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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Please Mr Postman…. by Clara Young

When was the last time you got a handwritten letter in the mail? There’s something touchingly old-fashioned about a square – not a rectangular – envelope with a stamp in the corner and your name and address scrawled in the middle. Letter-writing is also a clever way to get children to write. A few years ago, a school in the U.S. got 22 kindergarten kids to correspond with extended family members for a year. At the beginning, the kids had a hard time. They wrote simple three-word sentences, usually beginning with “I like” or I saw”. But by the end of the year, the kids were writing longer letters and reading them out loud in class. So, sit down with your kids and write a letter together to Granddad or Auntie Jane. And find out how your letter gets to them on Toonyou’s Postman episode.
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A Valentine’s Day Letter by Clara Young

Valentine’s Day usually comes with a box of chocolates and a Hallmark card. But the sweetest Valentine’s Day gift is an increasingly rare thing: a handwritten letter. When was the last time you got one in the mail? There’s something touchingly old-fashioned about a square – not a rectangular – envelope with a stamp in the corner and your name and address scrawled in the middle. Handwritten missives are a romantic commodity. But they’re also a clever way to get children to write. A few years ago, a school in the U.S. got 22 kindergarten kids to correspond with extended family members for a year. At the beginning, the kids had a hard time. They wrote simple three-word sentences, usually beginning with “I like” or I saw”. But by the end of the year, the kids were writing longer letters and reading them out loud in class. So, write a love letter for Valentine’s Day. Or, sit down with your kids and write a letter together to Granddad or Auntie Jane. And find out how your letter gets to them on Toonyou’s Postman episode.

Here it is http://toonyou.com/en/v/postman

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Imagine yourself in any or all of these dream jobs. by Clara Young

Apps and websites are all very well and good, but sometimes you just want something you can hold in your hand. Following Toonyou’s customizable My Dream Jobs app series is our customizable book series. Order the books, upload Mom and Dad and Junior’s photos and your book comes in the mail a few days later. Our first four books are Clown, Toymaker, Superhero and Christmas Elf. Imagine yourself in any or all of these dream jobs. http://toonyou.com/fr/bookComingSoon
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The last man to walk on the Moon by Clara Young

Here’s another Moon story to go with the ongoing Lunar New Year celebrations.
You may have heard that Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan died last month, at 82. He was the last man to walk on the Moon. Cernan was part of NASA’s third group of astronauts to visit the Moon, in 1963. In his autobiography, Cernan wrote, “Too many years have passed for me to still be the last man to have left his footprints on the Moon.”

For budding young astronauts who dream about going to the Moon, Mars or Infinity and Beyond, take up Cernan’s challenge: start by watching Toonyou’s Astronaut episodehttp://toonyou.com/en/v/astronaut.

 

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