Universal Letter Writing Week begins on the second Sunday each January! In this digital age, it feels extra special to receive a handwritten piece of mail. Encourage your little ones to pick up a pen (or pencil or crayon) and a piece of paper to create a letter for a family member or friend this week.
Don’t worry, they don’t have to know how to write yet. Younger children can simply draw a colorful picture. Older children can practice their handwriting and literacy skills by drafting a thoughtful note from the heart.
Challenge your big kids to include some “spicy words” to show off their ever-expanding vocabulary skills! Our educators define these as more colorful adjectives beyond just “good” or “nice.” Perhaps their winter has been “spectacular” or “thrilling!” Brainstorm together to come up with a fun list of exciting words to pull from.
Universal Letter Writing Week is also a perfect opportunity to teach children how traditional mail works. For example, how to write out an address, where to place the stamp, and why a return address is important.