Mail story postcard.  This sight word flashcard set is perfect for reading practice at home with a bright background and featuring Petit Mail characters.


 

Petit Mail is a bright, fun snail mail story postcard subscription for kids ages three to early reader.

Petit Mail Story Postcard

Discover The JOY of Snail Mail

Petit Mail is the fun way to introduce a new generation to the joy of snail mail.  Created and written by mom and entrepreneur Alison Butler, each story postcard is packaged, stamped and addressed by hand.

Every month, your Petit Mail story postcard arrives in your mailbox in a bright, colourful envelope, addressed with your child’s first name.  There is always something new to discover

Learn More About Petit Mail Story Postcards Here

 

Kids Pen Pal: Find A Pen Pal For Your Child

Did you have a pen pal as a child?
I did – she lived in Australia and I loved learning about her life.
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International Kids Pen Pal Group

For quite a while now, I’ve been thinking about starting a Facebook group so that parents can connect with other parents and find a pen pal for their child in another part of the world.

So, I finally did it.

Join The International Kids Pen Pal Group Here

Let’s learn about different places around the world (or even in our own country) – it’s one of my favourite things about pen pals. You can spark new conversations and new learning, just by reading a letter!

See you in the group,

Alison

Petit Mail is a bright, fun snail mail story postcard subscription for kids ages three to early reader.

Petit Mail Story Postcard

Discover The JOY of Snail Mail

Petit Mail is the fun way to introduce a new generation to the joy of snail mail.  Created and written by mom and entrepreneur Alison Butler, each story postcard is packaged, stamped and addressed by hand.

Every month, your Petit Mail story postcard arrives in your mailbox in a bright, colourful envelope, addressed with your child’s first name.  There is always something new to discover

Learn More About Petit Mail Story Postcards Here

5 Reasons To Choose Gift Subscriptions For Kids

Our kids. They want our attention. They want us to spend time with them. They want to know we are there, close by, engaged with them.
As a full-time working outside the home mom, I feel like my time for presence is SO limited. That’s part of the reason why I created Petit Mail – a story card to read together, a link and ideas for easy activities we can do together. Sometimes it’s hard to come up with activities on the spot – it’s a little easier with a helping hand. Plus, snail mail is the MOST FUN. Don’t you agree?
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Here’s a list of my Top 5 Reasons to Choose Gift Subscriptions for Kids

Reason 1
Gift subscriptions keep giving well past the initial “open”.  It is the age-old “gift that keeps on giving” when something new and fun arrives in the mailbox each month.
Reason 2
Kids LOVE to get mail. Mail with their name on it. Bright, colourful mail.  It can be a really joyful experience, especially the first time a subscription arrives.
Reason 3
During gift-giving times, especially during the holidays, there are SO. MANY. TOYS. Yes, the toys are exciting for a short period of time, but often lose their appeal quickly. Subscriptions do not add to the pile.  They offer something deeper.  See reason 4.
Reason 4
Subscriptions spark learning and imagination in a fun way. They encourage creative play and quality time spent together as a family. They are the perfect non-toy gift.
Reason 5
Subscriptions offer you the ability to give the best gift of all – your presence.  Your presence while you read together each month and your presence in the parent-child activities your subscription provides.

Petit Mail is a bright, fun snail mail story postcard subscription for kids ages three to early reader.

Petit Mail Story Postcard

Discover The JOY of Snail Mail

Petit Mail is the fun way to introduce a new generation to the joy of snail mail.  Created and written by mom and entrepreneur Alison Butler, each story postcard is packaged, stamped and addressed by hand.

Every month, your Petit Mail story postcard arrives in your mailbox in a bright, colourful envelope, addressed with your child’s first name.  There is always something new to discover

Learn More About Petit Mail Story Postcards Here