Talk to your child about getting mail and what it means. Then write them a note or give them a piece of junk mail or store flyer and say, “Mail Time” After they look at it, take turns talking about the letters, pictures, colors, and designs.
See what your child is learning
This game sets the stage for a back-and-forth conversation. As you talk about mail, your child’s vocabulary grows. As you point at the letters, they begin to understand that the lines on paper stand for sounds, words, and objects. This is a big step in becoming a reader.