MANY families have found that letting little ones write letters to Santa can end up as a big gift to their parents.
That’s because it not only gets kids into the holiday spirit, but it’s a great way to improve their writing skills, boost creativity and help them with their schoolwork for years to come.
Here are seven ways to get kids writing:
- Use fun writing tools. Choose—or create—decorative writing paper and pick pens, pencils or highlighters, bright colors or clever designs.
- If they’re writing to Santa, encourage them to send more than just a list of toys. Have them tell Santa a bit about themselves—where they go to school and what they like to do. When they tell Santa how good they’ve been this year, have them include examples, such as tying a sibling’s shoes or helping Mom and Dad clean the house.
- Older children who’d rather not write to Santa can still create a Christmas list for themselves as well as a list of what they intend to get for others.
- Write out holiday cards. Let family and friends know how you’ve been and that you’re thinking about them. Children can even draw pictures on the card if there’s room.
- Create place cards for holiday dinner. Write out each guest’s name and add a small drawing.
- Write thank-you notes. This is an important time of year to be thankful for all the gifts your child receives. Thank-you notes are a way for your kids to show their appreciation.
- Give the gift of writing. BIC pencils and pens make terrific presents and stocking stuffers.
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North American Precis Syndicate