Usually, I tell my family that I would like them to take part in Samantha's education any way they can. Whether that means teaching her to crochet, cook a certain meal, or in my Dad's case, sending Samantha post cards and small souvenirs from different states.
Samantha really looks forward to getting things from him in the mail. Today she received a postcard from Texas, which she can now point out on the map without assistance since my Dad is always talking about Texas. Anywho....He always tries to pick out postcards with meaning, something personal or educational. The last one was the Legend of the Dogwood, because she Loves Dogwoods, just in time for Easter because it was about Jesus' crucification. This one was Texas, my Dad's home state, and the state flower. Which served as a wonderful History lesson for Samantha! He likes to write a question on the back for her to look up. This one said..."Why is the Blue Bonnet the state flower for Texas? Can you tell me more about the flower?" And next time they talk she will be able to tell him about it. Great way to spark state interests when we start diving more into Geography in a few years. Right now we are just touching on the basics, getting familiar with maps. (She isn't even "supposed to be in prek" until Fall. So I am not worried about it.)
She has been posting them on her bulletin board above her bed. Here are some pics to a wonderful start: