Letter Writing Basket08:30
Ethan has been really into drawing lately, he's drawing us new pictures every day and it's fantastic! I wanted to extend this love to include a bit of writing, so I made a little invitation to play for him and Ivy with a very simple letter writing basket, inspired by both of their loves of envelopes! (What kid doesn't love envelopes?)
What you'll need:
- a plastic basket
- blank postcards
- stickers / stamps
- pencil pots
- coloured pencils
I have already seen a different in Ethan's writing because of it, and I have now put up a letter chart above the table for him to refer to. His is writing more confidently and more consistently writing in a line and fitting his letters on a page. He is asking to write a larger variety of words and interested in learning how to write addresses as well.
The envelopes and postcards are the most popular items with Ethan, he loves that these are things that people really use to send post, and after writing me a letter he insists on going outside and posting it through the letterbox. Even Ivy gets in on the fun mark making on sheets of paper and stuffing them into envelopes, then covering the envelope in stickers and stamps.
This letter writing basket has been a real saviour in our house, it keeps the kids busy and exploring independently and it's even encouraged them to write more letters. Thank you letters and birthday cards will be much easier to make the next time around!
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