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Teaching Sight Words to Your Child

Teaching sight words to your child at an early age helps improve reading ability, fluency, and writing skills too! In kindergarten, your child will start learning beginning level sight words to build reading skills. Learning sight words helps your child find ways to sound out unknown words and expand their vocabulary. What are sight words? Sight words are usually words that kindergarteners will see repeatedly—sometimes called popcorn words, since they pop up all the time!

Growth Mindset Books for Kids

Help your child develop a growth mindset at an early age, to encourage hard work and dedication to improvement. This positive mindset allows children to be better equipped for success in the future, motivating them to develop their skills over time. What is Growth Mindset? Growth mindset is related to students’ attitudes about failure and was first coined by Carol Dweck and her colleagues over thirty years ago. From studying thousands of children, Dr. Dweck

Make a Difference During National Autism Awareness Month

Did you know that the month of April is National Autism Awareness Month? April is a time to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance, and to support those who are on the spectrum. One way to show your support is to wear the Puzzle Ribbon, the most recognizable symbol for the autism community. You can also participate in an autism walk with your child or donate to a nonprofit organization such as The Autism Society, Autism

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