Our boys love books and both my husband and I read to them daily. Reading a book before bed has been part of our bedtime routine since they were infants. We have boxes and boxes of children’s book in the house and we are running out of space to store them all.
We regularly swap and donate old books and since last year we have been going to our local library weekly to borrow about 15-20 books for the week. Having a rotation of new books is great and we have been able to read a huge variety of books this way.
We recently received I Wish You More and It’s My Night Night Time! from I See Me! for each of the boys personalized with their own names and photos. Since we are mostly getting books from the library now, getting a personalized book was super exciting for the boys. My eldest asked if they were allowed to keep them since their photos and names were in the books. I of course explained that these were a keepsake, he was so happy!
Both boys love reading their new books and I love that they are beautifully made, with colourful illustrations and high quality materials.
I See Me! is sharing some great tips on helping children establish a love for reading, they are also giving away a personalized book to one lucky reader, see more details below.
Help your little one blossom into readers this summer. Here are 5 tips to inspire your child’s love of reading. After all, children who love reading live happier ever after!
- Keep books with you
According to author Emilie Buchwald, “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” Finda few spare pockets of time during the day to read your child a book. Having books handy in your car, throughout your home, or in your bag will remind you to make time for reading.
- Turn It Off!
Slash TV time! Encourage reading as another form of entertainment. Invest in a bookmark with a timer so that your child can keep track of how many minutes are spent reading each day.
- Make Your Child the Star of the Story!
Every child loves being the star of his or her own storybook. Personalized books from It’s My Night Night Time! feature the child’s name throughout the story. Having your kids play a role in the books they read will make them feel special.
- Read In Front of Your Child!
Children love to emulate their parents. Make sure your child sees you reading the newspaper, books, magazines, etc. When your child sees you reading, he or she is sure to want to be just like mommy or daddy.
- Take a Trip!
Visit your local library once a week. Young children love going on field trips and it is fun to spend time selecting new books. It’s also a great way to beat summer heat—and it’s free!
For more inspiration for developing a love of reading in your child, please visit I See Me!’s Pinterest Board, Inspire a Love of Reading, at: It’s My Night Night Time!
WIN IT: One lucky US/CAN reader will win a personalized book (I Wish You More or It’s My Night Night Time!) from I See Me! – ($35 approx. value) for their child. Enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below. Good Luck!
I was gifted product for review consideration, this is however not a paid post and all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.