One of Miss Three’s precious treasures is her “letter box“.
Not for sending and receiving post, this one is for collecting letters of the alphabet.
Whenever I’ve finished a box of cereal, biscuits, washing powder, etc. I cut out the large letters in the logo. Then we chop them up so there’s one letter on each piece of cardboard. She lovingly collects them and stores them in the letter box – an empty baby wipes container.
At the moment, Miss Three just enjoys adding to her collection (she doesn’t believe in ‘less is more’) and is sometimes delighted to find letters that match. As she grows, I plan to help her group some letters, and show her how some letters can be the same, but they look different due to the font. We will also match upper and lower case letters, and eventually make words out of them.
Maybe it’s the beginning of a career in ransom notes?