My Tween LOVES to read. Since she was six months old, she has loved books. We’ve tried toys and crafts and even video games, but she loves books best. And I love that she loves books.
Recently, we received a copy of Where’s Waldo?, a personalized book from kdnovelties.com, where your child is the star of the book. There are so many characters and adventures to choose that any mom could find one that her child would want to read again and again.
Personalized children’s books are innovative and exciting. From the moment your child opens one of these books and sees his name woven into the story line, a magical adventure begins – Your Child is the STAR of Each Story!™ Personalized children’s books will not only encourage children to read, it enhances their self esteem and self image because they are the stars of the stories.
Again, with so many different categories, it is easy to find one (or several!) books that your child can star in. Isabella has been studying geography and Where’s Waldo? was perfect to celebrate her mastery of geography this year. If you aren’t familiar with Where’s Waldo?, I’ll fill you in. Waldo takes children on a journey – in this case to places around the globe – and the child has to find certain items in a look-and-find picture. It’s quite fun for kids and grown-ups alike. None of my children had even heard of Where’s Waldo? so this book was quite the hit when it arrived. They have been savoring each page; during story time at night, they only allow Daddy to read ONE page of the story and find each object. They insist this will make the book last longer!
But there are so many other books, CDs, DVDs and gifts to choose. Dora the Explorer, Looney Tunes, Spiderman, and other characters are a great way to get your child to read – especially when the adventure centers around her! I love the religious books. These would be great for a church bag.
What child doesn’t like to hear about his birth over and over again? Mine do. Now, parents can order a personalized book that tells their child’s birth story. It is a gift for the parents as well as for the baby! Every story includes the child’s name, date/time of birth, weight, length, doctor’s name and even the hospital name. These personalized baby books make a great gift for your friends’ children too! They offer several different versions to accommodate a variety of situations. Each book is filled with colorful illustrations; they are truly a gift that will last a lifetime! CDs that include your child’s name will be sure to be a hit to sing along with. They even have Picture Me personalized books that include a photo of your child in the book!
It’s so easy to order a personalized children’s book too. Choose the book and put in basic information, write a dedication, and order. I love the dedication; parents or children can write a message to the book receiver – how special is that? You can even see a sample of the book when you order with their interactive sample page. In just a week or so, your book is in your child’s hands and ready to be treasured.
KDNovelties.com is a family owned and operated company. All products are personalized, assembled and shipped by them. They do not sell third party products to ensure their customers get the highest quality of service and product available.
They believe that through their personalized books and gifts it helps children build self esteem, confidence and encourages them to read. Their mission is to promote literacy and make reading fun for children.
The one drawback I, as a homeschool mom and former English teacher, see to the personalized books is that there is no paragraph formatting. They do not begin a new paragraph after a person speaks. It’s a little difficult for me to read, and I think it relays a bad example to children as they are learning how to write their own stories; HOWEVER, I totally understand that page size creates limitations and in order to include the child as the star character and as a speaking character, they have to sacrifice that formatting.
The bigger picture is that your child will LOVE to read if he is the star of the show… because REALLY who doesn’t love to be the center of attention?
|Lauralee Saad loves homeschooling her three kiddos: Ballerina, age 8, Big Boy, age 6, and MESS, age 3. She enjoys sewing when she can find a spare corner to set up her machine and dig out fabrics, cooking and baking – especially if the kiddos are helping, and enjoying a good book after the kiddos have gone to bed. She is thrilled to have welcomed a baby girl into the family on March 23, 2012.|
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