Children love bringing in the mail. We think it's something
about that little red flag. Help your child understand how the mail
works firsthand with this activity, which combines writing (or, for
young ones, drawing) skills up front with a fun surprise on the
Begin by having your child write a letter (for younger kids,
this usually means drawing). Put your child's letter in an
envelope. Address the letter to your child. Let your child put a
stamp on the envelope. Take your child to a mailbox and let your
child put the letter in the mailbox. Let your child check the mail
every day until the letter arrives.
Review the steps taken beginning with the letter or
drawing...and proceed to when your child opens the mail. This will
help your child understand order and sequence.
Check back in September for Productive Parenting's next Activity
of the Month, or visit productiveparenting.com
for more fun and simple activities customized to the age of your
child, newborn to age 5.
Productive Parenting is a website providing preschool activities for parents and caregivers to engage in with infant to five year old children.
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