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.
I hope you are well?
how much they have grown,
their abilities - what are they able to do now that they couldn’t do last year
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 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
If little one has any questions about birth family
If little one wants to tell them something (remember about keeping identity and location safe)
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,