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Inspire a Love of Reading in Your Kids

With April 2nd being International Children’s Book Day, this spring is a perfect time to ignite a love of reading in your children! While it can be difficult at times to capture your child’s attention during storytime, establishing favorite children’s books and activities can help build excitement around reading. What is International Children’s Book Day? This yearly event is sponsored by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), an international non-profit organization, and is

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Digital Books vs. Real Books

Which side do you support in the battle of e-books vs. real books? For the first time in human history, we have a choice between two very different types of reading. E-books offer some advantages, but the benefits of real books can’t be ignored. Which is better for your child? E-Books vs. Real Books: The Science E-books are certainly increasing in popularity. Approximately 27 percent of Americans read an e-book in 2015, and younger students

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Reading Goals for Students: 2018 Goals for Your Child

The new year is a time for setting goals and making resolutions, so it’s the perfect time to set reading goals for students both in class and at home. Working towards reading goals not only improves your child’s literacy—completing goals provides children with a sense of accomplishment and builds their self-esteem.  

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Our Top 5 Christmas Books for Kids

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that we love Christmas books at I See Me. The only things better than Christmas books for kids, in our opinion, are personalized children’s Christmas books. There’s just something magical about the look on a child’s face when he or she realizes they’re part of their own Christmas story. We’re often asked what our favorite Christmas books for kids are. The following are our five favorites. My Very

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Learning to Read: 5 Ways to Spike Your Child’s Interest in Reading

Teaching your child to read is a long and involved process and one that won’t yield results overnight. Every child learns to read at her own pace, and with her own setbacks and successes. Here are five ways to foster a love of books and reading in your child that will last a lifetime. Read to Your Child How to teach your child to read begins with this one simple piece of advice: read to

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Choosing Books for Kindergarten Classes

Building a library of books for kindergarten classes takes time, and teachers are always on the lookout for new reading material to help little ones develop a love of reading. Here are some of the most popular types of books for kindergarten storytime. Big, Bright, and Colorful Illustrations help young readers follow a story—it’s one reason why personalized children’s books like My Very Own Name are illustrated by award-winning artists. During storytime, you’ll be showing

Why Reading Out Loud to Kids Relieves Stress

Reading out loud to kids doesn’t just improve their emerging literacy skills and fuel their imaginations. Reading together is also a great way to relieve stress and anxiety—for parents and children alike. Books: The Ultimate Stressbuster Just how effective is reading at relieving stress? According to a study from the University of Sussex, reading for as little as six minutes reduces stress levels 68 percent among adults, making a good book more of a stressbuster

5 Reasons to Read & Play Outdoors This Summer

A number of factors have led to American children spending more and more time indoors. Passive entertainment such as television, computers, and video games can make it difficult to get the kids outside. Concerns with safety make many parents leery of unsupervised outdoor play, while busy adult schedules often interfere with supervised play. Still, it’s well worth the effort to encourage children and play and read outdoors. Healthy Living Childhood obesity rates are at an all-time high.

Summer Reading Programs for Kids!

A summer reading program encourages children to explore books and keep those all-important reading skills fresh while school isn’t in session. For kids who love reading, a summer reading program’s a great way to earn small prizes for doing something they enjoy anyway, while those same prizes offer an incentive for children who need more practice reading, or who you’re trying to encourage to read more. Local Library Programs Your local library probably offers some type of

Giving Children The Gift Of Your Time This Holiday

During the holidays, cherished time with our children can slip away from us. We get so busy cooking meals, hosting out-of-town guests, shopping, wrapping gifts, and keeping up with parties and commitments that our kids may feel like they’re in the way during this very special time of year. While showering your children with holiday gifts is nice, what kids really need and want is our time and attention. That’s why we’ve put together these