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Make Your Own Writing Box

Make Your Own Writing Box
Even before toddlers and preschoolers can write letters or spell words, they still enjoy writing notes to family members, drawing pictures, making lists, folding paper, using the paper for pretend play, etc. That’s how this writing box comes in handy. 
I made this special writing box for B. In it I put scraps of paper, mini notebooks, envelopes from junk mail, a few stickers (to pretend that they are stamps), and colored pencils.
The good news is he loves it and spends so much time writing and drawing! The bad news is the paper has ended up all over the house and he likes to keep each and every piece so my advice is set up some rules or guidelines before you start.

Erin @ Letter Soup

Thursday 16th of September 2010

I love this idea! It would also be a fairly inexpensive and fun birthday gift. You could customize it to go with a particular theme, like mermaids, trucks, etc. I am going to start a series on literacy themed gift ideas, and I'll be sure to link to this post.

JDaniel4's Mom

Wednesday 15th of September 2010

This is so cute. I love the idea of writing everywhere.


Wednesday 15th of September 2010

I wrote an article a few weeks ago about a writing center I made for my three year old. She loves it!

In my article I have some links to character themed writing paper and pretend checks you can print - these are a big hit with my daughter.

The Mom I Want To Be

Wednesday 15th of September 2010

I've done a writing center for my son, and several for gifts for friends. I still can't believe how it fostered an intense love of writing in my son! favorite activity is putting sticky notes on everything!


Wednesday 15th of September 2010

oo very great idea!! We will have to make one of these soon!