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10 Things Kids Want Their Parents To Do With Them

Parent and child quality time is vital to every kid’s development and self-worth. It helps build character, builds a personal relationship between child and parent and helps kids form lasting and meaningful relationships with others as they grow older. There are countless benefits to this quality time and even kids know how important it can be. When kids tell their parents what they want from them, it does well to listen. Chances are it will benefit and enrich both child and parent in ways beyond measure.

Reading with kids
1.     Read to me! Reading is a wonderful way to spend personal time with children. Sharing this pastime helps kids develop an interest in and a love for reading, which can drastically help their academic success and promote a lifelong love of learning. Sharing a book together creates special memories that both parent and child will cherish forever. Personalized books from KD Novelties, can help create more unique reading memories and unique experiences to share with one another.
2.     Tuck me in at night and tell me stories! Sending kids off to bed with a proper goodnight is very personal and helps build an intimate relationship that will help kids as they grow older by helping them create meaningful relationships. Not only that, but it will help parents and children have meaningful relationships together that will last. Telling kids stories about when their parents were young gives them an idea of their parents childhood and will help bring them closer through these special personal moments shared.
3.     Play more often! Playing with kids and allowing them to play more can actually help their creativity and individuality. Giving their imagination exercise helps them develop key skills and by parents playing along with them, gives them an opportunity to teach them valuable lessons, in a fun atmosphere, while creating memories together.
4.     Spend more time with me, not just with my other brothers and sisters! Spending quality time with kids should be an individual experience. While it is still important to spend time as a family, spending time with each child individually helps develop their self worth and their unique sense of self. It also shows them that their parents care about who they are, what they like, and what makes them a special individual.
5.     Talk to me at dinner! Kids really benefit from conversation. Asking them about their day and hearing about their parents’ days help them feel like part of the family, and not just a kid. This also helps them develop confidence in their thoughts and feelings knowing that they are valued.
6.     Give me hugs and kisses more often! Showing affection regularly shows kids that they are loved and valued. Plus it always feels nice to know that someone cares, at any age.
Hugging makes kids feel special
7.     Discipline me when I need it! It may sound odd, but disciplining children when it is deserved shows that their parents care about their actions and decisions. This active role teaches kids about consequence and gives their fast developing lives more meaning and value. Give them reasons for the discipline and especially because you care. They won't like it in the beginning but will be very thankful in the end.
8.     Share some of my favorite things with me! When parents spend time watching their children’s favorite shows, listening to their favorite music, and reading their favorite books with them, kids feel that their opinions are valued. It is also a great way to spend some quality time and grow close, getting to know what one another likes and dislikes.
9.     Leave me notes! Leaving personal messages in lunch bags or in their pockets when kids go off to school or daycare remind them that they are being thought of and that someone loves them.
10.  Take care of me and make sure I am healthy! Feeding kids healthy foods and being mindful of their health and well-being not only shows them that their parents care but it also helps them learn to take care of themselves as they grow older.

Teaching children valuable lessons while also building a strong personal bond with them will not only help them develop, but will enrich both parties involved. We urge you to listen to what your kids are saying and keep these pointers in mind.



Terrance the Giraffe Teaches Kids and Wins Mom’s Choice Award®

Growing up can be challenging. Kids understand this better than anyone, but sometimes they need a little more convincing that they are not alone. As they learn about and navigate the world around them, kids respond and react to literature and other forms of media that directly relate to their lives and interests. As kids deal with adversity, whether they feel different or face difficulties for being a little different, having a friend and a story to relate to can help them develop the self-confidence they need to overcome their personal obstacles by becoming stronger and more self-assured. Terrance the Giraffe, a personalized book from KD Novelties, aims to help kids better understand differences from within themselves and with others, and has earned a Mom’s Choice Award in its endeavor.
 
The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children and families. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. Parents, educators, librarians and retailers look for the Mom's Choice Awards Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality materials for children and families.

We are thrilled about this prestigious award and take great pride in knowing that our newest personalized title Terrance the Giraffe personalized children’s book has been named best in family-friendly products.

About Terrance the Giraffe: In Terrance the Giraffe kids help Terrance overcome a difficult time in his life. Terrance is teased for being different, and your child is tasked as Terrance’s friend to help encourage Terrance and see the harm in bullying or teasing others. Whether kids have dealt with teasing from the receiving or acting end, they will learn a lot from this book. As they help Terrance through his experiences, they will better understand and empathize with his feelings, identifying with Terrance’s struggles and emotions.

Terrance the Giraffe is available in hardcover and e-Book version for tech savvy kids.

For ages 3 to 11 years.  For more personalized products visit our website at www.KDNovelties.com.





Summer Sale On Personalized Books To Get Your Child To Read

Sale on Personalized Books

School is officially out and the summer is in full swing. While kids may still be winding down from their last days of school, some of them may already be itching for more things to do. School can take up more time than they realize and some kids may feel a bit overwhelmed and restless once those summer days fill them with more time than they know what to do with. Why not get them a personalized book starring them as the character?
 We have started a summer sale on personalized books as low as $8.95, the lowest ever! It is essential that kids continue to read over the summer in order to be prepared for the following school year which is why we have started this sale to make it affordable so parents can stock up on books to get kids reading. It is recommended that kids read at least 6 books during the course of the summer to remain at their current reading level. Whether your child is ambitious to read or reluctant to pick up a book, a personalized gem from KD Novelties is sure to peak their interest. Kids like relating to books, it helps draw them into the story. A book that is all about them helps entice them to jump into the story and to explore their imagination. Pick up a book, or a few, for the summer and begin the season right!
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4th of July and Summer Reading Challenge

We all look forward to summer, especially kids. Time spent away from the classroom and outdoors is a healthy way for kids to explore and expand their social health but it can also detract from their reading skills. Reading is important when it comes to academics and has been shown to have a direct correlation with academic success.

This summer, don’t let your kids slack in their reading by showing them that reading can be fun too. Incorporating books with upcoming holidays, like the 4th of July, can help get kids interested in reading. Whether kids are looking forward to a big barbecue, a family picnic, a weekend getaway, or simply watching the fireworks on the 4th of July, a book on the subject is sure to get them reading. Not only does it motivate kids to read by appealing to a holiday, it is also a great vehicle for introducing kids to our nation’s history.

Incorporating books with summer activities is a great way to get kids to read. It can also get them excited to partake in the activities they read about. If your family is planning any sports activities like going camping, playing baseball, football or soccer on the 4th of July, we have a series of personalized books that can get them excited to participate. “Football Star”, “G-o-o-oal!”, “Homer & Me” are all great personalized sports books that can help get your kids geared up to play ball. Other personalized books like “My CampingAdventure” and “My Fishing Adventure” can mirror the summer spirit and help inspire kids to read just as much as it inspires them to get outside and explore.



Are You Raising a Digi-Toddler?

There is no denying the differences of our own childhoods in comparison to those of kids today. Even kids who grew up ten years ago did not have the childhood that kids today are brought into. Practically every aspect of our lives has become digital and this technology has found a niche in the developing demographic. Kids are enamored with these illuminated screens and dazzling animations, but how does this new technology affect the way these kids will develop?

The proliferation of this digital technology has seen a rise in literacy. Kids are becoming well acquainted with language because of the games, apps and programs they use on tablets, television shows and their parents' phones. This technology begs kids to explore them, by introducing them to language, words and prompts at earlier ages. Not only are kids learning to read more widely without being urged to, they are also fast becoming technologically literate, as in learning a new language.

Over the past 20 years, computer and technology based education has been a necessity in order to teach the youth about this fast growing field of information. It is incredibly difficult to navigate society without knowing your way around today's technology. Kids growing up and being born into this new generation are learning to navigate this technical world as they are learning to navigate the physical world around them too. They will have grown up with technology all of their lives and will much more easily adapt to and understand future developments and changes in this informational sphere. 

"Immersive" and "enticing" are the words that describe this technical world we live in. However, it can prove difficult to tear your child away from the TV screen or pry their fingers from a tablet. While their time spent with technology is valuable, so is there social development. Face to face interaction helps kids develop a healthy social life and develop key social skills. Interacting with people is important for developing social as well as behavioral skills. Kids also need time where they are stimulated by their own minds and not a screen. Time spent outside helps them develop a sense of independence and sense of self. 

Encourage them to read a book, make art or create their own game. Personalized Books for kids make great attention grabbers because children read about themselves in their very own story.  Personalized books enhances the reading experience, builds self-esteem in children and gets them motivated to want to read.  Exercising their imagination helps them develop key critical thinking and understanding skills that are invaluable in the academic atmosphere as well as solving their own personal problems.





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