Here are some other ways you can be hip—visit and join your local library! Write a poem or a song, learn to play an instrument and read music, read to your pet, sibling, or parents, create a memory book of your day, week or a vacation. Create a vocabulary book of new words you have learned, do crossword puzzles, write a blog or follow a favorite author. Reading is so cool and it opens up so many opportunities to learn and advocate for yourself!!!
Hosting a convention? Starting a kids club? Let me know how I can help bring a pen pal program to your event!
How to be a hippkid!
Be yourself! Having a pen pal is fun and exciting. I encourage you to introduce yourself to your pen pal and communicate in any way that you would like—draw a picture, write a poem, share a story, send a picture—it's up to you!
Here are some things you may want to include in your first letter:
Favorite subject in school
A little about your hearing loss
Fun information about yourself
Be sure to include your address so your pen pal can write you back!
Once you join hippkids, you will receive your pen pal information by email. Be sure to supply a working email (and be sure to ask your parents for permission!)