Monroe, New York (PRWEB) January 10, 2014
Sometimes it’s hard to get kids to read, but reading plays an integral part in a developing child’s overall learning. Children's Personalized Books from KD Novelties can help get kids interested in reading and turn it into a lifelong love for learning.
As many as 40% of kids in the US will fail to meet basic levels of reading proficiency by the 4th grade, and the future statistics aren’t looking much better. While more interactive forms of play have taken the forefront, such as tablets and other electronics, a main reason why kids are failing to meet national standards is a simple lack of motivation. One way to get kids to read is self-inclusion, as seen in the personalized photo books produced by KD Novelties. When kids see themselves in the stories they read, the more likely they are to pick up a book and make it a lifelong habit. "The more kids read, the more kids are motivated to learn and continue learning throughout their adolescent and adult lives," says Kim Delgado spokesperson of KD Novelties.
Books have a lot of competition these days. Games, shows, and other devices offer interactivity which draws in a lot of attention. While some of these devices also have learning capabilities, it’s an interest in books and reading that has a direct correlation to learning and comprehension. A child who reads is more likely to develop a lifelong love of learning which will greatly affect their academic performance as well as an overall happiness with their lives. But how can you get a kid to read when they just don’t want to? A lot of kids who don’t normally read see the act of reading as a chore. When kids see themselves featured in the stories they read, taking an active part in their adventure, they are also taking an active role in learning. If kids see themselves in books, they’ll not only be more willing to read the book but will also be more willing to read other books as well.
Literacy does not only concern books; literacy affects a child’s overall ability to read situations, people and problems. By giving a child the love of reading, they also gain a love for learning and bettering themselves. A certain self-confidence is gained from the independent act of reading, and a personalized book, such as those from KD Novelties, can help jumpstart that self-confidence significantly. If a child sees their persona actively learning and interacting in storytime adventures, they can more easily imagine a wealth of possibility for themselves in their own lives and take charge of their reading and education.