Become a Sports Super Star by…you guessed it Reading!!

Reading is a great skill to have, but what makes reading so versatile is its ability to be applied to countless other things. For instance, by knowing how to read and possessing apt reading comprehension skills, you can learn all about history, math, philosophy, art, and endless other things. Reading can help you sharpen other skills, provide you with the means of learning new things, and can even help motivate you.
Kids Playing Soccer

Kids are very impressionable when it comes to information as well as self-esteem, and reading can help them in both respects. Playing sports is a great way for kids to get active, get excited and be a part of a team, but some kids may need a confidence boost before taking the leap. KD Novelties has a wide variety of personalized sports books that can help encourage kids to get out there and excel at their sport of choice.

Football Star Personalized Book
Football Star” allows your child to join their favorite football team and help them win the game! “G-o-o-oal!” features a story where your child wins a sweepstakes where they get to see their favorite soccer team play. They’re not only asked to help the team win the championship but your child scores the winning goal! “Hockey” puts kids in the center of the action by calling them in to help turn the tide in a game in overtime.

Books like “Homer and Me” and “Sports Superstar” are a little different. “Homer and Me” puts your child on an imaginative trip to the baseball park where they learn about professional sports and the professional players that participate. Kids learn that if they want to be like their role models, they will need to learn how to stay healthy and to make healthy choices. In “Sports Superstar” your child will become a basketball, baseball, football superstar but in order to become a star athlete they learn that practice makes perfect. By trying hard, doing their best, and perfecting their craft, they too can become star athletes.

Personalized books are great ways to help children imagine their potential. By seeing themselves succeed through hard work and perseverance, kids can better imagine themselves excelling at sports in real life. Inspire your kids by gifting them with a personalized book about their favorite sport and see how far they go.

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Keeping Kids Enthusiastic About Learning

School is back in full swing. The first few weeks of school are usually pretty straightforward. Everything is still new, kids are still getting used to their new teachers, new classmates, new friends, new classrooms, or maybe even new schools and overall schedules. No matter what your little student is going through, there can come a time when kids grow bored or frustrated with school. This usually occurs after the first month or so of school, when homework and learning really kick in and begin to become a real part of children’s lives. There are some ways to keep your kids happy and focused during the school year, keeping them excited and enthusiastic about learning and school.
1.     Ask them about their day. Asking kids about what they do at school, making sure to ask for specifics, can really encourage them to pay more attention during the school day. Talking and having conversations with kids as if they are adults gives them a sense of importance, and this in turn helps them believe that what they do at school has significance; not just for them but for you as well. Being able to partake in grown-up conversations can keep them interested in their studies especially when they get to share what they learn with their parents.
2.     Read with them. Reading a book with your child and making it a regular thing can be extremely helpful. If they have a book to read for school, have them read it to you and ask them questions about the book or the chapters read that day. Making an activity out of a task can make it something for kids to look forward to, and if you ask them questions, they can better develop their critical thinking skills as well.
Kids Reading
3.     Create activities based around what they are learning in school. Scheduling trips to the Natural History museum when kids are learning about wildlife or planning a trip to see the Liberty Bell when they learn about US history can be beneficial to learning. Kids can understand that learning does not just happen in the classroom and encourages them to learn from the world around them. 
4.     Ask kids to write or draw about their day. Have your kids keep a journal. Ask them to write about what they learned, what happened in school or to tell a story in words or pictures. This will not only help improve their memory, but also improves their skills when it comes to thinking complexly. The ability to draw an idea or write a story about something they learned can help kids learn to understand complex ideas in different ways. A journal will also make a great memory when they get older. Encourage them to share their entries with the whole family as well.

5.     Remember to be supportive. If a child is expressing difficulty with school, whether academically or socially, listen to them completely. Helping them find a solution and overcoming it together can help drastically improve their attitude and their learning experience. Some kids have a harder time adjusting or staying focused than others, but sometimes all it takes is a different approach to help get them back on the right track.
Visit KD Novelties for unique personalized books that will get kids excited about reading and learning.

Create Memories on Mother’s Day

Create Memories on Mother’s Day by Reading with the kids
While Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate all of the moms in our lives, whether they’re our own mothers, sisters, friends or aunts, who are mothers to someone, it is also an important day to spend time with the children. Some kids may be too young to impart any gifts on their own, aside from spending some personal time with mom. Whether your kids are old enough to understand the holiday or not, set some special time aside to be with your children.
Spending family time together is very important. It helps build familial relationships and builds memories, but spending time with each of your children individually helps show just how much you care about them as a person and as an individual. This helps them grow character and grow a strong sense of self. Whether you decide to read and experience a book together, play a game, or simply have an in depth conversation, it is these personal one-on-one moments that kids will come to cherish as they grow older and remember on future Mother’s Days. Here are some things you can do to spend some special time with each of your kids.
1.     Read a personalized book together. Sharing a book together is sharing an experience. You venture out on a journey and remember that experience together. Sharing a personalized book with your child reminds them about how special they are and how much you mean to them.
2.     Play a game. Ask your child what games they want to play with you, and taking part in exactly what they want will create fond memories for the future. Not only that, but it keeps both of you active and entertained.
3.     Tell them a story. Sharing personal stories about when you were your child’s age helps them relate to you as a person as well as a mother. It helps them feel closer to you when you share personal stories and helps them understand you and themselves better.
4.     Ask them about their week and tell them about yours. Talk to them like they are another person, not just a child. This helps them formulate opinions and builds their confidence. They feel important when they are asked about what goes on in their lives and what their feelings are on certain topics, as well as hearing about their mom’s lives as well. 

These activities will stick with them as they grow older and will undoubtedly come to mind on future Mother’s Days. Invite your kids to get to know you and get to know them as individuals so they can grow up and become special individuals themselves. Think of the mothers you will be celebrating this year. Think of all of the things you respect about them and what they have done for you in order to become the person you are now, and remember those moments when creating new ones with your kids as well.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful Moms out there from all of us at KD Novelties!