Sponsoring a child of a very young age

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Hello. I just chose a child that 1 year old. It spoke to me to choose him. However I was wondering how writing him works. Are they read to him, or just conversations and updates by his caregiver until he is old enough to say what he wants said, or written by him? Forgive my inexperience.
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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my youngest sponsored child was 2 when I sponsored her (2 and 4 months). She just turned 4 now.  Some of my letters I write her with the idea that she'll read them again when she's older.  Many are songs/rhymes with finger motions (which I also say in the letter what the finger motions are) so her caregiver can do them with her.  I learned how to use Canva so I can write letters that are letters with a few words interleaved and sent picture heavy letters that way sometime.  Her mother writes most of the letters back to me.  Until she was three, her letters all seemed to have updates of heights/weights/etc.  
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Hi Alex! The letters you write to your child will be read to him :). Though he may not understand everything you write at this time, your letters are absolutely cherished by he and his family and they will be saved. The letters and updates you receive in reply to your letters will be written by either his parents or a teacher at the center who knows your child very well. I, too, sponsored a child at a very young age and it was such a pleasure to hear from his mom about how he was doing! I see it as a blessing to be given the opportunity to get to know an extra family member through the letters when the child is too young to write alone :). I hope you have a wonderful experience with your own child as Sarah and I both have!
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Thank you :) I am excited to receive my intro packet for him. And watching him grow into a wonderful young man so to speak

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