|Just a small selection of my all too massive pile.|
While cleaning (trying to clean) the house today I glanced at my rather large pile of parenting magazines that I've promised myself I will get around to reading (some day) and I realized jackpot!! I have a whole collection of real people images right under my nose. I thought about my sons like, er obsession, for magazines (ok so all he does it rip them to shreds but he loves every minute of it) and realized I could kill two birds with one stone. I'd cut out a ton of images from my stored up parenting magazines and create a book (magazine) for my little love bug.
After searching the house for some scissors, I got to cutting. While flipping through just one magazine I realized you really only need one to complete the project. There are so many photos in each magazine. I never realized how stinkin cute the kids are on those pages!!
Before making a book, I made some "flashcards" to test out my son's reaction.
|I love the baby reading the book!!|
Next, I made a little book. Cut the cardstock in half, laminated, whole punched, and put on some rings. It was that easy. A few of the pages:
Don't have a laminator? Not a problem! You can just use sheet protectors:
I especially like the shots on the second page because they show lots of different emotions. It's a great way to talk to your toddler about how the child is feeling and why they might be feeling that way. Giving a word to the child's expression/feeling is also important so that your child can start to label his or her own emotions. Stay tuned for more on that topic in an upcoming post - I'm just finishing up a fabulous book, Brain Rules for Baby by John Medina, and I can't wait to share what I've learned.