Young writers can be overwhelmed and shut down when too much is handed to them at one time. Waiting until a child enters school to begin the reading and writing process can be devastating for any young child. Parents have five critical years before their child enters kindergarten, during which they can make the differences that will last a lifetime. Letter writing practice helps develop visual perception and motor skills. Confidence and fluidity when writing letters lets your child concentrate on the mechanics of writing. The ability to write clearly and legibly will help your child in all subject areas, ultimately resulting in your child becoming a better reader and writer.