Just recently we have observed the children taking more of an interest in writing. Some of the children have expressed the desire to write their own names on their artwork and have asked the educators to help form particular letters. From this a post office evolved which allowed the children to write their own letters and post them in envelopes. Many letters were sent during this time and it was lovely to hear the stories behind messages scribbled on the page. These scribbles and stories are classified as early literacy and should be encouraged to develop naturally in early childhood. Combining these activities with fine motor strengthening and development, and reading books is the best preparation for your child’s future reading and writing skills. From the post office, the dramatic play area turned into a school. Some children take on the role of teacher and some are the students but all work hard at their schoolwork.