The typewriter I gave to Hazel still proves to be the best Christmas present of the year (close second is the racing wheel). She takes it out nearly every day. I love the sound of it….infinitely better than any other noise making toy we’ve had around here. And she’s so much more into writing than she was before. I love seeing how her little brain sounds out words. Jeff’s a little worried that she inherited my spelling genes…..I’m reassuring him that (according to her kindergarten teacher) this “kid writing” is normal for all kids and a great way to reinforce sounds and build connections for reading and writing in her little brain.
translation: Dear Mommy, I love the computer (what she called the typewriter at first). I am writing this on the computer. I willl love it. I will give you a big present. I love you and I wish you a ….you get the rest.
She wrote everyone in the family various thank you notes for the gifts she received at Christmas.
Definitely the best money I never spent on a present. Hopefully the allure of it lasts.