We recently had an amazing opportunity to check out the first book in the Belly Book collection: Can't Wait to Show You! Local Cape Cod Moms & Authors Jacqueline Boyle & Susan Lupone Stonis collaborated on this book which seeks to bring literacy to our children right from the beginning!
Recent research from the University of Helsinki have found that newborn babies learn and remember words that they heard repeatedly in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy.
Belly Books are great because they help deepen the connection between the new baby to be and the family. The babies will remember the voice and rhythm of the story after they are born and it will help soothe them.
"The book fits well to belly and is a comfortable size and weight. The majority of the book rhymes nicely with upbeat and positive whimsical images of childhood such as first experiences of sun beams and snowflakes. The babies vary in appearance throughout the book and it is a great bonding experience to have with baby to be. I look forward to rereading it once the baby arrives."
Below, Amy was able to interview both Jacqueline & Susan regarding this awesome venture. Check out the video below for some great insight from the authors, their backgrounds, how they balance their families and this project and where they are heading!
This book is great for a gift (hint Mother's Day is coming, and we've heard about lots of baby showers happening soon!).
You can purchase it locally at Titcomb's Bookstore (book signing May 10, 2014 1pm) in Sandwich or on Amazon.
Stay tuned for our giveaway being featured soon on our blog for our lucky readers!
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