Hospitalized youngsters introduced to stamps

Hospitalized youngsters are getting the chance to become stamp collectors.

The Hospital Nacional de Niños, the Museo de Arte Costarricense, Correos de Costa Rica and Expo Filatelia Nacional 2012 announced a series of workshops where ill youngsters will have a chance to learn about the world via stamp collecting.

The hospital considers stamp collecting therapeutic, said a release.

Expo Filatelia Nacional 2012 is open through Saturday at the museum. The postal service is providing stamps that have the theme of no violence for youngsters from all over the world.

There also is a series of guided tours for hospital patients to the Museo de Arte Costarricense. Also visiting will be youngsters who are in shelters of the Patronato Nacional de la Infancia.

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