Parents can encourage reading well before their child can read on their own. In fact, there are plenty of ways in which parents can inspire a love of reading in their child before their first birthday. Reading to your child can play a huge, if not central, role in encouraging them to read on their own and to continue reading for the rest of their lives.

Reading to Infants
Newborn babies are born into a (mostly) visual world, and observe the world around them primarily with their eyes. For the youngest audiences, books with little text and big, bright images are a great way to introduce children to books as objects. Children will remain focused on the images, but your voice, the vocabulary, and the act of reading all help introduce kids to books and the routine of reading regularly.

Make sure to stick to thick cardboard baby books, too, since your child will most likely want to interact with it orally as well. Children learn a lot by putting things in their mouth during their early years since their other senses are still developing. Buying durable baby books can encourage your kids to interact with books in a way that they understand and can familiarize them with books as objects.

Babies 13-24 Months
As your child gets older, you can begin introducing books with more words. Reading aloud to children who are just sounding out their first words and beginning to formulate thoughts and sentences can help familiarize them with the sounds and rhythm of speech. A combination of reading to your child regularly and speaking to them can help build their vocabulary significantly. Acting out words, speech, or other parts of the book can help invite child participation as well, encouraging them to interact with the book, the text, and the performance of reading along with you.

The familiar routine of reading, particularly before bed, can be calming for many toddlers. Routine is an important part of a young child’s life and it can help them adjust to new things. By making reading at bedtime (or any other time that works for your family), can help instill lifelong reading habits and inspire kids to seek out books on their own, too.

Many parents are convinced that early exposure to books and reading makes a lifelong difference. Not only can it help children build a strong relationship with books and reading, but it can help them improve and expand their vocabulary and other skills as well.

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The season of giving is upon us, and as we celebrate Thanksgiving today, many of us are also preparing for blowout Black Friday sales to kick off the beginning of the winter holiday season. While venturing to malls and outlet centers is on many people’s to-do lists, there are plenty of places offering unique online sales on Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

This holiday, we are offering a special 15% site-wide sale starting on Black Friday and continuing through to Cyber Monday. With a wealth of different well-beloved story titles and many different adventures to choose from, we offer plenty in the way of personalized storytelling. Not only do we boast a varied selection of creative children’s books to personalize, but there are also personalized DVDs, CDs, gift sets and more.  Whether you’re looking for something fantastical, educational, or even a mix of both, we have something for every child, book lovers and reluctant readers alike. No matter what adventure you choose, your child can feel like they are in on the action, experiencing a unique journey with some of their favorite characters. Personalized books, DVDs or CDs make great gifts for kids who love reading or love characters from franchises like Sesame Street, Marvel and Disney, or for kids who are curious to learn more about reading and need that extra push to pique their interest.

With the site-wide 15% sale this weekend, you can stock up on some classics or try something new, and set your kids on a magical holiday adventure that they are bound to love.

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The upcoming holidays are on everyone’s minds - especially children. When it comes to holiday magic, there is nothing that compliments the season better than the magic of Disney. Disney films are always instant classics, and for many families are the stories that parents pass down to their kids for generations. The films are always fun to watch, and we have a series of personalized Disney books that can place your kids right in the center of the story!

With personalized Disney books, your kids can go on daring adventures alongside their favorite characters. With popular titles like Frozen, kids can join Anna as she embarks on a quest to find her sister Elsa before Prince Hans finds her first in a race to save the kingdom. They can even join in on the fun in Disney and Pixar’s latest Finding Dory as they help reunite Dory with her loved ones. On these adventures, kids take part in all of the action and all of the fun, so they can feel like a part of the story as well. With the personalized Aladdin adventure, Aladdin and Jasmine ask your child to accompany them on an adventure to find the Genie who has gone missing. The story brings them around the world where they’ll look for clues and try to solve the mystery, so not only will they join their favorite characters and become a hero of the story, but they’ll also be encouraged to be brave and engage their critical thinking skills at the same time.

Personalized books have proven to help enthusiastic and reluctant readers alike by making your child feel special, by inspiring their interest in the act of reading, discovering and learning, and by engaging positive skills and modes of thinking. With these personalized Disney adventures, your kids can live out their fantasies while learning at the same time - and creating a memorable experience, too.

We have over 25 Disney adventures for your kids to embark on, including Toy Story, Winnie the Pooh, Finding Nemo, The Avengers, Star Wars, and much more.

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