Welcome to the Summer Sweeping Giveaway Hop, hosted by Viva Veltoro and Lindsey Blogs. Summer is just getting started because it is definitely HOT, HOT, HOT outside. Each blogger in this Event has a giveaway worth at least $25 to help you stay cool and keep Summer Sweeping with this fun Giveaway Hop – so be sure to hop around to them all below including our hosts - Viva Veltoro has an amazing collection of baby prizes and Lindsey Blogs is sharing a few of her favorite brands with you!
**Product received for review. All thoughts are my own.
Do you remember the excitement you had as a child when you found that license plate (or keychain, etc) with your name on it? How proud were you to show it off? (Or if you're like me, how disappointed were you when you realized they didn't have your name...again!)
Kids love anything and everything with their names! From license plates, to stickers, to backpacks... it's all fun for them! But what about books? Can you imagine giving your child a book that featured their name and was written to them? Sounds pretty wonderful, right? This is just what I See Me! provides with their amazing personalized books!
I See Me! books offer personalized children's books in a variety of stories perfect for ALL kids. Their mission is to ' increase self esteem in children through personalized books that celebrate the uniqueness of each child. The goal of our books is to show each child how absolutely unique and special he or she is, to teach the child how to spell his or her name, and to build vocabulary skills.'
I have had the chance to work with I See Me! a few times over the last few years, and my son has always been thrilled when a new book had arrived, just for him! He loved going through each page and finding his name, incorporated not only in the words of the story, but also into the gorgeous artwork. Still, I couldn't help but wonder if perhaps after this time the fun of a personalized book had worn off for him. But when I gave him the opportunity to choose another book recently, I quickly discovered that was not the case! He could not wait to start browsing and find that perfect 'all about Shaun' book to add to his collection. It didn't take long for him to land on the perfect book for him, God Loves You!
In the past, the books he had received from I See Me! were all about teaching lessons. He had a book on being a big kid that reminded him of important life skills like brushing his teeth, using the potty, etc. He had a book about sports that taught him how to be a team player, follow the rules and show good sportsmanship. These were all wonderful lessons that served as a type of social story for him as well. By putting him into the story, he helped to really make those ideas much more personal to him- something that is very important for kids on the autism spectrum like my son.
And what greater lesson could there be than teaching our children that they are loved by God? This is exactly what this book does. It reminds our little ones that they were created by God and the He loves them unconditionally- when they succeed, when they fall short- always. Of course, most kids 'know' this...just think about the song, "Jesus loves me, this I know..." BUT when you hear that phrase or hear that song, it doesn't always register as something personal. When you have a book like this that says God loves YOU, Shaun; God created YOU, Shaun...it MAKES it personal. It takes away the abstract and put it on a level that all kids can understand- again particularly important for kids like my son.
With its stunning artwork and beautiful words, this might just be my favorite book yet, but it is just one of the many selections available. From fairy tales to adventures, there truly is a story for every child. What better way to discourage summer slide this summer than by keeping your child reading with a book that is all about them? These books from I See Me! make the perfect personalized children's gifts for ALL occasions, but they also offer a variety of other fun gift ideas like Lunchboxes / Puzzles /Coloring Books/ Placemats / Stickers and Growth Charts!You can find out more and connect at the links below:
Google+ : https://plus.google.com/+ISMBooks/about
Email promos/discounts and updates: http://www.iseeme.com/preference-center.html
And to help you encourage your little one to read, I See Me! is offering one very lucky reader the chance to win their choice of book! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below:a Rafflecopter giveaway