Every morning I used to write a morning message to my girls. They loved this but now I am trying something a little different. I gave Ashlyn a journal and wrote her a short letter, just a few sentences. I left it on her desk in her room and when she woke up she read it and instantly wrote me back. It has been great for communicating with her what we are doing that day, how special she is, and how much I love her. I wanted it to be more personal between the two of us. Every time she reads a letter I can see her eyes light up with pride.
It is also great for sneaking in writing skills such as proper letter writing, punctuation, and writing complete sentences. I don’t correct her spelling because I want her to feel free about what she will write. Let me know if you try it with your kids.