My 5 year old, Maisy, is learning to write and we encourage her to do so and write however she can figure to spell the words to communicate. She’s thrilled with herself when she can put letters on paper and someone else can “read” it.
All on her own, she came down after quiet time with a letter she had started for President Obama. She was feeling quite patriotic and wanted to write the president to tell him that she loved him for being her president ever since she was a baby.
Maisy drew him a couple of pictures, finished it off with a little note and then wanted to mail it to him at the White House, since we couldn’t just pop over and drop it off in person and we did just that.
Whether you like him or not, I thought it was pretty interesting and fun that Maisy wanted to write a letter to our president. Early start to getting involved, reaching out, practicing writing and expressing gratitude. Way to go Maisy. Todd and I are now curious to see if he’ll write back. A president for a pen pal anyone?
UPDATE: About a month later, he wrote BACK! Maisy was very proud and is highly protective of her special letter.
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