Is your child old enough to read and yet insists that you read? Should you be worried?

Aarya is a ten year old who hates books but loves being read to! Ofcourse she can read on her own but does not want to. She still prefers being read to. Her mother takes the cue and reads to her along with her siblings who are 6 and 4, a bedtime story almost everyContinue reading “Is your child old enough to read and yet insists that you read? Should you be worried?”

Making Your Child Feel Like A Super Hero

Children’s Books go a long way in enabling your child to believe in oneself. Personalised Story Books makes it one step closer. Here is how… Two and half year old Adrian hated the idea of pre-school. His mother, Sophie thought it was separation anxiety and did a lot of things she could think of toContinue reading “Making Your Child Feel Like A Super Hero”

Making Connections Can Help Beginner Readers

Understanding a story through pictures is hard enough even if someone is telling a story to show what is happening in the pictures. It takes practice and several repeated readings to be able to absorb all that a story book has to offer. When this exercise is coupled with another daunting task- independent reading, booksContinue reading “Making Connections Can Help Beginner Readers”

Is Reading, An Essential Skill?

Between the ages of four and nine, your child will have to master some 100 phonics rules, learn to recognize 3,000 words with just a glance, and develop a comfortable reading speed approaching 100 words a minute. He must learn to combine words on the page with a half-dozen squiggles called punctuation into something –Continue reading “Is Reading, An Essential Skill?”

Overcoming The “learning to read” Barrier

  “Avanthika loved books as a child,” says her mother. “Her face used to light up every time I pulled out her favourite set of books to read. We have read so many books over and over again. But things changed once she started school and the pressure to read on her own increased.” ThatContinue reading “Overcoming The “learning to read” Barrier”

Help Your Child To Believe In Oneself.

It feels good when someone says, “You have got this,” when we are facing a problem. Drawing inspiration from that, MerryGoBooks shows children as problem solvers in stories specially created for them.

Ordering a personalised story book is not as simple as picking up a book in a bookstore. Here is why?

Placing an order for a personalised story book is like working with a designer for custom made outfit. Of course it is not as time consuming as the latter perhaps, but the feeling of satisfaction when the final product comes out is tremendous and worth all the effort.   At MerryGoBooks, we strive to personaliseContinue reading “Ordering a personalised story book is not as simple as picking up a book in a bookstore. Here is why?”

Have you done everything in the book to encourage your child to read and yet, is there no impact?

You might have taken all the recommended measures to encourage your children to read, such as reading a book yourself everyday, leaving books around for easy access, planning frequent library visits and so on? And yet, your child does not pick up a book to read for pleasure. If yes, revisit the times when youContinue reading “Have you done everything in the book to encourage your child to read and yet, is there no impact?”

Personalised Story Books and Reading for Pleasure

Personalised story books are relatively new in concept but are gaining a lot of momentum. The concept means that the reader can appear as the protagonist in a storybook.  MerryGoBooks brings to you information about the potential benefits. Great way to enable children to grasp new information and new vocabulary Research in the education fieldContinue reading “Personalised Story Books and Reading for Pleasure”