January 2, 2012

Thankful Tots

With the holiday season coming to a close, it's a great time to teach tots the importance of saying "thank you." Here are a few tips that will help to make writing out this year's thank you notes a fun and enjoyable experience for all:
  • Let your child pick out his or her own stationery design and consider having it personalized. If the note card features something the child enjoys (such as trucks, princesses or a specific animal), then he or she may be more apt to want to put the stationery to good use.
  • Make it a special project by providing glittery pens, markers and other messy decorations that your child would normally not use on a regular basis.
  • Start early! It's okay if your child cannot read or write-- simply have them draw a picture then add a short message (such as "Claire loves her new doll-- thank you for your thoughtful gift!") on her behalf.

Mermaid Note Card, Dump Truck Note Card