Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
Do you write Letters?
Byron’s Games gave us a Connections Stationary Kit to use in our home for letter writing in exchange for our honest opinion.
When I was a child I had a pen pal for a short period of time. I loved it. The thrill of getting a letter and opening it is priceless to a child.
With the change in technology with emails and social media taking over the typical letter writing process, it is a great teaching opportunity for your children to slow down and write a letter.
The Connections Stationary Kit offers just that. It is a kit that offers everything you need, except stamps, to create a letter to send to a friend, pen pal, or relative. The following were included in the kit:
- stationery paper with a cute travel design
- thank you stamp
- blue and red ink pads
- blue fine tip marker pen
We live in Hawaii far across the ocean from our family. The grandmas have sent packages and cards throughout the years. My boys love going to the post office and always ask, “did I get a card?” Grandmas are good like that.
I was excited to get this stationery kit. The kit said it is for ages 6+. My boys are 6 and 7 at the time of this review. I guess I was a bit confused because of their marketing. By being called Byron’s Games, I was thinking it was more of a teaching tool with some sort of interaction.
On Amazon, it is easy to understand it is only a stationery kit. Meaning any teaching needs to come from the parent.
My boys do copy work but are not reading or spelling. I think that for a stationery kit to have the age of 6+ isn’t really a good fit. This would be absolutely perfect for a middle school-aged kid or late elementary.
Granted it is cute and fun. We used this as one of our day’s copy work. I wrote what they wanted to send to their relatives, and then they copied it. But, by no means, if your child isn’t reading or writing yet will this help to teach them those skills unless you make a lesson to go with it.
I will save the rest of the kit for when they are older as I think that is a better fit for our family. I would like to see them emphasize this point more on their product page.
This kit would be ideal for a little girl who is fully writing and reading on her own. I realize that some 6-year-olds according to national standards are supposed to be reading and writing at six.
My boys enjoyed their letter process however it did come with some frustrations due to the fact that my 6-year-old is still kindergarten. My children just aren’t at the level of writing letters on their own yet. But this kit does foster a sweetness for letter writing that can be instilled from a young age.
The perfect grade level for this kit in independent learning and writing would be probably 4th or 5th grade in my opinion.
Should you buy it
Absolutely this is a great kit. However note that the age, in my opinion, is off by years. Unless you want to make it a copy work activity. If your child is actively reading, writing, and spelling on their own with small handwriting, this would be a great fit for you.
It may not be right for your family if you’re like me with younger elementary kids who don’t know how to spell and can’t write small yet. What you see on their product page is what you will receive. It is not a game. It is a beautiful vintage style stationery kit.
Byron’s Games also has some great other products as well, making learning fun for children. Go and check out the other reviews on the crew below!