July 10, 2011
Kids ARE the future!
If the art of the handwritten letter is to have any longevity, we must enlist and teach our children how to write letters.
Summertime is the perfect time to begin to cultivate this skill. One easy way to get started, as my friend’s daughter, Hailie suggests is to “Send a postcard!”
Anywhere one goes throughout the summer’s recess, postcards are readily available.
Depending upon the child’s age and writing skills, you can offer help and steering to a greater or lesser degree. Provide the stamp, the address and the return address information. Give the child encouragement and suggestions on what to say.
Explain what a great surprise it will be for a friend or family member to discover a postcard from you in their mailbox. And allow the child the opportunity to hand-write as much of the message as possible.
If your child shows an interest in developing postcard pen friends, I recommend postcrossing.com and swapbot.com. Then the fun really takes off when exotic and faraway postcards begin showing up addressed to your child.