Ben The Rooster

A barnyard pen pal for kids ages 2-8

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Alexander Kehaya
Alexander KehayaHunter@afkehaya · Entrepreneur / BD at Orchid Labs
I came across this company through a friend of mine in Atlanta. I've taught k-12 and am really excited to see such a cool product on the market for kids! @rrhoover I think you'll like how this:) Ben the Rooster is a barnyard pen pal for kids ages 2-8. He uses the excitement of receiving mail to encourage a love for reading and writing in his little pen pals. Twice each month, Ben sends a postcard about life on the farm, and he always prompts his pen pals to write back with a specific question. And, they love doing it: You can see some examples from their community here #BensMailbox.
Jason Sosnovsky
Jason Sosnovsky@jason_sosnovsky
Hey there! I'm Jason, the creator of Ben the Rooster. Excited that Ben is out here on Product Hunt - thanks @afkehaya. Ben started sending postcards about a month ago, and kids have been filling up his mailbox with postcards about Harry Potter, Pinkalicious, and mint chocolate chip ice cream. So far, it's been a blast. Would love to answer any questions that you have about Ben and his postcards. Send them over!
TJ Muehleman
TJ Muehleman@tjmule · Builder of things
I bought this for my 8 year old niece and she loved it. I remember as a kid how freakin awesome it was to get something in the mail. I think that novelty is waining with the digitization of everything. With Ben you can get a postcard in the mail and respond to it. I love it.
Jason Sosnovsky
Jason Sosnovsky@jason_sosnovsky
@tjmule Thanks for the great review and the support!
Alex Malureanu
Alex Malureanu@alexmalureanu · Co-Owner and CMO at Ascendia S.A, Editor
Very cool idea. Impressed because so many now tend to undervalue traditional writing.
wisesumo ( Sam )
wisesumo ( Sam )@wisesumo · bot maker and design lover
I purchased the monthly plan for my 6 year old daughter to help enhance her reading and writing skills. I thought she would initially get excited and like most kids quickly forget about having a pen pal. I was so wrong. When she got her first postcard, Reagan ran into the house shouting I have mail with my name on it. Now she regular check's the mailbox looking for Ben's postcards and spends a significant amount of "our" time crafting the perfect reply. Ben sends everything she needs to write back and the whole process is super easy.