By Alexandra Smith
What to do:
Remove the flap from the box. Use four big blobs of tack to attach the flap to a door so that the ‘letter box’ opens outwards. The tack should hold the ‘letter box’ away from the door’s surface so that when your child puts ‘letters’ through it the paper will slide through and fall down to the floor. All you have to do now is fold up some old receipts to make ‘letters’ and show your child how to post them!
If you don’t mind card stuck to all your doors then your child could pretend to do a post man / post lady’s job round the home. Add door numbers under ten and corresponding numbers on the ‘letters’ if you think your young child is ready to recognise and match numbers. For older children, you could write sums on the letters and the sums’ answers could lead them to a particular door number.