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I love living and raising kids in the digital age… and I still love old fashioned letter writing. Now that Emmy is reading and writing I’m excited to share my love of written words with her too! Helping me to teach her the joy of letter writing is Disney Junior’s Sofia the First and I’m so excited to share this with you via this sponsored post partnership.
When I look back on when I was five compared to Emmy’s life at five it’s exciting to see all the opportunities and possibilities she has that were not around when I was that age. Do you remember when you had a question about something and you had to look it up in a book to find the answer? These days we can just do a simple internet search and learn everything we need to know! And although I love how simple and easy technology makes life, I still love some of the old fashioned ways we learned and communicated… like letter writing!
Luckily we have the options of merging old fashion with new technology to have the best of both worlds. Emmy and I were so excited to write Sofia The First a letter using both our computer and paper and pen.
It’s really cool. You log onto Dear Sofia and the kids can pick a stationery design and then add color and stickers to it. Emmy added lots of little furry animal friends to hers. Then we printed it out…
Emmy spent some time thinking of what to say to Sofia. She decided to ask her what her favorite pet is and then she drew Sofia a little picture.
Emmy’s favorite part was folding up the letter and putting a stamp on it and sending it off! Knowing that she will get a reply back from Sofia is the cherry on top! She is so excited!
While she was writing the letter we had a nice talk about how fun letter writing is, and how letter writing helped me keep in touch with my friends when I was a little girl. She thought that was great and now she is excited to write more letters!
Your kids can write a letter to Sofia too (and get a royal letter back). Head on over to Dear Sofia to learn more.
Technology is great and all, but I think all kids need to write. This is a great resource to enhance this skill.
We wrote a letter to Sofia too. Our son has been waiting every day to get her reply. I shared a photo of him on Instagram: https://instagram.com/p/7571HuPHE-
That is so awesome! Thanks for sharing Joyce!
I’m all about kids writing and to their favorite characters is a great idea! She looks very happy after writing that letter.
This is too cute! I am going to get my kids to write letters. They are a little older but it is an important skill to practice at any age. 🙂
It is true that children know days don’t really know how to write out a letter. I think it is a great idea to teach them and they can have fun with them too. Thanks for sharing. this great idea.
this is so adorable!!! i will def show this to my niece! thanks for this!
Handwriting is super important. I have started teaching my youngest how to trace his letters.
Cool! My kindergartner is definitely going to want to do this 🙂 We’ll try it out this weekend!
That is a great thing, you’re such an good mom. My two kids aren’t still in this situation.
What a cute idea. My daughter has enjoyed writing stories every since she was little and it was a good exercise for her too.
I’m also often amazed at all the changes from when I was 5 compared to my kids being that age. I always think about what my life was like at whatever age they currently are.
What a fabulous idea! With us being away from family, I need to get them to write letters to family.
These is really important teaching lesson
I used to write everything by hand but now I mostly write on my computer, it is strange how times have changed. I like how you have combined both here.
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