Write a Letter to the Pigeon

September 30, 2012 § 2 Comments

I love this idea so much.  So much!

Lexington Park Library has recently implemented a new learning center for kids that is centered around creating and delivering mail.  When they visit the library, kids are encouraged to write letters to well-known characters from children’s books.  After the letters are written, the writer hand-delivers the letters to the mailboxes that are mounted in different places around the department.  There is even a letter carrier costume for kids to wear when they are delivering the letters.

Building literacy skills + writing to story book characters + playing letter carrier = nothing but WIN!

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§ 2 Responses to Write a Letter to the Pigeon

  • Sue says:

    Do the letters get answered? Cool idea… the answering part might be a full time job in itself!

    • Annie says:

      According to the article I read about the program, some of the letters are posted in the department, but not answered. I think you’re right that answering them could be a full-time job in itself, but how cool would it be if they could be answered? Even posting a monthly letter in reply to all the letters that were received could take the activity one step farther and give the little letter-writers the full experience of sending mail and hearing back. Hmmm…maybe they could engage a volunteer letter-writing brigade to play secretary for the story book characters.

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