Early Literacy

Write a Letter to Curious George!

In March, we created a writing station for our children’s floor in order to boost writing and storytelling skills. We wanted something that would compel children of all ages to pick up their pencils so we knew no ordinary prompt would do. We decided that children would respond best if they were writing to one of their favorite characters – and since Curious George had us on his April calendar, we figured he would be the perfect character to start with! Luckily, one of our librarians is a whizz with the arts so she was able to paint George’s portrait… Beautiful, no? Since we are librarians and we love fun, we added a little blue mailbox so the writers can mail their letters to George! And since we are early literacy professionals and will take every opportunity to teach caregivers about the importance of early literacy engagement, we added a…