Reading Beyond Books

Learning to Read Beyond Books
Teaching children to read can be taxing and time consuming. We often look to books aimed at first learners or visual programs that teach children the letters of the alphabet while playing games, singing songs and the like. But words are everywhere, and learning can be everywhere too. Kids aren’t just learning how to communicate, they are learning about the entire world around them. Words and language are everywhere, they help build the world around us and helping kids learn to read through pointing out the language in everything is important to their overall development. 

When you’re out with your kids, try pointing out signs in stores or on the road when you’re stopped in traffic. Sound out words for them, ask them what letters they see. While at the supermarket, ask your children to point out the items you usually buy, have them sound out the words and point out the letters on the box. Not only is this a great way to build a relationship with your child, but this helps your child build a better relationship with the world around them. Once they learn to spot letters, words, and language everywhere, the more they will pick up on speaking and reading skills on their own.
KD Novelties provides Personalized Books for Kids while encouraging them and building their self-esteem.  They also provide lots of reading tips and advice for parents and guardians.

The First Five Years

Reading is a fundamental skill anyone needs in order to interact and function within society, and is a key focus in early education. While reading is a skill taught in schools, it is still vital that children grasp the concept of language and reading comprehension skills before they even begin school. Studies show that children who develop these basic skills with their parents before entering the school system are more likely to grasp other educational concepts more easily and develop a more diverse vocabulary that assists in this early learning. Additionally, it helps improve their confidence to try new things, understand new concepts, and develop socially within the classroom atmosphere. 

Personalized Baby Books
The first five years of a child’s life are the most important for developing healthy life-long habits. Aside from helping a child develop language and reading skills, (including introducing kids to foreign languages since their brains are more adept to naturally learning various dialects when young) it is also a great time to establish healthy eating and physical habits, foster emotional understanding through parent-to-child interactions and develop good motor skills. All of these factors help children when they enter an educational atmosphere and ensure that their minds are at their most optimal to absorb new information and develop lasting learning skills.

KD Novelties is a publisher of children’s books and provides children the tools of reading for a lifetime with their very own personalized book.  

National Read A Book Day

Today, September 6, 2013 marks National Read A Book Day.  It’s a day about dropping all technology and curling up with a good read. So turn off the television, computer and electronic devices and choose a great book to read and relax with.  Encourage your children to read their favorite books or read with them.

It’s important for kids to see YOU read as well which will promote good reading habits in your household.  Reading with your kids builds strong bonds between parent and child and helps improve logical thinking skills. Reading is the most important thing you can instill in a child’s life because it helps improve their vocabulary, memory and concentration.  You can make your reading session entertaining with your children by acting out the characters voices and reading with emphasis.  You can even dress the part or act out the storyline.  When you make reading fun they will always want to read!

Getting them a personalized book to add to their collection is a unique keepsake and they will want to keep that book forever.  Books come and go as they outgrow them, but a personalized children’s book will last for a lifetime.  It’s a book about them and they will think it is so cool.  They become the stars of their very own story and will build their self-esteem.

To get you started on purchasing this unique gift we are offering a 10% sale on personalized books today through September 8, 2013 which marks International Literacy Day.  Use coupon code Read-a-book at checkout.

How important is it to read to your child or instill the love of reading in them?  According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) who initiated International Literacy Day in the year 1965, some 775 million adults lack minimum literacy skills, one in five adults is still not literate and two-thirds of them are women, 60.7 million children are out of school or drop out.

We urge parents to make sure that their children do not become part of these statistics. Read everyday for 15 to 20 minutes with your child or have them read on their own is all that it takes.