Thursday, September 4, 2008
Flatten MeFor parents of elementary school children, the efforts to get your kids interested in reading can be rather difficult. Whether it’s finding a topic of interest, battling to keep focus, struggling to accept frustrations in reading and comprehending the material… all serve as obstacles between your child and joy of reading.
Fortunately, there are others who understand our plight and they are working to innovate the way we entice our little ones to excel.
FlattenMe.com is a wonderful publication company specializing in custom-made pictorial novels for our children. The idea is simple in design, yet the depth of influence that results is astounding.
The emotion is one we have all enjoyed, a moment of time captured in a picture. If you are a parent, you have learned to enjoy the memories and thoughts those moments bring to mind when you view those pictures, and FlattenMe.com wants to help you take that a step further. Using a picture of your child and a list of options you select to tailor the novel to your desires, FlattenMe.com will construct a imaginative, intriguing story of fantasy and legend built around images of your child and enhanced with your child’s name serving as the primary character of the tale.
The desire was to enhance the use of a picture by creating new venues of inspiration from those pictures, creating a book you and your family can enjoy for years to come. However, upon review and use of such a book, created for my oldest, I must report the effects of this tool have provided so much more.
My daughter can’t stop reading the book. She is fascinated, and I am as pleased as can be with the improved interest in reading as well as the mind-strengthening articulation I can hear my daughter developing. The repetition of the tale helps her practice more difficult words, bolstering her vocabulary while allowing her to perfect pronunciation… and to be honest, I was starting to feel like we were becoming slaves to the world of technology (i.e. television and video games), but the renewed desire to read has calmed those mind-numbing habits and has us all enjoying interactive times with each other.
The book itself is of the highest quality, printed on glossy stock with pages that will stand the test of time. The artwork is colorful and the use of my daughter’s picture reflects the playful style of the story. My child’s name is prominently displayed on the cover, included in the title with a picture that shows the story is yours. It is a beautiful product, and it will be there for continued enjoyment for years to come.
FlattenMe.com offers a wide variety of tales and designs to help you find the perfect gift for your child. The site allows customers to view the product before it is confirmed for order, and they can be printed in any one of seven languages (including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Finnish, and Dutch).
Check out FlattenMe.com today. Everything you will need to know is there, including all of the products and information you need to make the right choice for you. Enjoy.