As parents, we all know that our children’s reading skills are important to their success in school and work. Not only are reading and writing important means in which we use language to communicate, but also, they make way for fun and imaginative thinking for our children, and open doors to all kinds of new worlds for them!
Recently, I was introduced to Dream Letters – a fun, interactive way to spark a child’s imagination through reading and writing.
Let’s face it. Children nowadays are more interested in spending time in front of their computer screens than reading and writing. Studies show that the more time kids spend looking at a screen, the less information they retain and eventually, their comprehension skills suffer and their vocabulary level is lower. Dream Letters is committed to changing this for our children by offering a magical, interactive game on paper that uses a cutting-edge technology called CERIS that received an award from the French Ministry of Research. With three years of hard work and dedication, Dream Letters was born. Created by a team of French technologists and literary experts, Dream Letters has already won over 1,500 French-speaking children in Europe and around the world (in just one year since their launch) and their parents are thrilled!
Watch this video to see how Dream Letters work. Personally, I think it’s really a fun and unique reading and writing program my children will get excited about!
With Dream Letters, your child gets to create her own fairy tales! Each Dream Letters envelope contain several surprises and letters addressed to your child. The first letter will tell her/him that he/she is the king or queen of a faraway kingdom, and then it gets interactive when she/he writes back to his/her royal advisors as she/he becomes the hero of the story! The rest of the interactions will depend on each child’s participation.
So, with the success of Dream Letters in Europe, they have created a Kickstarter campaign to reach their goal of offering the Dream Letters program to English-speaking children and adapt their stories to include adventures and other stories involving dinosaurs, pirates, the animal preserve and even the outer space! With your help and support, Dream Letters will be able to reach more children by developing a version especially for school classes and also produce the program in more languages.
To learn more about Dream Letters and its creators, see reviews of parents who are already using the program or to answer other questions you may have about this reading and writing program for children, go here.
This post is brought to you by Dream Letters. All views and opinions are 100% my own.