Isn’t it a wonderful thing to be able to read and write?
I love reading books and losing myself in all sorts of stories. I also love writing and receiving letters, real letters with stamps, not just text messages and emails. Does it sound old-fashioned? Well, let me ask you this – would you rather get a real birthday card in the post or a text message? A few words in a birthday card that someone has bought or made especially for you are far more precious than a text message and can be something to treasure. So, next time you are thinking of someone you love and want to send them a text message or an email, why not think about writing a letter? They’ll be so delighted to read your news written in your own handwriting.
It’s easy for many of us to take reading and writing for granted, but many children have limited access to education whilst others struggle to learn to read and write. In addition, there are also many adults who need help with their literacy, which is why it is so important that charities like The Literacy Trust and the Children’s Literacy Charity exist and need our support so that everyone can access the power and joy of reading and writing.