Personalized Books For Toddlers – Pros, Cons, Features And Recommendations
Once your little one starts to reach the toddler stage, they will be more inquisitive, curious and at the same time loves to wonder about a lot of things. This is also the best time to teach them basic educations.
These include number familiarization, color introduction and, most importantly alphabet awareness. Since your toddler’s brain is like a sponge during this time, it will be easier for you to educate them and at the same time have fun during the process.
Possibly one of the best partners that can help you with your child’s education is personalized books for toddlers. These books will be able to not only make your teaching fun but also make your child feel special. Of course, these books will also come in different variations depending on your child’s gender, age and many more.
Personalized Story Books for Toddlers
The best thing that you can get when you purchase personalized storybooks for toddlers is that you get to make it as special and as unique as your child. Each child has their own “particular” yet amazing way of expressing themselves. It is our job as parents to harness these straits and use them to make our kids the best that they can be without robbing them of their individuality.
Also, you must take into consideration how the aesthetic of the book will coincide with your child’s preference and taste. For example, my daughter loves books with butterflies, bright colors, and shapes in it. So I make it a point to remind myself of these things every time I look for new story books for her.
The only problem is that, when I go for a book hunt, not all of these ideas are found in just one book. That is why looking for the best book for my little one has always been a dilemma of mine. It is like looking for a needle in a haystack each time I buy a book. That is why I keep on praying to find at least a “good enough” book for my daughter.
Any parent would want the best for their kids, especially when it comes to their learning and education. But how can we do so if there are so few choices for us in the bookstores? Yes, I know that you are also in this particular predicament when you go book shopping for your kids as well.
But by using a personalized book specially made for your toddles, we can confidently do so. Instead of looking for hours for a book that you “think” that your kid will like, you now have the power to make your own version. One that you are “sure” that your kid will love and enjoy reading. A personalized book can give you the freedom to choose what you want and ho
w you want it. You can be able to adjust the story depending on your child’s interests, personality, and nature.
Another great thing about a personalized book is that your kid and other members of the family can join in the story. You can make the book your special “family book” because it will allow interaction with other family members both in the story and out of it. This way, family bonding will be much more frequent and even more special.
Personalized Toddler Books
A good example of a personalized toddler book is the “Who Loves Me?” personalized book created by Jennifer Dewing and illustrated by Maria Carluccio. This book allows a total of six people that play a significant role in your child’s life to say how much they love him/her.
The book is twenty pages long if you are able to complete the six people you would want to include in the story. The book is a great storytime companion for your child who is between the ages of one month to six years old.
The best thing that I like about this book is that it can be made for both boys and girls. The illustrations, color scheme, and overall artistry can be applicable to any gender. The book also has different versions of stories which are also based if your child has an older or younger sibling or even if you have twins.
Personalized Books for Boys
For those who have boys, you would know that they are a tad adventurous and have a wider and wider sense of imagination. Knowing this, you can now choose the best-personalized storybooks for boys. You can have a look at the book made by Maia Haag which centers on a story of your child being part of a pirate crew.
The personalized book entitled “My Very Own Pirate Tale” can indeed catch your little boy’s interest especially if he loves the sea and loves to imagine himself being a pirate. The book will also spell out your little buccaneer’s name and with each letter, a sea creature will accompany it. In addition, each letter will also describe why your little boy would fit perfectly as the captain’s first mate.
But don’t get me wrong, this book can also be a good addition to your little girl’s collection especially if she wants to be in the captain’s crew. The book is best introduced for kids from zero to eight years of age.
Personalized Books for Girls
On the other hand, girls are more attracted to princesses, fairy tales, flowers, and fairies. Personalized books for girls must include the so-called “sugar and spice and everything nice” recipe in it. Another work by Maia Haag has caught my attention, especially because I have a daughter of my own who loves colorful things.
The “My Very Own Fairy Tale” book will transport your little girl into a world of fairies, flowers and a magically beautiful garden. Similar to the abovementioned books, the story will spell out your daughter’s name and at the same time, flower fairies will tell her the perfect traits she has making her the perfect fairy princess.
The book can be a keepsake four your little girl starting from her birth up until the age of eight. The book will also feature your baby girl’s birthdate and your personal dedication at the end of the story. The length of the story is around thirty pages long depending on the length of your child’s name.
Personalized Books for Toddlers with Pictures
Another important thing to take into consideration is that your child enjoys pictures. It helps them become more attached and drawn into the books that they read. What better way for them to become more excited and interested in the book than to have their very own version of personalized books for toddlers with pictures included in it.
If you plan to buy this type of personalized book then I suggest you take a look at a book entitled “1-2-3 Blast Off with Me.” This personalized toddler book is wonderfully created by Jennifer Dewing and beautifully illustrated by Holli Conger.
Not only will you be able to enjoy reading to your child but at the same time, they will get to see their own faces on each page of the book. The book will also showcase your child’s name throughout the story as they imagine themselves having an amazing adventure in outer space.
The book can be a special gift that you can give to your son or your daughter because of its illustrations which can be appreciated by both boys and girls. This book can be enjoyed by kids as early as in their newborn months up until their age of six.
My Personal Verdict
I decided to choose these particular personalized books for several reasons that I think can greatly help me teach my child and at the same time bond with them. First is the personalized story that will be made for them in relation to their names. It will not only catch their attention but at the same time, it will let them feel that their names have very special meanings.
Another factor that took my vote is that each and every one of these books is kid-proof. What I mean by that is that the book is hardbound and will be very durable which will hopefully prolong its shelf-life if properly cared for.
Finally, the dedication that can be placed at the last part of the book. Be it a simple note, the date of your child’s birth, their pictures or even a well thought of letter for them. It is such a great way to show them how much they mean to you and how much you love them. Plus, it will be forever placed in their very own special book that is made just for them.