Ideas on how to write to a 3-year-old

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I just sponsored a sweet 3-year-old from the Philippines. I usually don't sponsor that young since I always liked when kids wrote their own letters, but this little girl stole my heart. I already sent her a short intro letter, introducing myself, asking about her, and what her favorite color is, but I am stumped on what to write next month....and the month after that, etc.. Thanks for your time!
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Christy

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Christy

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Another question about this. If I buy a coloring book and send her a page with each letter would she have crayons to color it with?
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Yes, they have crayons at the center to color with.
Themes for letters: Names (how you got your name, how we selected names for our children)
Stories (share a common story like Little Red Riding Hood or The Little Boy Who Cried Wolf) and ask her to share a story with you.
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When my youngest sponsored children were 3, I sent them short letters on animal-shaped notepad paper. I'd tell them something about me or where I live, and ask them a question about themselves on the same topic. Like... today my family is celebrating Easter by doing such and such. How does your family celebrate Easter? Or I'll tell a story about my dogs, and ask about their pets. I'd send coloring pages and stickers too.

Now I'm sending Bible story coloring pages, and sometimes talk a little about the Bible story. And I found animal shape cutouts (on cardstock paper) and write Bible verses on them. They seem to like them!
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Christy

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Thanks so much for the ideas!!
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I've got another question about her letters. I received a letter from her father, He told me about her and asked me questions. Should I address the letter to him and just ask him questions about her, such as what I would ask her? Or should I just continue to address them to her?
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I would address the letter something like "Dear Susie, Peter, and rest of the family," or "Dear Susie and Peter,"