Hi everyone, Shari M., a school psychologist and mom fromhttp://www.apsychmommy.com/, shared some of her thoughts with us regarding early readers and the effect of personalization: “I know based on my experiences, one of the recommendations we give to parents and teachers to enhance learning is to make the information meaningful to the child–so, if a book… Continue reading Make Learning to Read Eaiser
While we have found that rhyming, repetition and personalization all play an important role in creating stories that engage children and make reading more fun, we would love for any reading experts out there to share their thoughts! Here are some sites we have used in our research: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/child/ http://www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/ http://www.education.com http://www.pbs.org/parents/childdevelopment/ Please share any… Continue reading Calling All Freckle-Experts!
Frecklebox just completed a photo contest for our new website coming soon. We were amazed and overwhelmed by the quality and quantity of photo submissions by our loyal customers. Frecklebox would like to thank everyone who participated, and congratulate Heather J, Lisa M and Tracy R for their winning photo entries. Stay tuned for more contests and… Continue reading Thank you, Freckleheads!
Wow…Frecklebox just had its first appearance on TV! We’d like to thank everyone at the show for making us feel comfortable and welcome. And I have to say, Spencer Christian and Jannelle Wang were even nicer in person than they appear on TV. Our segment on the show was about our personalized books and personalized gifts and how they can encourage kids… Continue reading Frecklebox on TV!
My mother-in-law, who is an autism expert, forwarded us a book concept that was originally written by the grandmother of one of her clients. Our hope is that this will make a great personalized gift for kids with special needs. We not only want the kids to relate to the story, we also believe it will touch the family and friends who will… Continue reading Special Needs / Autism Book
I just finished writing a personalized book about an adopted child. It was inspired by several comments we’ve received regarding our new baby book where people wanted to change the pregnant mom page to somehow convey adopting a child instead. We are currently working on editing the story and drawing the illustrations; any ideas on how to make the book appeal… Continue reading Adoption Book Coming Soon
It’s always fun when the previous year’s most popular baby name list comes out, especially since as a personalized gift provider, we see a lot of unique names come our way! Emma and Jacob ruled 2008 in the number one spot respectively for girls and boys. But, a lot of more unusual names are on their way… Continue reading Personalized gifts, not just for John and Jane anymore…
I really just wanted to share a few quotes that I have come across about books and children. These really hit home to me, and I hope you find them inspirational as well. “A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages, looking at its pictures, and living its fascinating stories goes hand-in-hand with a… Continue reading Three Great Quotes