Pretend Play Post Office
Who loves to get mail? Kids do!
Make mail boxes for everyone in your family. Take old shoe boxes, decorate, cut a hole in the top, label with the appropriate name.
Get index cards or cut up pieces of paper and show your child how to write a post card. The left side is for the letter, the right is for the address. Help out little ones by writing the address or name for them.
Make it a bit harder by writing letters with envelopes. Teach your child how to address an envelope and write a traditional letter with a date, greeting, body and salutation.
Read non-fiction books about the post office to introduce the different jobs. Sorter, Clerk, Driver, Mail Carrier. Use props — a bag for carrying mail, stickers for stamps, boxes for the sorter, and so on.
Create. Write. Play. Learn.