We picked up a vintage typewriter a few weekends ago, our second one. The kids love them so much. We've found that they are a great catalyst for creativity. A blank piece of paper doesn't stay that way long when the words you type also create an audible rhythm. I'm finding poems, stories, letters and simple narratives. My favorite so far was from out youngest (read most challenging). It said. "I love my mother but sometimes she makes it hard to do." She's seven. Each piece is a special treat for me. Even that one.