I like to write a note the night before and leave it in PP’s lunch box. Along with the note to remind him how much he is loved, I also include a joke or a riddle. He looks forward to reading it everyday since starting Kindergarten last week.
This is a great parenting tip that I could think of to keep him excited for school, to connect him with me even when we are not together, and to help him with reading. He is now at a reading comprehension level where I can express my love via the notes like this. I love to see his face during pick up time when he told me the answer to the jokes and riddles.
He told me that at lunch time he read the note out loud and shared the joke or riddle with his friends. I think this is also a good way for him to be socially connected his peers at lunch time, and not being excluded.
I am collecting these hand-written notes to be included in my own biography later on in life. They will be the priceless heirlooms.