Wednesday, December 16, 2009
"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." — Jacqueline Kennedy
I have always loved this quote, especially now that I have a child of my own. Reading is one of the most important skills for children to grasp, and not only is reading great learning time, but it's also a great way to spend quality time with your child. Izzy's favorite activity of all time is reading, and this makes me a very happy mom. I love that she is so enthralled by the different characters on each page, especially at her young age. Every night when we tuck her into bed, we read 3 stories, and of course, this is highly unsatisfactory in Izzy's mind. So, she gets out of bed and piles around 15 books all around her in bed and reads until she falls asleep. I really do need to take a picture of that sometime and post it!
You can probably tell by now that reading is important very important at our house. This is why I'm SO excited to tell you about my new favorite book publishing company: Flatten Me. This company truly envelopes everything you remember about being a kid and being in love with reading stories about magic, fairies, and pirates. Flatten Me specializes in creating personalized stories for your children, giving them a unique experience where they can literally be part of the story! Not only does Flatten Me create amazing personalized books, but they also make festive cards, journals (which are perfect for the preteen!), dress up themed gifts! There are selections for both boys and girls, so you are sure to find a story that will appeal to every child. You will love Flatten Me, and more importantly, so will your child!
Flatten Me sent Izzy and I the personalized story "Isabella in GlitterGills" and it turned out so fabulously! Izzy absolutely went nuts when she saw her picture in the book! The story is about a mermaid (which is one of Izzy's current obsessions), so she loves getting to read all about her own mermaid adventures! I would recommend this book as a great gift idea to commemorate special events especially! I know that I'm going to keep Flatten Me in mind whenever we're in search of birthday gifts, when children love to be the center of attention! These books really help children to use their imagination in thinking of themselves within the story, and it's so fun to see Izzy's face light up every time we read this story, it makes her feel so special!
Keep Flatten Me in mind for your child, and you will have one happy, imaginative kid on your hands! And if you order the "GlitterGills" book, don't be too surprised if your child decides to be a mermaid in real life and splash all over the tub!
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