Welcome to the Letter of the Month Club (LOTMC)! This is a monthly feature on the blog that we hope will help you develop a deeper relationship with your sponsored child through letter-writing. Since we are all in different stages of getting to know our sponsored kids, we have several suggested topics so that you can choose the one that works best for you and your sponsored child. We have also provided suggestions for “extras” to send along with your letter, and questions to ask your sponsored child.
This Month’s Topics:
Getting to Know You: Your Pets
Tell your sponsored child about your pets (either those you have now or those you had growing up). What types of animals do you have? Do they live in the house? What do you like to do with them?
Suggested Extras: A picture of your pet.
Questions to Ask: Have you ever had a pet?
Topic in Focus: Favorite and Least Favorite Subjects in School
What were your favorite and least favorite subjects in school? What did you like/dislike about them? Share any tips you have for excelling in a subject you dislike or find difficult.
Suggested Extras: Something that symbolizes your favorite class (a printout of a poem for literature, an article about a scientific discovery for science, etc).
Questions to Ask: What are you favorite and least favorite subjects?
Holiday/Seasonal: Summer traditions
What are your summer traditions? Do you host barbeques, go to the beach, celebrate the Fourth of July (if you live in the US), go fishing, etc.?
Suggested Extras: A picture of you engaged in one of your summer traditions
Questions to Ask: What is your favorite thing to do in the summer?
Reminder: The purpose of the LOTMC is to facilitate getting more letters in the mail to our Nairobi Kids, so please do not get bogged down in worrying about writing the perfect letter or gathering the “extras.” If you are short on time this month, just drop a postcard or greeting card in the mail with a few short lines to let your Nairobi Kids know that you are thinking of them.
~Submitted by Brooke