• Give the ‘write’ gift this holiday season

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    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:
    1. Use fun writing tools. Choose—or create—decorative writing paper and pick pens, pencils or highlighters, bright colors or clever designs.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. Create place cards for holiday dinner. Write out each guest’s name and add a small drawing.

    6. 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.

    7. Give the gift of writing. BIC Pencils and Pens make terrific presents and stocking stuffers.

    BIC is on a mission to save handwriting and you can join their mission-for more information, visit www.BICFightForYourWrite.com.

    NORTH AMERICAN PRECIS SYNDICATE

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