Monday, January 15, 2007

Write a letter

This activity works well for a preschooler/kindergartner who can write at least enough letters to be coached to write words.

With the advent of e-mail, cell phones, and other technology, corresponding via handwritten letters is fast becoming a lost art. Children seem to love sending letters as well as receiving them, and this is a good way for them to practice writing, courtesy, and correspondence. Purchase or make some special stationery for your child's use. Let your child write a short letter, offering help as needed. My sister bought Curious George stationery and stickers from the $1 section at Target, and they also have a larger Curious George stationery set for $9.95 (see photo at right). For added fun, allow your child to place the stamp on the envelope and put it in the mail.

photo of stationery set courtesy of

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