This little one is learning his letters. Two kinds of letters—his alphabet letters and how to write and mail a letter. His big sister shows him the way.
why should a child write letters?
To teach preschoolers to learn to write. Doing and watching are two of the best ways to learn. Our toddler is just learning to form letters of the alphabet, and writing letters and drawing are a fun way for him to practice. His doodles have given his hand the strength and coordination for the next step, of learning to print.• For our 9-year-old, writing a letter is good practice of polite correspondence, legible handwriting and patience mentoring others (her younger brother here). • To get one back. It's fun to check the mail every day. It's even more fun for a child to get an envelope with their own name on it, just for them. • Children—even the smallest toddlers—feel important when they are able to create mail and place their own letter in the mailbox. • The letter-writer is gifted with the sense of benevolance. The same wonderful feeling when you've carefully chosen and given a special gift. It's beautiful to allow children this special generous feeling of sharing with others. • Children love to draw. We can't hang on to all their doodles. But children can pass on their colorful hand drawn swirls through the mail and bring a smile to special people in their lives. • Mail has character that e-mail doesn't. The sender chooses paper, adds their own unique handwriting—and even drawings or photographs. Each letter is one-of-a-kind, specially made for the recipient. • Letters are important. Treasured letters of history are displayed in museums across the world, written by famous people—who were once simply children. Will your child's letter be important one day? • Because kids love choosing stamps—so many colors and so many pictures. • Because letters are handmade. And sometimes handmade things—like fresh-baked bread and warm cookies—are delightfully wonderful.
From their hearts, to their hands, onto the paper.
Into the envelope, to the mailbox, together.
The best part of sending a letter? The magic of receiving one back.* ©heather cahoon • wordplayhouse®
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