Raising a reader

Raising a reader

Reading is fundamental to bringing up children. But are we raising a generation of readers? That’s debatable.

So, how do we make children love reading? The most obvious answers would be to read to them every night/ day or surround them with books. But I have found an interesting thing- my child is far more likely to pick up a book (as opposed to any other form of entertainment), if he sees me read. He wants to do what I do. It is almost like leading by example.

What else:

  • Find out what interests your child and make them read those books in particular. It also helps a great deal if a wide variety of reading options are provided. This will expand their interests too.
  • Reading aloud benefits a child greatly. Many parents think that once children can read on their own, they should read by themselves. WRONG! By parents reading, a child learns proper pronunciation of words and intonation in sentences.
  • Provide age-appropriate books
  • Use technology as a reading aid or supplement books they have read with something on the iPad.
  • Develop their oral skills and make them a part of the story telling session by having them pick their favorite parts of the page.
  • Make them the boss! Let them choose a book.
  • Don’t let anyone tell you that comics are not okay to read to kids. Each and everything works. Pamphlets, menu cards, comics, non-fiction, fiction, religious books, anything. ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING!
  • The more interactive, relaxed and fun you make the session, the more likely it is that your child will pick reading over any other form of entertainment.

 

Insta Connect

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At @StoryForMeMiddleEast, we offer personalisation for hair and skin tone πŸ‘§πŸΌπŸ§’πŸ»πŸ‘¦πŸ½πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ .
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Have you ever wondered what goes on in a pet shop when the sun goes down? πŸ€” 🐸
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In this lively and engaging story, your child will find out, as they stumble across the animals having an amazing β€˜Pet Shop Party’! Crafted with clay models, counting has never been so much fun. From one playful puppy to ten tumbling turtles, personalise this number counting book for your pet-loving child now. 🐒🐈🐢 🐠.
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Aged: upto 3 years for boys and girls.
Allows personalization for hair and skin toneπŸ‘§πŸΌπŸ§’πŸ»πŸ‘¦πŸ½πŸ‘‰Three easy steps, all you have to do is log on to: www.Storyforme.me
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#BehindTheScenes Cont’d:
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Sculpting and modeling with clay has been so much fun! Let’s see what’s happening in this β€˜My Pet Shop Party’ counting book! Looks like all the pets are up to mischief when the sun goes down! 🐒🐠🐈🐱.
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Aged: upto 3 years for boys and girls.
Allows personalization for hair and skin toneπŸ‘§πŸΌπŸ§’πŸ»πŸ‘¦πŸ½ πŸ‘‰Three easy steps, all you have to do is log on to: www.Storyforme.me.
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Little Nora Aziz has made our day! 😍 Her excitement at receiving her very own book makes every effort worth while. #ClientDiaries #BookLovers #LittleReaders #Testimonials
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We would like to thank @pearlfmuae  for picking Nora Aziza to win @storyformemiddleeast  contest for such an Amazing Book! Parents you must go visit the story for me website and get your kids one of these amazing personalized books πŸ“š www.storyforme.me  #perfectkidsgift #kidsofdubai #pearlfmuae
#BehindTheScenes magic Cont’d: 
As we close in on another week, we take you into our printing press and show you our checklist : πŸ“ .
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βœ… Book match the colour proofs .
βœ… Check the overall color quality of images. .
βœ… Pay special attention to hair and skin tones.
βœ… Check for printing errors such as scratches, spots, lamination any damage.
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βœ… Packaging for delivery.
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βœ… And off they go! .
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Busy days ahead! It feels awesome to create a community of readers. 
Beautiful books going out in time for our little reader’s birthday. 🎁 Can’t wait for these to be delivered! @StoryForMeMiddleEast #DesertAdventure #TheLostAlphabets .
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We are so excited, it’s #CompetitionTime πŸ“’.
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@StoryForMeMiddleEast has teamed up with Sayidaty Mother & Child! πŸŽ‰ All you have to do is take part in the competition and you could be our lucky winner! #GrabYourCopyNow #DontMissIt .
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@StoryForMeMiddleEast boxes getting ready for dispatch. 🎁 
What would we do without these hardworking and awesome people who make our work so much easier everyday!πŸ™ .
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Story books for our @pearlfmuae contest winners - Nora and Isa - ready to be dispatched! πŸ‘«

If you would also like to win a beautifully #customised #storybook for your loved one, keep watching this space for more announcements. 🎈 .
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#BehindTheScenes cont’d... .
In an attempt to offer a unique story book that comes closer to the child not just by name but also by character.. we decided to offer hair and skin customisations. 🌈After all, the world we live in has different kinds of beautiful children and we have to cater to them all! πŸ™‚
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Thus began our hair and skin combination experiments. Have a look at what a typical combination board in our backend looks like πŸ‘¦πŸ»πŸ‘§πŸΌπŸ‘¦πŸ½πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ‘¦πŸΎ
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Very soon we will be addding more customisations but before that, we want to know what you would like to see in your book? Suggestions welcome!! ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️
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