Friday, August 29, 2014

Back to School Giveaway

Back to School Giveaway with Personalized Book
School is just around the corner for some and already here for others. No matter where school lies in your schedule, prepping for this time of year can stress out any parent, kid and family in general. It is a hectic time of changing schedules, new routines, and of course making sure that you have all of the necessary supplies to meet the new academic year with total success. KD Novelties is here with a Back to School Giveaway that is sure to get any kid excited and put any parent at ease.

KD Novelties back to school giveaway is a great way to kick off a new year. The special offer includes your choice of a brand new backpack, some school supplies (including pencils, notebooks, ruler and other traditional back to school staples) and a fun back to school personalized book. This year, the personalized book included is School is Fun

It is common for kids to feel apprehensive about starting a new school year, whether they are first timers or not. A new year means new teachers, new friends and new things to learn. “School is Fun personalized book” can help get any kid in the right mindset to be excited for school. A personalized book where they are the main character and the star can help ease them into this transition, making school seem less scary and more fun!


Even if you’ve already begun the back to school haul, an extra backpack and supplies can definitely come in handy and help you and your child feel even more prepared for the year ahead. Take part in our special giveaway today!

ENTER HERE AND GOOD LUCK!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Getting Back into the School Spirit

Back to School

New environments can sometimes be difficult for kids to adjust to. Whether they have already started school or not, going to a new place after a long summer can take some getting used to. Some children may not be quite as receptive to the idea of heading back to the classroom or entering the classroom for the first time, and this is completely normal. Change can be difficult for some children when they are younger, but using tools to ease them into new changes can be helpful for them in the short-term as well as the long-term.

First Day of School Personalized Book
Personalized children’s books by KD Novelties can provide kids with an accessible means of becoming acquainted or reacquainted with the idea of school. KD Novelties offers several personalized back-to-school books, including “My First Day at School”, “My School Fun Book”, and “School is Fun”. All of these books can insert children in the heart of school, making the idea of a transition that much more fun and easier to swallow. When kids see themselves having fun in a new situation or place, they are more likely to grow excited and want to do those things themselves. Stories help motivate kids to make changes and try new things, and books that star them personally help even more.




School is Fun Personalized Book

Personalized books have proven to help children overcome personal obstacles which can include potty training or even bullying. When kids see themselves in the midst of the action, they can imagine themselves taking charge in their actual lives. When children see a version of themselves accomplishing things, the idea of doing the same in reality becomes less scary and feels more realistic and plausible to them. Giving kids books about their exploits at school can help them become more excited and welcoming of the change and help ease any anxiety they may be feeling.

For a limited time our personalized school books are on SALE so be sure to collect in on the savings and load their backpacks with books they will treasure for a lifetime.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Back to School Sale! Save Big on Personalized Children's Books

Back to School Sale on Personalized Books

Summer is winding down and back to school shopping is in full gear!  We have a sale on personalized school books to get your kids excited about going back to school and getting them in the habit of reading.  Our personalized children's books are special in that they star your child as the main character.

Sale Ends on September 6, 2014 so hurry and stock up on books that they will treasure for a lifetime.


My First Day at School Personalized Children's Book

KD Novelties is an award winning publisher of personalized kids books that have been bringing smiles to children's faces, building their self-esteem & promoting literacy for over 10 years.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Terrance the Giraffe Personalized Kids Book Wins Creative Child Magazine Award

Winning an award is a thing of prestige. It denotes importance, but depending on where the award comes from can determine just how important that award is. Recently, KD Novelties “Terrance the Giraffe personalized children’s book” has been granted best book of the year award from the Creative Child Magazine's Awards Program. Unlike most other programs which administer awards on the word of a single judge or small panel, the Creative Child Magazine's Awards Program uses the opinions and judgment of a wide range of individuals, from moms, music educators, to early education professions in choosing it’s winners.  What makes this award so unique is that every product was tested and used based on factors such as creativity, literacy, kid friendly and many more categories.
Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year Award


“Terrance the Giraffe” is a personalized story from KD Novelties that helps kids sympathize and empathize with Terrance, a giraffe who experiences adversity and bullying. Bullying is a huge topic for discussion for parents and kids alike. Whether kids are the victims of or the witnesses to bullying, this book puts kids in the shoes of a friend that helps Terrance overcome his problems. It puts kids on a journey that teaches them how hurtful bullying can be, and that overcoming bullying is possible as well. The message of this book applies to every child, whether they have been bullied, have bullied, or have seen someone else be bullied. By making the story personalized, children can connect to the lesson being taught while also embarking on their own personal journey.



Terrance the Giraffe Personalized Children's Book


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Writing to Read

Summer is a magical time for children. They look forward to its freedoms and are more than excited for their free time. This undoubtedly means time to play and for many kids this may not include any activities that actively engage with their critical thinking, which can have an effect on their academic and reading skills. It is suggested that kids read at least six books over the summer in order to retain the reading level they finished the previous school year with, but there are other fun ways to engage with kids’ critical thinking and reading skills, and one such way is writing. 
Writing is dynamic. The act of writing asks kids to think analytically and exercises their reading abilities as well. Reading and writing are intrinsically linked, and the act of practicing writing coherent sentences, thoughts and ideas can help foster kids’ reading skills throughout the summer. Asking your child to keep a journal can be beneficial in more than just one way. Asking them to write about what they have done over the summer, whether day by day, week by week or after day trips and vacations, has them reflecting on their own lives and helps them develop key communication skills. Kids don’t just have to write journals, they can write poetry or even short stories as well. These more creative forms of writing will inspire their imagination, the use of which also helps with critical thinking and reading comprehension. 
Writing can ignite a child's imagination

Reading is important for kids in school, but writing is too. Practicing one of these skills actually helps develop their skills in both fields, and it can absolutely be fun as well. Additionally, ask your kids to read what they write when they are finished. This will help them exercise their reading skills and will help create memories as well.
Making reading and writing can be a lot of fun. It can also provide your family with gems from your child’s life. They’ll enjoy reading their journals when they are older, and you can share their written creative work with the family for years to come.

KD Novelties publishes personalized books for kids and have been putting smiles on children's faces for over 10 years.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

10 Things Kids Want Their Parents To Do With Them

Parent and child quality time is vital to every kid’s development and self-worth. It helps build character, builds a personal relationship between child and parent and helps kids form lasting and meaningful relationships with others as they grow older. There are countless benefits to this quality time and even kids know how important it can be. When kids tell their parents what they want from them, it does well to listen. Chances are it will benefit and enrich both child and parent in ways beyond measure.

Reading with kids
1.     Read to me! Reading is a wonderful way to spend personal time with children. Sharing this pastime helps kids develop an interest in and a love for reading, which can drastically help their academic success and promote a lifelong love of learning. Sharing a book together creates special memories that both parent and child will cherish forever. Personalized books from KD Novelties, can help create more unique reading memories and unique experiences to share with one another.
2.     Tuck me in at night and tell me stories! Sending kids off to bed with a proper goodnight is very personal and helps build an intimate relationship that will help kids as they grow older by helping them create meaningful relationships. Not only that, but it will help parents and children have meaningful relationships together that will last. Telling kids stories about when their parents were young gives them an idea of their parents childhood and will help bring them closer through these special personal moments shared.
3.     Play more often! Playing with kids and allowing them to play more can actually help their creativity and individuality. Giving their imagination exercise helps them develop key skills and by parents playing along with them, gives them an opportunity to teach them valuable lessons, in a fun atmosphere, while creating memories together.
4.     Spend more time with me, not just with my other brothers and sisters! Spending quality time with kids should be an individual experience. While it is still important to spend time as a family, spending time with each child individually helps develop their self worth and their unique sense of self. It also shows them that their parents care about who they are, what they like, and what makes them a special individual.
5.     Talk to me at dinner! Kids really benefit from conversation. Asking them about their day and hearing about their parents’ days help them feel like part of the family, and not just a kid. This also helps them develop confidence in their thoughts and feelings knowing that they are valued.
6.     Give me hugs and kisses more often! Showing affection regularly shows kids that they are loved and valued. Plus it always feels nice to know that someone cares, at any age.
Hugging makes kids feel special
7.     Discipline me when I need it! It may sound odd, but disciplining children when it is deserved shows that their parents care about their actions and decisions. This active role teaches kids about consequence and gives their fast developing lives more meaning and value. Give them reasons for the discipline and especially because you care. They won't like it in the beginning but will be very thankful in the end.
8.     Share some of my favorite things with me! When parents spend time watching their children’s favorite shows, listening to their favorite music, and reading their favorite books with them, kids feel that their opinions are valued. It is also a great way to spend some quality time and grow close, getting to know what one another likes and dislikes.
9.     Leave me notes! Leaving personal messages in lunch bags or in their pockets when kids go off to school or daycare remind them that they are being thought of and that someone loves them.
10.  Take care of me and make sure I am healthy! Feeding kids healthy foods and being mindful of their health and well-being not only shows them that their parents care but it also helps them learn to take care of themselves as they grow older.

Teaching children valuable lessons while also building a strong personal bond with them will not only help them develop, but will enrich both parties involved. We urge you to listen to what your kids are saying and keep these pointers in mind.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Terrance the Giraffe Teaches Kids and Wins Mom’s Choice Award®

Terrance the Giraffe
Growing up can be challenging. Kids understand this better than anyone, but sometimes they need a little more convincing that they are not alone. As they learn about and navigate the world around them, kids respond and react to literature and other forms of media that directly relate to their lives and interests. As kids deal with adversity, whether they feel different or face difficulties for being a little different, having a friend and a story to relate to can help them develop the self-confidence they need to overcome their personal obstacles by becoming stronger and more self-assured. Terrance the Giraffe, a personalized book from KD Novelties, aims to help kids better understand differences from within themselves and with others, and has earned a Mom’s Choice Award in its endeavor.
The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children and families. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. Parents, educators, librarians and retailers look for the Mom's Choice Awards Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality materials for children and families.

We are thrilled about this prestigious award and take great pride in knowing that our newest personalized title Terrance the Giraffe personalized children’s book has been named best in family-friendly products.

About Terrance the Giraffe: In Terrance the Giraffe kids help Terrance overcome a difficult time in his life. Terrance is teased for being different, and your child is tasked as Terrance’s friend to help encourage Terrance and see the harm in bullying or teasing others. Whether kids have dealt with teasing from the receiving or acting end, they will learn a lot from this book. As they help Terrance through his experiences, they will better understand and empathize with his feelings, identifying with Terrance’s struggles and emotions.

Terrance the Giraffe is available in hardcover and e-Book version for tech savvy kids.

For ages 3 to 11 years.  For more personalized products visit our website at www.KDNovelties.com.