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personalized storybooks for children
July 06, 2022

The Benefits of Personalized Storybooks for Children

These engaging tales take the classic experience of exploring a book to the next level. By putting your children in the middle of the action, you give them an extra reason to enjoy every page and help them relate the lessons inside to their own lives and behaviors.

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April 18, 2022

Encouraging Your Child to Read Independently

Reading to your child is a great bonding activity, not to mention a nice way to soothe them to sleep. However, your child will eventually need to make the leap into becoming an independent reader. Here are some tips for encouraging your child to start reading -- or read more often -- on their own.

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October 20, 2020

Celebrate Halloween With Personalized Children’s Books

Make Halloween memorable with personalized children’s books to mark the occasion. There might not be a lot of trick-or-treating for Halloween 2020, but there’s no reason ghosts and goblins can’t come out to play.

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September 01, 2020

Tips for Celebrating a Child’s Birthday When You’re Stuck at Home

No one wants to be stuck at home, especially when it’s their birthday. But that is our new reality, and milestones are being marked in entirely new ways.

When it’s your child’s birthday, and you want to make it as special as possible for them while staying isolated at home, there are a few simple tips that we’re happy to offer at First Time Books.

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July 17, 2020

How Personalized Children’s Books Beat Summer Boredom

Reading for pleasure opens the door to wonder. And what better way to beat the boredom of long summer days than providing an adventure for your child? A book that features your young one as the star is the best way to alleviate those refrains of “I’m bored.” Personalized children’s books put your daughter or son squarely in the story and make them the main character.

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June 24, 2020

How Personalized Children’s Books Help You Raise a Good Reader

Some kids love to read naturally; others need a little encouragement. One way to raise an eager and good reader is to use personalized children’s books. By giving your child a book tailored to them, you can capture their interest and help them engage more with the story.

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June 09, 2020

A Personalized Book Makes for the Perfect Baby Shower Gift

Finding the perfect gift for a baby shower can be challenging. While the soon-to-be parents might have a specific list for you to choose from, it doesn’t mean you can’t shop for something truly special!

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personalized children's notecards
May 18, 2020

Help Your Child Learn to Write Letters with Personalized Note Cards

Writing is a tricky skill for young people to pick up. Not only is it difficult for them to move the pencil the way they want, but also it can be intimidating to stare down a blank page. Personalized children's notecardscan make learning to write more fun -- and also result in keepsakes to cherish for years.

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May 13, 2020

Teach Your Child Life Lessons with Personalized Books

Children love the sound of language long before they’re introduced to words on a page. As they grow and learn to read, they create a long-lasting bond with the stories they come across. That’s why it is so important to find books that engage them and offer them deeper insight into the world around them.

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May 05, 2020

Teaching Reading Skills at Home

Nothing is more invaluable to a child’s young life than fostering a love for reading. However, reading can be a challenging skill for most young ones to master. Fortunately, with a little dedication on your part and plenty of personalized children’s books, you can make it a little easier for your child to realize why reading is so great. Here are three things to keep in mind if you’re looking to promote better reading habits at home:

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Raise Grateful Children – Teach Them to Write Thank-You Notes
February 27, 2020

Raise Grateful Children – Teach Them to Write Thank-You Notes

As a parent, you want so much for your child -- happiness, health, success, and maybe even good manners. With the fast pace of life and the continual distraction of electronics, this can be a challenge. But we have an easy and convenient way for you to do this with personalized children's notecards.

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The Benefits of Reading to Your Child
February 20, 2020

The Benefits of Reading to Your Child

If your parents read to you as a child, you likely have wonderful memories of closeness, excitement, and entertainment. If not, don’t deprive your child, for this simple activity offers benefits in so many ways. The most obvious is language skills. By hearing the words and then coming to associate them with the pictures and letters on the page, your child improves their vocabulary and picks up the fundamentals of reading.

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Using the Potty Time Book & Training Tips
February 03, 2020

Using the Potty Time Book & Training Tips

Teaching your child how to use the bathroom is an important step in their life as well as your life as a parent--and it isn’t always an easy one. There are a number of different steps to take when it comes to simplifying the potty training process, so you don’t pull your hair out trying to get your little one to meet this exciting developmental milestone.

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Why Personalized Children’s Story Books Make Great Gifts
January 27, 2020

Why Personalized Children’s Story Books Make Great Gifts

Do you find yourself at wit’s end when it comes time to figure out the best gift to give your niece, nephew, grandchild, friend’s child, or just about any other kid you may know? You want to do something a little more special than just buying them the latest fad toy. The solution for you may be found within the pages of a book.

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Learning the Alphabet is Easy with a Personalized ABC Book
January 20, 2020

Learning the Alphabet is Easy with a Personalized ABC Book

Ensuring that your child gets the best learning experience available is important; especially when it comes to the basics. A personalized ABC book, like those that can be found through First Time Books, is one of the premier ways to ensure that any child is getting the most they can out of their learning experience.

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January 13, 2020

Celebrate Their First Birthday with a Custom Book

A child’s first birthday is a momentous occasion. It’s a time for celebration and gifts. If among those gifts is a personalized first birthday book, that child is a lucky one. It means that someone cares enough to give them the gift of reading.

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Welcome to Our Blog
January 02, 2020

Welcome to Our Blog

Books and children go together like puppies and kittens, like birthdays and balloons, like cookies and milk. They are just made to be together. At First Time Books, we truly believe that and champion the value of reading to young people every chance we get. This is one of those chances. It’s our new blog, and we want to welcome you to it.

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