Bonding Over Personalised Name Labels

Posted in Kid's World
on February 29, 2016

Is it time to order a new batch of personalised name labels? Perhaps this is something that you’ve always looked forward to? Sitting down and putting together the different label elements to come up with your own design can be very creatively satisfying.

It’s one thing to order labels for yourself, and another to order for your children. You don’t mind doing it, of course. You like producing something attractive that you know your kids will like. You know that Matt likes dinosaurs, that daisies are Chloe’s favourite flowers, that Jamie is into pirates, or that Sarah loves rainbows. Who knows your own children better than you do, right? Besides, you’ll be the one to pay for the order anyway. You’re obviously the person for the task.

But what if you looked at the ordering experience as so much more than that? It can definitely be a teaching opportunity, for one. For another, it can be a bonding experience. The process of choosing for themselves is really beneficial to them. Giving them choices is actually crucial to their development, which is why it’s considered a fundamental aspect of high-quality early childhood curriculum.

You can call your child or children, if you have more than one. Sit them, one at a time, beside you in front of your computer or device and then guide them through the process of personalising their name labels. Of course, the degree of help you provide depends on their age and cognitive ability.

It’s going to be one decision after another. First they have to choose the main theme or style. There are so many to choose from. They could very well surprise you and pick something that you wouldn’t have considered for them. After this, they get to pick the colour motif for the labels.

The next step is something they actually have to come up with themselves. They get to decide what text to put on the labels. You might want to give them ideas and steer them away from inappropriate options. Finally, they get to pick out a text font.

Going through this process is a learning experience for them and is an enjoyable time spent with you. You can even turn it into an annual back-to-school tradition. Having them pick the design will also increase the value of the personalised name labels in their regard. Not only will the labels look just as your children want them to; they will also invoke a sense of ownership.


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