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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.

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ToonYou Valentine’s day

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