Disclosure: Cape Cod Mommies was sent a complimentary copy of Belly Books in order to facilitate an honest review.
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.
Local Cape Cod Mom Lauren had this to say about the Belly Book she reviewed from a mom's point of view to her baby.
"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!
Overall the Belly Book Collection and Authors get big thumbs up from Cape Cod Mommies. We love supporting our local moms especially when they have a great product!
Stay tuned for our giveaway being featured soon on our blog for our lucky readers!
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4/18/2014 10:38:14 am
Ooh what a cool book and it's awesome to hear about a local author doing well for themselves. This book sounds like a winner! ;)
4/18/2014 11:44:35 am
I love this book - it's sooo cute. I might have to get it for an expecting friend. To be honest I'm jealous it didn't exist when I was pregnant.
4/18/2014 01:11:20 pm
I'm pregnant and had no clue about reading but I been just using music for now thanks for the info and those books looks amazing!
4/18/2014 01:18:36 pm
I Can't Wait To To Get For My Girls Thank You!
4/18/2014 01:24:46 pm
This is so cute! I used to read to my kids before they were born. I wish this book had been around then!
4/18/2014 01:38:46 pm
Reading to the baby in the womb is incredibly important and I love this idea of making it more comfortable for mommy to read to baby. How awesome.
4/18/2014 01:40:38 pm
What a novel idea! :) Leave it to a mom. You would never think of this unless you actually sported a belly like that!
4/18/2014 01:46:19 pm
OMG - it's shaped to go around a pregnant belly? That's awesome! Seriously though, I think regular books should have that option too.
4/18/2014 01:51:39 pm
Aw! I love the idea of this book. So cute!
4/18/2014 02:25:50 pm
This is a really interesting concept. There is definitely something to reading to even our unborn babies that is therapeutic for both baby and Mom (or Dad)!
4/18/2014 03:09:55 pm
This is such a neat idea. I often wonder if my kids were influenced by the audio books I listened to while the were in the belly.
4/18/2014 04:55:02 pm
This is a fabulous idea for a book! I need to add this to the gift basket I am making for my pregnant friend.
4/19/2014 01:10:04 am
I was able to read Can't Wait to Show You, to my son, before and after birth. It is now our go-to storytime book. The book is beautiful, made in the USA and truly special!
4/19/2014 01:17:28 am
these sound really cute, my kids would enjoy them!
4/19/2014 01:18:58 am
What a great book for an expecting mama.
4/20/2014 02:50:08 pm
Ha! This is really cute! Not sure I did much reading to my son when I was pregnant but this really IS a good idea!
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