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Educational Value of Coloring and Coloring Books for Kids

As a mom I always use coloring pages and coloring books for my kid from his very young age. As a baby he started scribbling on colouring books. Then he used different colors on coloring pages to express his ideas. Now he is 6 years old and still love coloring. Is there any educational value of coloring and coloring books? This is a topic that is discussed among parents and educators from some time.

Educational Value of Coloring

With my experience and knowledge, yes it has!

There is an educational value of coloring!

Coloring is a good activity for kids to improve their skills.The best material we can easily find are coloring pages and coloring books.Therefore parents can surround the kids with such necessary materials for coloring activities to keep their kids occupied and to improve their skills.

Coloring pages and coloring books help the kids to concentrate on their activity while expressing their inner feelings. I have experienced all these with my kid. He uses colouring as an activity to express his emotions. Other than that it is a good therapy for him.

Previously I discussed about the importance of coloring pages for kids. As I introduced coloring pages for my kid from his early stages of life, he improved his hand eye coordination, focus and attention span faster than expected skills for his age. Other than that coloring pages keep him busy which is a good activity for us during our holidays. In any busy place such as airports, he was a relaxed kid with his own bag which includes coloring books, crayons and pencils. Therefore I have more relaxing time during our travels.

Educational Value of Coloring

My kid loves some of the cartoon characters too. I know it is same with most kids. Although I limit his screen time, I don’t bother with his love to such characters. This is why I always organize his birthday parties choosing a theme from his favourite cartoon characters. Therefore colouring pages are a good way to entertain the kids with their favourite characters. We cannot expect younger generation who completely stay away from television, internet or other media. But, we can use their interest to valuable activities by using helpful coluring pages. Cartoon character colouring pages such as coloring pages unicorn or paw patrol colouring pages or even Pororo colouring pages are always helpful to keep the kid’s eye away from the screen by doing some more valuable activity. Still, kids can enjoy spending their time with the favourite characters.

Educational Value of Coloring

Benefits of coloring and coloring books

As a mom I experience all the educational benefits which coloring pages bring to my kid’s life. While colouring he started writing the name of the figure or scenery. For him colouring is a fun activity. But, at the same time he started improving writing skills too.

Benefits of coloring

Coloring pages helps improving fine motor skills of kids. Kids learn how to color inside the line without coloring everywhere. To improve such coloring skills, coloring pages are the best learning aids when they are young.

You can also find educational colouring books which is a good way to teach the toddlers and preschoolers about the concepts around him. There are themed coloring books and coloring pages such as shapes, numbers, vegetables, fruits and other similar topics. These coloring books are great resources to improve the vocabulary of the kids while engaging in coloring activities.

Benefits of coloring

Above are some of the educational benefits of using coloring pages for kids. As a mom I experience all these benefits. Among all the benefits, I like that kid improves his concentration and attention span which is beneficial for him in everything he does.

Do you use coloring pages for your kids? Do you think that there is an educational value of coloring and coloring books? If so, please share your experience and thoughts.

Racial Harmony Day Activities for Preschoolers

Here I gathered some of the racial harmony day activities for preschoolers from the recent celebration at my kid’s preschool.These activities represents different culture and their traditional costumes which was a good way for kids to learn about other cultures.

Racial Harmony Day Activities for Preschoolers

In July 21st, Singapore celebrates racial Harmony Day. As a multi-cultural city where people live in harmony, this day is one of the best days to admire the culture of different ethnic groups live in Singapore. As usual my kid’s Preschool too organized activities to celebrate the racial harmony day! Below are some moments from this year Racial Harmony day celebrated in preschool including the different activities!

Check this post on previous year Racial Harmony Day and other details such as what is racial harmony day.

Racial Harmony Day Activities

As usual my kid went to school with his costume that represents Sri Lanka. Although it is exactly not the national dress of Sri Lanka, this Batik Sarong and shirt represents traditional costumes of the country. Therefore I chose it for my kid to wear for the Racial Harmony Day.

Racial Harmony Day

All the kids came to the school with their own traditional dresses. Other than the kids, parents too joined with traditional costumes representing their origin country or ethnic group.

Learn Indian Dance

Learning Indian Dance

The celebration started with Indian dance activity which was really interesting. One lady taught basic steps for Indian dancing and she could make all the kids excited!

Racial Harmony Day Preschool
Enjoying Indian dance at the preschool racial harmony day

Learn about traditional Malay Music instruments.

Kompang

After the Indian dance events kids got the opportunity to learn about Malay music instruments such as ‘KOMPANG’.Kompang reminds me the ‘Sri Lankan Rabana’ or ‘Ath Rabana’ which is almost similar to this instrument. The best part was that kids got the chance to play Kompang!

Racial Harmony Day
Kids received chance to play Kompang…

Enjoy traditional food

After learning about Kompang, kids had a short break to enjoy their snacks. On this day kids received snacks from the school which represents foods from different ethnic groups of Singapore. Some Chinese snacks, Malay snacks and Indian snacks were there.

Talk about racial harmony day

It is important that kids learn about the importance of living in harmony. Kids listened to a speech delivered by a Parent Support Group member about the history of Racial Harmony day and its importance.

Indian costumes
Kids with Indian dresses

 After the speech, kids went to the front as groups to show their traditional costumes that represents their culture and ethnic group.

Racial Harmony Day Activities for Preschoolers
My kid belongs to the ‘Other’ category where kids from different countries showcased their traditional costumes.

Racial Harmony Day Booth

Racial Harmony Day booth
Racial Harmony Day Activities for Preschoolers

Finally we entered into the racial harmony day booth that shows activities and details related to each ethnic group. Indian booth, Chinese booth and Malay booth were there showcasing different items from their own culture.

Racial Harmony Day Activities for Preschoolers
Indian Booth

At the Indian booth, kids could have a henna art drawn in their hands.

Racial Harmony Day Activities
Henna art
henna art
My kid too wanted henna art on his hand 🙂
henna
Happy kid with Henna art on both hands 🙂

At the Chinese booth, kids learned to write Chinese characters.

Racial Harmony Day
Chinese Booth
Racial Harmony Day Activities for Preschoolers
Chinese Booth
Racial Harmony Day for Preschoolers
Malay Booth

It was a memorable day which connected all of the kids and parents.

I am sure these are not only suitable for preschoolers as Racial Harmony Day activities,these are also suitable for all ages including kids and adults to learn about other cultures.

 Do you have any experience participating in such Racial Harmon Day activities? Do you have other ideas for racial harmony day activities for preschool kids? Please share. Such ideas will be helpful for others.

Happy Teachers Day 2019

Happy Teachers Day to all teachers and educators around the world!

In Singapore, teachers day is celebrated on the last day of school term 3.In 2019, it is September 6th.

Happy Teachers Day 2019

We all are here due to our parents and teachers. They helped us to grow as responsible adults. Now as parents we guide our kids to be responsible adults in future. For this, teachers play the most important role.

During the teachers’ day celebrations, there are many teachers’ day gifts available in the market. From flowers to personalized mugs, there are many cute teacher appreciation gifts to buy.

Happy Teachers Day 2019

For me, I always admire gifts that have a personal touch. This is why I love to buy teachers day cards to appreciate my kid’s preschool teachers.

For this teacher’s day, I bought few cards for his teachers and asked the kid to write a message.

Below is what he wrote to his 3 lovely teachers.

Happy Teachers Day 2019
To his Class teacher : Teacher Florence
Singapore Teachers Day 2019
To teacher Ana
Happy Teachers Day 2019
To Chinese Teacher : Zhuang Laoshi

He wrote the words by himself without my help.I can see his progress in writing when compared to our teacher’s day cards from 2017.Now as a student of Kindergarten 2, he can write letters and compose simple sentences.

He also draws pictures with more details than he was.

All these skills are because of his great teachers!

Thank you all teachers!

Happy Teachers Day 2019!

Benefits of Playing with Cardboard Castles and Forts

Do you want to know what the benefits of playing with cardboard castles and forts? Here in this post I want to discuss some of the advantages of playing with cardboard boxes for your kids.

Most of the kids love to play with cardboard boxes. Most of the time these cardboard boxes are turned into houses, buildings, fort or castles by the kids as they want to engage in active play using the empty box they own. Playing with cardboard boxes or making castles are full of fun. However do you know playing with cardboard boxes are not only full of fun, it is also educational?

Playing with Cardboard Castles

I am sure every mom knows that playing is beneficial for kids for their skill growth. But, did you ever think of why it is beneficial when your kid plays with castles, buildings & forts? Let me share some of the benefits.

How to create cardboard fort or castle for your kids?

Most moms love to DIY cardboard castle or fort for their kids. This will be a good bonding activity which also enables your kid to be creative. However most of the moms do not have enough time to make cardboard box castles from scratch.

Playing with Cardboard Castles

But, still you can engage your kids making cardboard box castle and allow them to be creative. Even if you do not have much time, you can help them making a cardboard box fort or castle just by buying a cardboard fort building kit. Just have a look at Make-A-Fort which offers a ready-made kit for building forts, mazes, tunnels and castles which save you more time. Still you can be creative with your kids when you use a ready-made cardboard fort building kit to make a cardboard fort which is also a great way to improve bonding with your kid.

Benefits of playing with cardboard castles

Basically, these are constructive activities. When your child creates or builds a castle he definitely has some plan and imaginary castle or building in his mind. This improves the creative skills and while building his castle he has to solve problems. Logical thinking is one of the other important skills a kid will improve while playing with cardboard buildings and castles.

Your kid will focus on the process of building the castle, making it a toy and creating other activities around it. As a result he will improve concentration and also he will learn to focus on work until it completes.

Playing with Cardboard Castles

Pretend play is beneficial for kids to improve lot of skills including creative skills and social skills. After building their castle, kids will have lots of fun with different activities around their castle or building. They will create different pretend play activities and role playing around the building they created. All these activities are beneficial for kids for improving their skills.

Above are the benefits of playing with cardboard castles and buildings. Now it is your turn. Create the environment for your kid to play with cardboard castles. You can either make your own DIY cardboard box castle or buy a ready-made cardboard castle to make a cardboard fort or castle!

Make It Count: 10 Simple Strategies for Teaching Kids Math

According to a Texas Instruments survey, 46 percent of kids love math. Only 24 percent hate it, and the rest are indifferent. On the other hand, those same kids have heard grownups say bad things about math, and 55 percent heard grownups say they hate it.

So, it seems kids tend to love math even with all the negativity. And that means if we encourage our kids, the sky is the limit.

Teaching Kids Math

But for most of us, just the word “math” conjures up images of nuclear physicists writing elaborate equations on chalkboards. Truth be told, we use basic math every day and it’s really not that difficult.

Just look around your home, world, and life and you have everything you need to teach your kids math. It’s as easy as one plus one. To help you encourage your kids’ love of math and boost their skills, take a look at 10 simple but effective strategies for teaching kids math.

1. Sneak in Math in Your Daily Life

We use math all the time. We use it when we cook, tell time, grocery shop, drive, and sort socks to name a few. Engage your little learner in these daily tasks and without them even knowing, they’ll be learning math.

Let your kid or kids:

  • Measure when you cook or bake
               
  • Figure out time frames (how much time until bed, how much sleep they will get, how many months and days until their birthday, etc)
               
  • Figure out drive distance and time using the odometer and a map
               
  • Add up cost when you shop
               
  • Figure out change when you shop
               
  • Read the totals of bills as you pay
               
  • Weigh themselves and measure their height regularly and figure out the   difference
               
  • Sort laundry and silverware

Math in your daily lives shows your kids the purpose of it, but you don’t need to explain that to them. They’ll just learn to like it and this helps them enjoy it in school too and be ready and excited to learn more.

2. Talk About Math

Teaching Kids Math

This goes hand in hand with math in your daily life as well as math at school. As you do math at home or out and about in your life, have your kid verbalize it.

Ask questions and model. For example, ask how many cups of water the recipe calls for and then how many they have put in. Narrate what you are adding.

Ask how they figured out how many days before their birthday or how many hours of sleep they are getting. Narrate what you put in the grocery cart and the cost and add it up out loud. They’ll surely want to jump in.

For school-age kids, ask them to show you what they are doing in math class and explain it to you. Show honest interest and they likely will enjoy explaining. It’s a nice way to bond as well.

3. Use Objects to Do Math

Active Learning for Kids

Instead of writing “2 + 2” on the page, grab two cups and then two more and put them together and have your kid describe how many there are. Then take one away to practice subtraction.

Using concrete objects solidifies the basic concepts of math so they can later do it on the page much easier.

4. Practice Recognition of Groups of Objects

Look at a pack of soda. You instantly know it’s six sodas. Why? You’re subtilizing.

This basic skill of instantly recognizing amounts of objects or images is a mental math skill that helps us understand the basic concept of numbers and helps us solve problems.

Make flash cards with dots in various amounts and practice recognition with your kid. You could turn this into a game of memory to make it more fun: make two of each, turn them over, mix them up, and take turns turning over two until you get pairs. The person with the most pairs at the end wins.

Play any board game with dice. The dots are already on the dice!

5. Practice Addition and Subtraction with Number Lines

A number line is another way to give kids a visual and spatial way to learn the idea of addition and subtraction. Talk through easy problems and have your kid move a marker or pen along the line.

You can also use a ruler or measuring tape. Try this in the kitchen when cutting a cucumber, for example. Measure the whole thing. Then cut off an inch and talk through the subtraction.

A fun version of this is to take a string and mark off meters. Let your kid walk the number line and you do addition and subtraction.

6. Do Daily Problem-Solving

Creative thinking and problem-solving are at the basis of math. Come up with questions as you go through your day that requires your kid or kids to problem solve.

Try questions like these:

  • How many ways can we cook pasta that everyone likes?
               
  • How many ways can we drive to the store?
               
  • How many ten minute shows can we watch in an hour? How many half-hour shows?

This is more about getting creative than numbers, but it’s still using math!

7. Break Up Problems with Mental Math Time

Make problem-solving and calculating easy on the page by teaching them to do the basics with mental math. If a problem involves 5s or 10s, for example, it’s easier to do it in your head.

Practice mental math as you go about your day. Ask your kid to count to 100 by 5s. Ask your kid to skip count by 10s. Model this if needed. You can also make it a physical game with clapping.

8. Play Guessing Games

Games where kids have to guess a number teach kids to estimate and make a hypothesis, or prediction. This strengthens number sense and can give it a spatial context.

Guess how many pennies in a jar. Estimate square footage of the living room and then the bedroom and a closet. Guess how many people are in a store and have your kid count.

9. Play Board Games and More

So many games use math. Anything, where you roll the dice and move a piece around a board, uses counting, number lines, and subtilizing, for example. Memory games use grouping. Games like Risk use strategy and prediction.

Blocks and building games use geometry. Playing store is another good one.

For older kids, there are puzzle books filled with mental math games.

10. Make Charts and Keep Track of Sports and Other Events

Have your kids chart things that they care about. They can chart their own sports team or a professional team or athlete. They can chart how many dance lessons per month they took and what was learned at each.

They can chart how many days they practiced something they love, like an instrument. Or they can chart their gaming scores!

Making charts can lead to learning statistics, especially for older kids and huge math enthusiasts. If it starts to get out of your league or want someone who knows all the tricks, you can do what plenty of parents do: grab an online tutor to help with tutoring tricks, catch up, or enrichment for kids that want more.

Teaching Kids Math Is a No Brainer

We hope that now you can see this simple truth: not all math is created equal. And not all math equals elaborate equations and astrophysics. Be positive and encouraging, and your kids will enjoy doing the math as much as you, especially if it feels like play.

Play, in fact, is under-rated when it comes to teaching kids math and learning in general. Think about it: keeping track of the score in a baseball game and you use a ton of math. Keep reading here to find out just how important play can be for your kid.

5 Driving Lessons for your New Teen Driver

“There is no job more important than parenting. This I believe.” –  Ben Carson

On the note of the above quote, we can say that yes, it is essential and most important, but parenting isn’t that easy, it always comes with continuous monitoring, attention, and challenges. To deal with teens is quite a big job; even sometimes to talk with them becomes clumsy and being a parent, you just can’t let it go.

Driving Lessons for your New Teen Driver

Among many other challenges one challenge that bothers every parent is when the teens reach the age where they own a license to drive a car. According to researchers, half of all teens get involved in a car crash before graduating from high school. And that’s why here comes the parental reign; teen drivers who practice under parental guidance break fewer traffic rules and learn driving sensibly. So, before handing them their car’s key teach them all the basic rules of driving. Besides these rules they must know their traffic law and lawyers whether they are traffic ticket attorneys, red light ticket attorney or speeding ticket lawyer; as when needed they are the people who can guide much better than anyone else.

As a parent, you can play an active and significant role in your teenager’s driving lessons. Let’s go through these five road safety tips which you can share with your teen to inspire them to be better, safer drivers.

Strict No to Mobile Phones

Make them agree they will not text or talk while driving. If there is an emergency, tell them first to stop and park the car safely where they can use the cell phones without causing a threat to themselves or other drivers. According to researchers, when each time a driver writes and send a text, his or her eyes are off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds which is quite enough for any mishap. So, tell them that they must keep an eye on the road while driving with all attentiveness because no one else can do that for them.

Driving Lessons for your New Teen Driver

Always Wear Seat belt

Try to instil logically the importance of wearing a seat belt whenever they are on the driver seat even for short trips. According to the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety in Queensland, a person has the possibility of being killed about ten times in a road crash if he/she is not wearing a seat belt. During an accident seat belt work as a defence because it dispenses the forces from a road crash across the chest and pelvis, and with some other parts of the body. In a nutshell, you can’t escape your seatbelt at any cost, and you must wear it whenever you are driving.

Firm No to Drunk Driving

Since day one, make a firm rule on the matter of drunk driving, tell them there is no excuse for drink and drive. Being as a parent, you must make them clear that you have no tolerance for drinking and driving and you can’t turn a blind eye on this matter because even a small amount of alcohol in the blood can perturb the driving skill and thus increase the risk of the accident. According to some stats in 2005 approx. 25% of fatal teen crashes were caused by drunk driving.

Must Know the Traffic Rules

Traffic rules are fundamental, so do guide them thoroughly from driving tips to traffic ticket law. Speed thrills young drivers, so guide your teen that they must not come under any pressure to keep up or race with other vehicles, they must keep their own pace. Tell them the importance of speed limit, keeping your vehicle to the speed limit not only lessen the risk of an accident, but also help the drivers to avoid high traffic fines.

Restrict Teen Passengers in one Car

It is better to go solo when your teen is a new driver; more than one teen passengers can be riskier. It may seem harsh to them but don’t allow your teen to drive with their friends. Teenagers enjoy thrill and fun and can get influenced by their peer group very quickly. Don’t let your teens forget the safety driving lessons that you have taught and instilled in them. Don’t let go of your hard work by allowing them to drive with their pals, and if there is an emergency then try to restrict the number of teen passengers.

In a nutshell, make sure to tell your teenagers that they must follow the traffic rules and driving safety rules to avoid accidents or other mishaps. Also, do tell them about your state’s traffic law and the traffic ticket attorney. I always know my ticket lawyer near me, and I would suggest every parent must know it, and they must educate their teens everything about driving lessons, traffic rules, and traffic law. Knowing everything in detail can help them to understand why you are so concerned and strict; also, this might help them to be a better driver.

Benefits of IQ Test for Kids

IQ tests are designed to uncover the unique intellectual strengths of your child. Every child is different, and they must be given a chance to pursue what they are fit for. Children who go through IQ test get an opportunity to realize their strengths and weaknesses. An IQ test for kids is based on questions from different disciplines. The results help in determining a child’s strengths, and weaknesses. These results not only help a child in choosing a subject where the child can excel, but they also help in learning disabilities and areas where the child needs to focus more.

Benefits of IQ Test for Kids

Technology evolves every second, and so does human behavior, but with the IQ testing for kids, one can predict the future achievements of his children. Imagine recognizing hidden musician in your five-year-old, and tailoring his environment according to his needs and interests where he can nourish his skills. When children are given a compatible environment they prosper above the average.

Benefits of IQ Test for Kids

IQ test for kids also helps in choosing an academic path. Every child has an interest in a specific field, and he deserves to pursue his educational career in that discipline. A child interested in mathematics might become a great mathematician in future if his interest is supported and given a chance to pursue mathematics. But what if the same child is enforced into studying English literature? Most probably the child will not prosper as much as he was capable.

Apart from the benefits of the IQ test for kids, these tests also benefit society. Just imagine if every child goes through IQ test, his abilities are evaluated, and accordingly his abilities are boosted. Every child will get to live a life he wants and can excel in. Ultimately, the intellectual caliber of the society will grow, and people will feel more content by living a life they were made for.

If a child is not doing well in academic exams then it doesn’t mean he is not intelligent, he might be more intelligent than most of his fellows. Children who have learning disabilities cant perform good in academics, and due to misdiagnosis, they are considered less intelligent. Learning disabilities such as dyscalculia and dyslexia can affect the academic activities of your child. But timely identification of learning disabilities in a child can help in curing these disabilities and bringing out the future genius in your child. Learning disabilities also mean that your child might be gifted, among many world-renowned scientists, mathematicians, artists, and scholars, some had severe learning disabilities.

Benefits of IQ Test for Kids

Everybody knows about Charles Darwin, but very few know about his struggles with learning disabilities. Historians claim that Charles Darwin suffered from dyslexia, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and Asperger’s syndrome. Many believe his disabilities gifted his unique abilities to see the World differently and they led him towards his great theories.

Benefits of IQ Test for Kids

Noble prize winner Albert Einstein had a difficult childhood, he couldn’t speak until the age of seven years. Today, scientists agree that Albert Einstein’s disabilities had the same symptoms as dyslexia and ADHD.

A great artist, inventor, engineer and draftsman of his time, Leonardo Da Vinci also showed signs of dyslexia and ADHD. Scientists claim his learning disabilities enforced him to leave many of his projects incomplete, but at the same time, these disabilities also enhanced his creativity.

Find Your Happy – A Kids Self Love Book by Patricia May

As parents we always look for ways on raising happy and healthy kids. Positive attitude and moral development are essential values that kids need to build while they grow. This is where parents have more responsibility on teaching them good values to raise the kids as more responsible adults in future. Among the different ways to develop skills of kids, books are one of the media that can easily convey messages even from the infant to toddler ages. This is why I write more posts about books and reading skills of kids on this blog as I am a mom who encourage my kid to read more children’s books daily. Other than reading books with my kid, I also learn and practice activities that are mentioned in books written for kids to improve his skills.

Find Your Happy

Recently I found another children’s book that helps kids to develop positive attitude. Find Your Happy is a kids self love book written by Patricia May which delivers important messages for kids through simple activities.

Find Your Happy – A Kids Self Love Book

Written by Patricia May, Find Your Happy is a kids self love book which offers easy and simple ways to introduce positive attitude for kids. Not only positive attitude, this book introduces simple ways on teaching the values such as be kind and be compassionate for little kids. This book includes self-esteem practices, affirmations and different mindful exercises for kids to practice together with eye-catching images.

To attract kids for the mindful exercises and self-esteem practices, the author has used different ideas throughout her book. Attractive watercolor images and short story rhymes are some of the things that keep kids love this book Find Your Happy and its content. Activities such as yoga and meditation will sure keep kids attached to the book while improving their self-esteem and qualities.

Find Your Happy is endorsed by both Mira Kelley and Anita Moorjani who are New York Times best selling authors and they found this book as a helpful guide for kids of all ages.

As a mom, I like to introduce positive attitude and good qualities for the life such as be kind and be compassionate for my kid through such fun and easy way. I am sure my kid would love to explore all the activities while reading the book with me. As a parent, this is a helpful guide for me.

Same as me, I am sure you love to raise kids with positive attitude and self esteem. So, visit www.booksthatinspireakidsimagination.com and check more details on Find Your Happy – A Kids Self Love Book!

 

Personalized Children’s Books will Make Your Child Feel like a Star

Reading books is an essential part of the growth of a child. Children’s books play an important role in boosting language and comprehension skills. Children who read books more often are more creative and use their imagination well. Personalized children’s books can capture the attention of a child even when concentration becomes a problem.

Personalized Children’s Books

Research has shown that reading a book to your child for pleasure can increase a child’s level of happiness. Reading is very important in a child’s cognitive development process. However, the sad fact is that most children grow up without being encouraged to read and as a result miss out on the many benefits associated with the habit.

Grab Your Child’s attention through personalized children’s books.

Reading to a child can be tricky since they have a short attention span. Personalized children’s books will have a child’s name and when they hear it being repeated over and over again this can instantly pull them into the story being read. A child will feel that they are actually part of the book and thus interest is heightened. They will also become more eager to know the outcome of the story.

Personalized Children’s Books

Personalized storybook makes a child feel like he is the ‘star’ of the story. This heroic feeling can be a thrilling experience for many children. Yet, it does more. When a child is the main character the effect is that there is a temporary ego boost which is the same feeling they have during their own birthday party. Just remember to focus on the personalized story itself as you read the book in order to go beyond the temporary boost. As such, think about a positive story that will promote self-worth instead of other things.

These storybooks feature positive affirmations and such accounts can surely uplift a child. The bright and colorful illustrations engage a child more and increase concentration span. Bedtime stories are also great as they prepare a child to have a good night’s rest. The peaceful illustrations calm the mind and soothe the child to sleep.

Truly Unique Gifts

Perhaps you are thinking of gifting your friend’s child but don’t have any gift in mind. These books make truly unique gifts. With the cover having the child’s name on it you can make your present a truly memorable one. You can even add the photo of the child on each page or just at the back of the page; the choice is yours. A professional company will do the personalization for you just the way you want it.

The child will be delighted to have this personalized storybook and will feel good about themselves. So many adult gifts are being personalized today. Such products make us feel more valued and appreciated. We cherish the giver of the gift for many years since the product is specifically tailored to our unique needs. There is no reason why children should be left out in this wonderful experience.

Personalized storybooks that have captivating stories have the power to grab the attention of kids and make them feel extra special. They provide special moments for a parent to bond with their toddlers. A child even feels more comfortable to share their own fears.

Personalized Children’s Books

A page from one of our Personalized Children’s Books

Why Personalized Books?

We have all appreciated the importance of personalized gifts as adults. These may include watches, Christmas gifts, and other small items. When it comes to kids, there is a personalized product that even has more benefits. These are children’s storybooks. There are many forms of these books and the type will often depend on the child’s age.  Some will just have the name of the child on each page along with a short story. Others will have a child’s photo and the name and a parent will be expected to fill in all of the child’s information into a basic plot.

A child can be kept engaged by finding out the letters of their names or go on a world trip. If there is a new sibling in the house, this is also a perfect opportunity to welcome him through such personalized books. Such adventurous activities will not only excite the child but also the parent.

Benefits

  1. Build self-esteem: when a child sees himself as a heroic character in the story it builds their self-esteem and boosts Kids feel as important people in the society especially if they are involved in a heroic act. And as they take on different adventures in the story, they are confident of doing even greater things and this prepares them to face obstacles in life.
  2. Encourages reading: reading habits are slowly fading away in society and it would be hard if this trend affected the younger generation. Children are now glued to computer or TV screens and have little interest in reading hard copy material. These storybooks encourage reading since a child will be more motivated to know what the storyline is when they see their names on the books. They bring back the joy of reading.
  3. Improves language and comprehension: there is no better time to train your child comprehension skills than when they are young. Their minds are fresh and eager to learn. Storybooks encourage the child to read more often thereby sharpening his comprehension skills. Personalization proves even more beneficial when a child has a unique name. Your child will eventually learn how to spell out his name correctly and pronounce it.
  4. Increased creativity; gone are the days when storybooks were boring and a child did not feel connected to the main character because they just view him as a fictional person. Personalized kids storybooks encourage a child to take part in the adventures and their imagination stretches thus this aids them in analytical thinking. The child is both surprised and excited to find out that his name is in the story and he is the main character.
  5. Treasured keepsake: personalized children’s books increase the connection between a child and a parent or any giver of the gift. This can be truly a memorable gift they will ever receive. They just stand out from any other gift and a child will always keep it as a memory even when they grow up since it reminds them of the special moments shared with the giver of the gifts.

The Importance Of Stories in a Child’s Life

Stories have a profound effect on the development of a child. Reading to your child a certain portion of a storybook is not just a mere tradition passed on to us. Stories evoke in us feelings, ideas, ambitions, and even revelations. We realize the potential in us we never realized we had. These little tales can have such great importance in the lives of children even though they are fictional.

The heroes in comic books have had an effect on people even long after they read them. The power that a story can have on a kid’s mind is magical. A child not only feels important when they are read a story in which they are taking part in it.

All children have an unlocked potential and this can be revealed through regular story reading. Children are never too young to be given the necessary tools to create an experience they want.

Children love to hear stories being read to them because it lets their imagination fly them away to the story’s location. The book can include several members of the family even the child’s neighbors and friends. This way they feel really part of the society.

In today’s fast-paced world it is becoming extremely hard to keep a child concentrate on reading a book. When you give your child a personalized storybook with their name and picture on the cover you might just bring back that joy of reading so missing in many children today.

Personalized Children’s Books

From one of our Personalized Children’s Books

Teach Your Kids Morale

That may sound a bit strange at this age but it is still possible to teach your kids good mannerisms. They need to appreciate the importance of lifting others up but not putting them down. Adventure stories have a powerful impact on teaching lessons to your children. They love stories and fiction so when a story revolves around him and he overcomes great moral dilemmas they are better prepared to know how to react to the same scenario while at school. Children will likely think about the effects o their action on others after reading such a story.

It is important to help your child think about their own actions and how to better serve people in general.  A great story that has different endings customized just fir your child can have a profound impact on him.

Books For Educational Purposes

You can help your child grasp a specific concept through amazing storybooks. Since they are personalized a parent is in control on how they intend to implant a particular lesson. You can also incorporate an educational field of study as you read the story to your child. A personalized storybook gives you the ability to place a septic topic of education that you wish to teach your child and even show them how the material applies to everyday life.

An all rounded education lesson will also help a child imagine the person they want to be. Being able to help your kid visualize the kind of person they want to be is so powerful. So often we see the idea of being the next someone being promoted. A child is encouraged to think of who they want to be in society and not just replacing another great man in society.

It is not a bad thing to teach kids that they are unique as long as it is done the right way. A book that will motivate a child to be a person they want to be in later life is truly inspiring.

Helping Your Child Become More Knowledgeable About Different Cultures and Peoples

The world is slowly turning into a small village. Interracial marriages are common and people of different cultures now easily interact. This trend is also found in schools and so the earlier you help your child learn more about these people, the better. Stories of old may have contained only one culture and personalized storybooks gives you chance to explore your imagination in regard to this. You can include characters from different backgrounds, perhaps taking into account the obstacles they face as they try to interact with people of a different culture.

When your child is involved in such a story, they become more knowledgeable about these people and they appreciate them even more.

How to Choose the Best Custom made Children’s Books

Go for recognized children’s books authors and illustrators as these are in the best position to know how to produce engaging, high caliber material. The book should also be printed of high-quality material. It is something that you will often pull out of the shelf to read to your child so you do not want the pages to fade over time and miss its purpose.

The beautiful illustrations speak a thousand words when it comes to teaching your children. That is why it is important to go for the best illustrators who will keep your child engaged throughout the story.

The age of your child will also determine how your customized book will look. If the child is still very young and just learning to read then you can opt for the ones with alphabets, lots of pictures and just a few texts. If the child is of age and can read you may want to choose a short story with a moral lesson at the end. The child should not struggle to get the point of the story so that’s why it helps when the story revolves around people he can relate with including close family members. As the main character, he will feel proud to connect in a special way with those around him.

All About Me Book for Preschool

We made this All About Me book in early January this year as a Preschool project.We were just after a long holiday in Sri Lanka to spend time with kid’s grandparents.We started this year with back to school shopping in Malaysia.We ended 2017 with happy memories and kid was eagerly waiting to start his new preschool term as a kindergartner.

My kid’s preschool teacher asked to prepare an ‘All About Me book’ as part of their learning series. Always these DIY projects are challenging for me. Once we did a paper lantern decoration project for last year Lantern Festival.It was a good DIY project for us to bond.We also made a paper plate toucan when teacher asked to create a craft using paper plates.

As a mom I try to help my kid with ideas while allowing him to do most of his projects alone. Therefore I tried finding an idea for his All About Me book with things he can do alone.

All About Me Book for Preschool

At the beginning of this year, he was 4 years old and he just started writing without help. Therefore we used pages about him with his handwriting.As he cannot write much,I used simple questions about him which answers are easy to write.

All About Me Book for Preschool

First page of our ‘All About Me Book’ for Preschool Project

I printed few headings for the book to make it easier for the kid.

Below are some pages from this All About Me booklet which was fun in making. It was a great bonding time for both of us.

All About Me Book for Preschool

He loved writing about his interests on this ‘All About Me Book’ for Preschool

All About Me Book for Preschool

One of the pages of the booklet was filled with ‘Bitter gourd stamps’ which was fun to do.

All About Me Book for Preschool

At the end of the book, we also inserted few pages to show my kid’s interest and ability to arts and crafts.

All About Me Book for Preschool

This is his handprints

If you love to do DIY and art crafts with your kids, try such All About Me book. It is interesting and exciting way to spend time together.

Do you love DIY projects?Do you love Arts and crafts?How do you spend time with your kids together?Please share your thoughts below.

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