Hello dear grandmother! How are you? How is your health? I have everything as usual. I study, I get only good grades. How is your little Marquise kitty there? You already know that at home we have a kitten Kuzya. He is white and fluffy. During the holidays I will bring it to show you, if dad permits. He will be growing by then. I hope that they will play together with the Marquise, because the Marquise is very kind and affectionate.
I really miss you. Dad promised that we would visit you on holidays soon. I will look forward to meeting you. Say hello to Aunt Katya, Uncle Vova and little Natasha! Goodbye! Your grandson (name)
Hello, dear grandmother! I am your granddaughter. I wish you good health. Grandmother will have a summer vacation. And you will have a surprise. This surprise will be seen when I arrive. I hope you are healthy. I love you. Live long. From your granddaughter (and insert the name)
In our age of great opportunities for communication with all kinds of gadgets, the classic message to grandparents remains an important and reverent part of communication between the older and younger generation of the family. Leaflets with the first, sometimes still unsettled and uneven words, with the obligatory pattern from the grandson or from the granddaughter of grandparents keep their whole life. And for the child, the writing process becomes fascinating and “adult” (which is important) occupation.
First of all, you need to captivate the kid with a game idea. When the spelling of the printed letters is mastered (even if it’s not at all perfect), you can congratulate the child and say that now he can write a real adult letter to his grandparents. Beat this moment. Tell us about all the benefits of having your own message:
- the opportunity to show that you have learned or learned to write and read,
- talk about something interesting
- ask about the important
- Sign your own drawings
- send the envelope by mail yourself.
It will be useful to show the little letters from the family archive, tell a fascinating story related to one of the messages, and look at old postcards together. This will strengthen the baby’s interest, provide an opportunity to introduce him to the history of the family, and demonstrate samples of different messages. And most importantly - be sure to describe the incredible joy and pride of grandmother and grandfather after receiving a letter. You can agree on a little secret and not warn the elders that such a surprise is being prepared for them. You will see how the eyes of the child light up!
Have you already sowed seeds of interest in your baby soul? Do not rush or force events. Give the baby time to want to write yourself. And when the desire is voiced, you can proceed to the next step:
- decide what it will be: a message on an ordinary sheet or a postcard,
- agree on the design: do you draw the picture yourself, buy a beautiful card, stick bright stickers,
- come up with a drawing
- buy an envelope together and explain its purpose,
- show postage stamps, tell us about the rules for applying for an envelope.
Be sure to cheer up the baby with assurances that you will help and prompt.
Writing a letter
First of all, write the text orally. Tell the little one how best to turn to grandparents. Let the kid choose the right word:
Next, explain what you need to take an interest in health or well-being, ask how they are doing.
Then you can report your news:
- about a fascinating journey
- about an interesting game,
- about holidays with parents at the weekend,
- about a new toy
- about a friend in a kindergarten or on a playground,
- about an important event.
We must not forget that the child is only formed and consolidated writing skills. The kid writes slowly and not yet very beautiful. This process is not easy for him: it is difficult both physically and emotionally.
Therefore, do not rush the young writer, do not scold for mistakes. Remember that your child is not familiar with spelling rules yet. Help him find the right and simple words that are familiar to him. For complex words, you will need a sample, so write these words yourself and read them aloud several times. Pay attention to the difference in pronunciation and spelling: “hello”, “goodbye”, “dear”, etc.
Correct all errors kindly and calmly, while not delving into the rules. Believe me, this draft will be as dear to you as the clean copy sent to your grandmother.
An important educational moment
It would seem that wisdom is not great - to write to grandmother. But how many inconspicuous subtle spiritual strings intertwined in him. By inventing and creating a letter, you solve several problems at the same time:
- educate and develop the baby
- improve writing and reading skills,
- develop spoken and written language,
- instill a culture of written communication (which, incidentally, is so relevant today for gadget users),
- foster respect for elders in the family,
- strengthen confidence in communication with the child, because he shares with you the most intimate in the process of writing a letter, listens to your advice.
However, for children, all this should be an exciting and interesting game that brings joy and pleasure. And the reward for work will be a drawing or application, which he will perform with pleasure.
We offer a sample letter, which, perhaps, will become a support for the creativity of your baby.
How are you? How is your health? I really miss you!
I have great joy. Mom and Dad gave a bike. He is big and beautiful. Two wheels, headlights and a loud bell. I ride a lot on the street. I’ll arrive soon and I will ride with you.
Goodbye. Hello from mom and dad.
Hello dear grandfather and grandmother!
Anything new? What is the weather like
We rest on the sea! Very hot. I swim a lot and sunbathe. Dad taught me to dive! On the shore I collect seashells and pebbles. I will bring them to you as a gift. We will be there soon, don’t be bored.
See you! Hugs and kisses!
- Remember: writing to grandmother for a baby is intellectual and physical work.
- Try to use game forms.
- Distribute work for 2 days.
- Complete the message with a picture.
- Help sign the envelope.
- Entrust the procedure for inserting and sealing children's handles.
- Encourage and do not scold for mistakes.
Believe me, such classes are very useful. The first experiences of your children will always be valuable in the home archive. Perhaps in the future you will have a tradition of exchanging postcards and other messages, which, unlike electronic ones, can be held in hands, feeling the child’s energy, reread and rejoice endlessly. Good luck!
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