Holiday Gift Guide | Letz Talk Review
I am always searching for fun, creative ways to interact with my young children. CareMail™ by Letz Talk, Inc. is an exciting way to get children (and even adults) to feel comfortable with expressing themselves and it can also help to build their confidence and self esteem. I am passionate about encouraging my children to verbalize their thoughts and dreams. In fact, it was a real eye opener when my six year old son was trying to talk to me recently and I snapped at him because I was busy writing. I stopped what I was doing to look at him and noticed that he had tears in his eyes so I took a deep breath and asked him what it was that he wanted to say. He sighed sadly and said, “I just wanted to tell you that you always make me feel so special and I love you very much.” I took him in my arms and apologized for not taking the time to listen to him….vowing to not make that mistake again.
CareMail™ is a wonderful way to promote communication because it is not only simple and easy to do but it is a lot of fun too. The core of this product line is the miniature “mailbox” that even has a flag that goes up when there is mail. For example, there is a set of 40 pre-printed messages, 10 blank cards for a personalized message and 10 fill-in-the-blank cards that the sender can choose to place in the mailbox. When the flag is up, the recipient knows that he has mail. The recipient can then answer the question which ultimately opens up a discussion with the sender. I really like the depth of the questions included with the Letz Talk Communication Cards. You can purchase age appropriate communication cards for ages 5-8, 9-12, teen and even for adults. I read through the communication cards for ages 5-8 and selected this one for our first CareMail™. “What is the best thing that has ever happened in your life?” and then I waited to see what my son’s response would be when he received his “mail.”
Adam got very excited when he saw that the flag was up on our mailbox. He is learning to read and he had no problem reading the question. He immediately wanted to sit down and discuss it with me and commented that the best thing that had ever happened in his life was “having my family and friends makes me feel happy inside…even more than my toys.” We talked for about 10 minutes and he was just beaming and smiling because he had my undivided attention which he said made him feel “special.”
There are communication cards for children, teens and adults and I can’t wait to try this out with my husband…..I am sure that it will lead to some interesting talks between us. While I don’t yet have teenagers, I think this would be an excellent way to connect and bond more deeply with them as well.
There are so many different and useful ways to use CareMail™ including some great ideas that I found on the website such as “Let Them Know You Care,” “Be the Hero”, “Let Them Know You Care” and “Be a Good Listener.” You can learn more about all of these ideas by visiting the Letz Talk website.
There are even fun themed magnets to personalize their CareMail™ such as Art & Music, Sports, Word and Letters and Shopping. These colorful, vivid magnets add an extra touch of fun and creativity to the product line.
CareMail™ products are available for purchase and would make excellent gift ideas. The CareMail™ Mailbox ($19.99), CareMail™ Question Card Sets and Combination Card Sets ($9.99) and CareMail™ Magnets ($3.99) are sure to encourage valuable communication and personal interaction with the people that are important in your life which I personally believe is especially valuable in today’s technological age.
*I did not receive any financial compensation for this review, though I did review a sample of the product for evaluation purposes. The opinions are based only on my experiences with the product.*