The Best Personalised Gifts For Children In 2016

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Tips#1: Read Together Every Day
Read to your child every day. Make this a warm and loving time when the two of you can cuddle close together. Bedtime is an especially great time for reading together.
Tips#2: Give Everything A Name
You can build comprehension skills early, even with the littlest child. Play games that involve naming or pointing to objects. Say things like, "Where's your nose?" and then, "Where's Mommy's nose?" Or touch your child's nose and say, "What's this?"

Shopping for young ones is never an easy task, but today's modern technology has made it easier than ever to find unique products that are perfect for younger children. Nowadays personalising objects goes far beyond simply monogramming with a name; kids can be transported through new universes using some of the modern products that are poised to make a splash in 2016.

When it comes to the perfect gift that is truly unique, personalised children's books are quickly becoming the top focus for this year. Appropriate for children of all ages, these books are designed to capture children's attentions by placing them in the middle of the action. Easily customised and budget-friendly, it's no wonder that these personalised books for children are becoming favourites for everything from birthdays to baby showers.

What to expect with a personalised book

Personalised children's books aren't a new concept; in fact, there have been options for putting a child in the story for decades now. The thing is, because of the limits of technology and cost, these “personalised” stories were no more than a basic tale with a child's name sprinkled in here and there. It was a novelty to read them once, but the mundane story and the lack of excitement usually meant these books would just end up collecting dust.

Nowadays, advances in printing and digital technology have made it easier than ever for personalizing tales in meaningful ways for children.

Tips#3: Say How Much You Enjoy Reading Together
Tell your child how much you enjoy reading with him or her. Look forward to this time you spend together. Talk about "story time" as the favorite part of your day.
Tips#4: Be Interactive
Engage your child so he or she will actively listen to a story. Discuss what's happening, point out things on the page, and answer your child's questions. Ask questions of your own and listen to your child's responses.

Rather than adapting boring stories with a child's name, now companies can take advantage of technological advances by inserting a child's photo, or additional details like friends and favourite foods, in addition to using the child's name as the main character. The best part? Since all that is needed is a digital camera and a computer, just about everyone has the tools to start the process right away.

Who are personalised books for children right for?

The thing with more traditional styles of personalising books, is that oftentimes the stories were exceedingly boring in order to be appropriate for children of multiple ages, backgrounds, and genders. That's why they would end up collecting dust rather than being reread over and over. Current personalised children's book companies have built upon this existing model by creating multiple stories that are meant to be exciting, so that both kids and parents delight in reading them over and over again.

With options that may be better suited to girls or boys, or those that are generally themed to be appropriate for everyone – who doesn't love cute animals? – modern personalised books for children are designed to be reread, making sure your gift is enjoyed for years to come.

The great thing about modern personalised books is that with just a few key pieces of information, including a photo if it is available, the recipient receives a truly personal object thatthey can treasure even when they're older to remind them of their childhood years. That's why they have become one of the top gifts for 2016.

Tips#5: Read It Again And Again And Again
Your child will probably want to hear a favorite story over and over. Go ahead and read the same book for the 100th time! Research suggests that repeated readings help children develop language skills.
Tips#6: Talk About Writing, Too
Draw your child's attention to the way writing works. When looking at a book together, point out how we read from left to right and how words are separated by spaces.
Updated: July 29, 2017 — 2:48 pm
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