Last week we received an email from one of the several Preschools that receive our letters. This one is a cooperative nature based Preschool for 3 to 5 year olds. Receiving the letters in a classroom setting is different that getting them at home. There are lots of little voices that have opinions and questions. Lots of eyes noticing things in the photographs, and lots of little imaginations all drawing up the world that they each see inside their heads. In a class full of 20 students, you will have 20 different images of what Alfred Gnome looks like.
Imagine our delight when we received this…
“We LOVE our subscription! We always save the letters to read on our Outdoor Days (Wednesdays) and the children love it when I say to them ” We got another letter! ” . At the beginning it was difficult for them to sit still and listen to a story that was not a picture book. However, the adventures of the creatures in Mariposa Forest soon drew them in and we have relatively little difficulty now. I ask lots of detailed comprehension questions at the end of each letter and the children always understand exactly what has happened! The latest fun is guessing who the letter is from by the colour of the envelope! I also have to admit that it was the children who noticed the stamps with the animals on them. Well done!”
It doesn’t really get any better than that for us. Thank you to all of the teachers and parents at the Chelsea Cooperative Preschool who allow us to come in twice a month and spread a little magic into their day.