She went on to say, "There are some tricks to doing a one-time classroom visit, which is what I do the most. Keep the presentation short, keep the children engaged by asking questions for them to answer, and hand out packets of stamps to everyone, including the shy child in the back who doesn't volunteer any answers. Stamps are for everyone and for every interest."
For educators wishing to use stamps in their classrooms, lesson plans are available online from the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum at www.postalmuseum.si.edu/educators/4b_curriculum.html.
They are also available online from the American Philatelic Society at http://stamps.org/education/edu_teachers.htm.
Shown above, working with some elementary school children.
For more tips on how to talk to kids about stamps, read Janet's entire column by clicking here.