I happened upon this website today via a Pinterest pin and fell in love with the idea: http://www.pintsizeproductions.com/
I then spent my entire afternoon today designing a board book for my son. How fantastic is it that your child can open a bok and see pictures of him/herself as well as family, friends and things they love. As a former teacher I can say that this type of book can really help to strengthen connections a child is making. I can remember being told in our prenatal classes that it would be a great idea to put pictures near the crib and on the walls of family so that the baby could see those people and as a parent we could practice pointing and saying their names. This DIY tho, takes it a step further, and you can be as creative or as simple as you want to be. I can only imagine the fascination my son will have when he opens this book and sees the people he loves with every page turn. I am so thrilled to have stumbled upon this engaging literacy craft.
What are board books you may ask? You probably have one in your home right now, especially if you have a Sandra Boynton book in your home! Board books are very durable and great for small children to use and play with so that they can start very early learning their ABC's, colors and numbers and of course begin their love and appreciation for books that will hopefully last for the rest of their lives.
I really like the idea of creating my own via this site. The one I created today has pictures of his family! I loved that I had not only options of templates from which to pick from, but I could also make a blank one and start from scratch. The blank board books will make a fantastic option in the future as my son grows and we can make one together using all sorts of crafty supplies!
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