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A Guide to letterbox contact

January 30, 2021

Letter box contact

Every year letter box contact seems to come round really quickly.

The first one I did I was really worried about what to put in. I know some people write theirs throughout the year and pop a little bit in every now and then with key things that have happened. But I’m not that organised.

I thought I would share with you some ideas on what to put in the letter.

Hello,

I hope you are well?

Physical changes

  • how much they have grown,

  • their abilities - what are they able to do now that they couldn’t do last year

  • personality traits

  • things they are working on (could be trying to do the monkey bars etc)

How they are doing in school / nursery.

  • Have they made friends (don’t name them)

  • what do they like doing (be general if its things like going to the beach this can give away some locations)

  • What they are finding tricky / working on

Activities

  • Activities with school or groups they attend that they enjoy I.e enjoying football or swimming

  • What they like doing at home - park (be general) bike rides, colouring, play dough etc

Likes and dislikes

  • Food

  • Music

  • Tv shows

Questions:

  • If little one has any questions about birth family

  • If little one wants to tell them something (remember about keeping identity and location safe)

From xxxxxx

I hope this helps. It’s not an extensive list, but it gives you an idea to get you started. I often end up writing 1-2 pages of A4 but that’s not at size 10 font!

I would love to know what you think,

Zoe x

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