How to start a stamp collection for kids

July 13, 2021
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Spark a child’s imagination by introducing them to stamp collecting. These tiny works of art provoke kids’ curiosity about faraway places, history and even foreign languages. Children develop knowledge, focus, organized thinking and research skills while having fun — they don’t even realize that they are learning! Learn how to help your kids start their own stamp collection.

Ways to explore stamp collecting together

There are many ways to get a child interested in stamp collecting. Use your own childhood stamp collection to pique their curiosity. Sit down together and look at the stamps, choose your favourite stamps together and talk about the countries that issued each stamp.

Share interesting historical events that happened at the same time the stamp was issued. Ask questions and create little research games to solve together.

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Get the collection started

If your child is interested in dinosaurs, astronauts, a musical instrument, sports, etc., build a collection of themed stamps from around the world. Another great area of focus is to collect stamps from across Canada. Stamps are a great way to help your kids learn about provinces, cities, history, hockey legends, writers, artists, musicians, animals and more.

Recruit friends and family to send your grandchild postcards or letters with stamps that can build the collection. Yard sales and online auctions are low-cost sources of hundreds of stamps for a child’s collection.