YES, WE REALLY LIVE
IN THE NORTH!
We share our REAL life stories, photographs, and Arctic experiences in a fun & educational interactive experience that kids will never forget!
Baffin Island (Beside Greenland)
"We always have so much fun with our Polar Pen Pal postcards!
I love the surprise as much as the kids do and love how easy it is to build a lesson around them based on the monthly theme."
- Gisele, homeschooling mom of 4
The girls have truly enjoyed learning about everything from the Northern Lights to Igloos to Inuksuit. These all-inclusive lessons have been a wonderful addition to our home.
-Sue, homeschooling mom of 2
The kids would be so excited each month to read their mail from Meeka and Mark. They experienced the North each month through a warm and welcoming friendship with their penpals, which was something the kids really needed at the time (after moving to a new city).
One of their favorite parts was getting the secret password to log on and see real videos of where Meeka and Mark lived which they always thought was SO cool.
-Paige, homeschooling mom of 3
Polar Pen Pal is an amazing resource! I brought the letters to school to use with my Grade 1 students. Each letter focused on a specific area of life in the far north, and was filled with useful links and learnings.
My students were so inspired, they turned our classroom into an Arctic village complete with a polar bear and inuksuit. I would not be surprised if some of them wind up visiting Iqaluit in their lifetime. I will definitely use the program again this year!
- Jennifer, Grade One Teacher
I love the concept that kids don’t have to receive a craft kit or a toy that they won’t play with – it is all centered around education.
- Meg, homeschooling mom of 2
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Enjoy the Arctic...
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Put away the boring textbooks and open your mailbox to adventure!
The Arctic has been one of those mysterious far off places that, for many children, seems more like a fairy tale than an actual place where families live.
Learning about the Arctic, and the people of the Arctic (the Inuit, formerly known as Eskimo), can be challenging since there are few resources and some of the resources out there are inaccurate and clearly made by people who have NEVER been to the Arctic! (Case in point, many books feature penguins and polar bears as being in the arctic but there are no penguins in the Arctic!)
POLAR PEN PAL brings an exciting and engaging way for children of all ages to learn about and have a real connection with the Arctic! Now your child can have the joy of having monthly mail ALL THE WAY FROM THE GREAT WHITE NORTH personally addressed to them, and inside they will delight to find a postcard that shares with them details of northern life and Inuit culture. With collectible stickers, northern treasures, and access to online Arctic resources to explore... they will soon have a deeper understanding and a personal connection with this far away, but very REAl place!