From the moment a child becomes aware of things around him, we as parents instinctively want to teach. We surround them with color, point to objects and say their names and generally delight in their growing intelligence.
After color comes numbers and then comes their alphabet. Helping them to learn is such a precious part of our relationship with them and so enjoyable too.
Personalized books come into their own when it comes to teaching in the early years. These are books where the child is the main character. They are the beautiful princess in an exciting fairy tale. They are a fierce-some pirate in a swashbuckling adventure. They are the center of attention.
Personalized books for children are not just perfect gifts for all occasions; they help develop reading habits in children. Today, children find playing video games and watching television more interesting than reading books. They find books very boring and unexciting as well. If you start buying personalized books for children right from the time your son has started recognizing pictures and reading his name, he will find interest in books. These books have the child’s name along with his parents and friends and this makes them find deep interest in the stories depicted in these books.
The stories are pre written but there are facilities to add photo, child’s names, child’s birth and about his family as well as child’s friends and neighborhood. Not only this, the child also gets the facility of adding his favorite TV and cartoon characters to the story in the way he wants to see them. In fact, they can create their stories, mold and make modifications according to their desire and needs.
It is not that only those children who can read or write can benefit from these personalized books for children. These books are ideal and useful for toddlers and infants too. Right from the time when the child starts recognizing pictures and images, you can start making him read and make stories with the help of the people and characters he knows and likes. He can also put those characters that he does not like as villains.
Because they see their name in print, and depending on the book, perhaps even their siblings and parents’ names too, children become very engaged with what they are reading. It is the kind of thing that they will be wanting to read again and again.
Most of these children’s books are hard backed so will last a lifetime. Many of these personalized books become heirlooms and are passed on from them to their own children. What an amazing gift to give
Another idea for using these personalized books to educate is to get the child to narrate the story back to you. This really gets the child thinking and organizing their thoughts and teaches them to articulate their thoughts clearly.
The books are mostly simple to read and thus can also be used as early readers. Again, because children can identify with the character in the book, it gives them an incentive to learn to read. These books make wonderful gifts for homeschoolers. Books like teenage romance books, fairy tales and some other good books to read. All homeschooling mom’s love anything that grabs their child’s attention and encourages them to read. And all homeschooling mom’s love books!
Lastly personalized good books for children can be used for copy writing. All children need to learn how to write and need plenty of practice. Most will try to do as little as possible. Having a book written about them, seeing their names in print and the names of their family too is a great incentive to write. The pictures of the story can also be used as story prompts making another exciting story experience.