Keep far-away relatives up to date on what's going on when you write a family newsletter.
Reading Is Fundamental
If you have a computer: Your child can use a standard Word processing program to write stories about family events from the past year: weddings, vacations, births, parties, and more. Import photos into the document. Or narrow the margins to make a column of text, print, and glue photos onto the paper. Make copies of the newsletter and mail to relatives. If you don't have a computer: Work with your child to handwrite stories about recent family events. Cut out photos or images and paste or glue them onto your letter for decoration. Find a local copy machine (most public libraries have one) and make copies to mail to relatives.