Keeping track of the addresses of friends and family members helps your child practice his writing skills, learn about alphabetical order, and learn how to write addresses correctly.Materials
- Pencil, pen, or marker
- Index cards
- Ruled paper
- Blank address book or small notebook
- Stationery and postage stamps (optional)
- Tell your child that an address book organizes information alphabetically by last name.
- Write the names and addresses of friends and family members on index cards.
- Have your child organize the cards in alphabetical order.
- Next, show your child the correct format for writing an address.
- Let him practice writing his own name and address on ruled paper.
- Have your child copy the names and addresses on the index cards into a blank address book or a small notebook. If you're using a notebook, label the pages alphabetically.
- Encourage your child to use his address book when sending letters, greeting cards, and thank-you cards to friends and family.
- If you like, give him a supply of stationery and postage stamps.
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