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Personalized Books for Children

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Personalized children’s books are usually based upon animal themes or fairy stories that all children seem to love. They often introduce an educational element too. However, the fact that the boy or girl is actually in the story brings them to life in a totally new, different and fascinating way. You can see the child’s excitement build as they realize they have actually been woven into the story. They see their own names, their friends and their home town actually playing a key role as events unfold.

Across the United States ever increasing numbers of parents and grandparents are purchasing personalized children’s books for their young relatives. They become items that are treasured by the child and parent alike. The personalized book is something that will be enjoyed by the child right now but will remain a treasured item and reminder of the growing up period for many years.

Personalized children’s books can be given to children at almost any occasion. They make wonderful gifts for all celebrations including Christmas, birthdays and kindergarten graduation ceremonies.

Personalized books are printed by the use of a modern digital press that allows every single sheet of paper coming out to be completely unique every time. This relatively recent technology allows the creation and printing of books with different content on every page. Printing is just another area where digital processes make new things possible and affordable.

Personalized children’s books are educationally sound because they are written and produced by people who understand the different stages of a child growing up. The involvement of the child in the story sparks imagination and acts a stimulus to reading and understanding the book. This can have a positive effect on rapid literary development. Another benefit is that the child being the central figure in the story helps them develop their own self-confidence. As they read their own story they start to see themselves as individuals; self-esteem and self-worth build.

One final major and often unconsidered advantage of personalized children’s books is that they make great fundraising items. Because they are so popular they are easy to sell. This means that they are ideal for neighbourhood or charitable fundraising efforts. What works for a lot of fundraisers is to take local advance orders and then give the books to the children during the actual event.

Audio Books For the Blind

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

In today’s society, we obtain a great deal of information and entertainment using computers and the internet. Because they are very image-based, blind and visually impaired people struggle much more to access comparable information. Nor is Braille that much more convenient. While it does allow people to enjoy written language, it can be expensive and out of reach for many blind people.

A technological advance for blind and visually impaired people was developed. Audio books for blind people allow many more people to easily obtain information, hear stories, and stay current with the world’s news.

Mass production of audio books for the blind meant that for the first time, visually impaired individuals could go online and download a book. While it may seem simple, this allowed the first opportunity to enjoy books in an expensive or even free way.

In this case, technology has provided an enormous benefit for people around the world: blind people can now obtain an education that they would not have even five years ago.

The scope of audio books for the blind is unlimited, giving visually impaired people the ability to enjoy subjects like art, music, drama, history, economics, geography, literature, and more. This would have been unimaginable – or at least a dream – even a few years ago.

Audio books for the blind have been a great boon for education. Core subjects of reading, mathematics, writing, and science are available in audio form, giving every student and every lover of knowledge access to education.

Audio books for the blind also provide an opportunity for entertainment. Now, blind and visually impaired people can simply hear a story for pleasure, and the choices are diverse. Thousands of books – all different forms of fiction and nonfiction, contemporary or classic, popular, and more obscure – are available for the enjoyment of blind people.

Audio books are a great example of how technology can benefit and enhance people’s lives, especially those with disabilities.