Tips On Helping Your Kids Establish A Love For Reading {Giveaway}

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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.

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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!

THE GIVEAWAY

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.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Canadian mom living in Vancouver with my wonderful husband and two happy little boys. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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42 responses to “Tips On Helping Your Kids Establish A Love For Reading {Giveaway}”

  1. Marissa Young — August 9, 2015 @ 9:01 pm (#)

    “ABC! What Can I Be” looks great!

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  2. Barb W — August 9, 2015 @ 9:03 pm (#)

    I wish you more

    It’s so sweet!

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  3. Laurie P — August 10, 2015 @ 9:24 am (#)

    The My Very Own Fairy Tale Storybook looks like one my girl would adore!

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  4. andrea amy — August 10, 2015 @ 11:45 am (#)

    My Very Own Name is my favourite

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  5. D Schmidt — August 10, 2015 @ 11:48 am (#)

    Visited and I really like The Super, Incredible Big Brother book

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  6. lori b — August 10, 2015 @ 12:02 pm (#)

    i like the my very own fairy tale story book

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  7. Gemma — August 10, 2015 @ 12:02 pm (#)

    My Very Own Name Storybook is my favourite.

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  8. Victoria Ess — August 10, 2015 @ 12:58 pm (#)

    I love ABC What I Can Be! Personalized Book!

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  9. Rebecca G — August 10, 2015 @ 1:13 pm (#)

    I would love to win goodnight little me

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  10. Stephanie LaPlante — August 10, 2015 @ 2:12 pm (#)

    My favorite is the My Very Own Fairy Tale Storybook

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  11. Gillian Morgan — August 10, 2015 @ 2:42 pm (#)

    I like the Sweet Dreams, Fairy Personalized Book.

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  12. Tanis — August 10, 2015 @ 3:57 pm (#)

    Jacob’s Very Own Trucks looks like a great book!

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  13. Marilyn Nawara — August 10, 2015 @ 6:24 pm (#)

    I would like the My Very Own Truck for my grandson.

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  14. Judy Cowan — August 11, 2015 @ 9:13 am (#)

    I really like the ABC What I Can Be! Personalized Book!

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  15. Darrah Bailey — August 11, 2015 @ 1:14 pm (#)

    My Very own Trucks personalized book

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  16. Jessica Beard — August 11, 2015 @ 5:38 pm (#)

    I like the My Very Own Name book.

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  17. Brandee H — August 11, 2015 @ 6:20 pm (#)

    I like My Very own name & My Very Own Fairy Tale. These are awesome books!

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  18. Amanda Alvarado — August 11, 2015 @ 8:15 pm (#)

    I like the My Royal Birthday Adventure for girls! I think dd would love this book!

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  19. Mandy — August 12, 2015 @ 1:59 am (#)

    I like “I Can Change The World Personalized Book”. The books are so bright and colorful, I really like them!

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  20. Tara Simone — August 12, 2015 @ 11:01 am (#)

    Goodnight little me is one of my favorites!

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  21. angela m — August 12, 2015 @ 11:08 am (#)

    I love the My Night Before Christmas Personalized Book
    thanks

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  22. Janet M — August 12, 2015 @ 2:40 pm (#)

    Goodnight Little me is my favorite.

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  23. Dayna Wilson — August 12, 2015 @ 3:01 pm (#)

    (your child)’s Pirate Adventure would be right up my son’s alley!

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  24. Elizabeth Matthiesen — August 12, 2015 @ 7:14 pm (#)

    I like My Pirate Adventure Personalized Book, a few others too but I’m only supposed to pick one right 😉

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  25. Clare I — August 13, 2015 @ 4:18 am (#)

    ABC WHAT CAN I BE, PERSONALIZED BOOK 🙂

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  26. SweetPanda — August 13, 2015 @ 12:27 pm (#)

    My favourite is the My Very Own Pirate Tale Storybook

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  27. kathy downey — August 13, 2015 @ 2:26 pm (#)

    I really like the Sweet Dreams, Fairy Personalized Book

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  28. Nicky — August 13, 2015 @ 2:26 pm (#)

    i love ABC What I Can Be!

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  29. Jennifer P. — August 13, 2015 @ 11:23 pm (#)

    My favourite is the M is for Me Personalized Book.

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  30. JLin — August 14, 2015 @ 8:30 am (#)

    M is for Me Personalized Book

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  31. anna key — August 15, 2015 @ 2:34 pm (#)

    The My Very Own Pirate Tale Storybook looks like great fun!

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  32. lynn clayton — August 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm (#)

    my pirate adventure

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  33. Silvia D — August 20, 2015 @ 12:57 am (#)

    My Very Own Trucks Personalized Book looks so cute for the little guys!

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  34. andie — August 23, 2015 @ 8:27 am (#)

    I love this shop – would choose “My Snuggle Bunny Gift Set” for my nephew-to-be.

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  35. Melissa Marie — August 23, 2015 @ 3:37 pm (#)

    I like the Hello World Its me book. so many of them look wonderful.

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  36. Julie — August 26, 2015 @ 9:44 am (#)

    The Who Loves Me? book is adorable!

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  37. jan — August 26, 2015 @ 12:28 pm (#)

    Goodnight Little Me Storybook

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  38. Marisa — August 31, 2015 @ 11:24 pm (#)

    favorite is = my pirate adventure

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  39. Carey Hurst — September 2, 2015 @ 7:45 am (#)

    Pirate Adventure but I love the personalized lunch boxes

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  40. Bethany Gallinger — September 3, 2015 @ 10:23 pm (#)

    I can’t decide between M Is For Me and My Very Own Name. They’re both my favourite.

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  41. Alisono K — September 5, 2015 @ 5:58 pm (#)

    Visited I See Me! and my favourite book from their shop is their ABC What I Can Be! Personalized Book (SKU#: BK190). How wonderful that it incorporated the alphabet as part of the story. Lovely!

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  42. Piroska — September 6, 2015 @ 12:59 pm (#)

    My favourite book is My Very Own Fairy Tale Storybook. Adorable!

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