When you subscribe to DoodleStix, you will have the option of selecting email or postal mail for the letter delivery. The cost will be:
Each month your child will receive a personalized letter from Doodlestix focusing on a particular character trait. In this letter Doodlestix will explain a situation he had relating to this character trait and what he learned from the experience. Research has shown that children learn more from their peers than from authority figures, so Doodlestix provides insight and learning about character development from a peer’s perspective. You can have the letter delivered right to your mailbox with your child’s name on the envelope, or, if you prefer, you can have it e-mailed to print and give to your child. You will also receive a corresponding parent guide e-mail each month that discloses the character topic and provides insightful questions that you can use with your child to develop further discussion.
DoodleStix has created a program called “Help The Kids”. This program pledges 10% of all proceeds to make subscriptions available, for free, to inner city kids who can’t afford it.
Letters are routinely send out on the first of the month. Please allow 4-6 weeks for the introductory letter after subscribing.
Letters are currently being provided on a monthly basis. If there is demand for more frequent delivery, we may increase that to twice monthly for a small upcharge to cover shipping and handling.
You have the option of having the letter sent through the postal mail addressed directly to your child, or for a discounted price, we can e-mail the letter to you and you can print and give it to your child.
You have the ability to enter personal information about your child in their subscription profile such as favorite sport, pet, color, etc. and these characteristics will be reflected in the letters provided to your child.
Yes. An unlimited number of children can receive letters from Doodlestix for no additional charge by e-mail. For postal mail delivery, each additional letter costs $3.49 for the additional postage and shipping.
The letters cover basic character traits and qualities that are important to your child’s future success. These include things like honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trustworthiness, etc. There are currently 35 individual character traits in the database, which are listed on our website, with more being added all the time.
We have a few topics for special areas of concern that may arise for your child from time to time from which you can select to receive in lieu of the scheduled letter for that particular month.
Absolutely! We would love to hear from parents and provide a product that meets your needs. Just e-mail us at Doodlestix@doodlestix.com for any suggestions or ideas you may have.
The letters are targeted for the 4-7 year old children’s literature market. However, younger children may enjoy having their parents read them the letter and older children may continue to enjoy receiving them as well.
Currently, the letters are available only in English. If there is sufficient demand, we will provide the letters in additional languages as well.