Why create a Photo Book for your baby?
Just look at that face!
This is Laurie – his mumma is Karen of n4Mummy. She’s just made little L a My First Photo Book of his own. During the process she jotted down a few reasons why you should make one for yours too. It really is super-easy. So don’t put off doing more with those photos any longer. Especially when they’re so adorable. Here’s Karen…
I’m great at taking photos; hopeless at doing anything with them
If you’re anything like me, you’re great at taking photos, capturing that special moment on camera, but hopeless at actually doing anything with them. I have a few Photo Books of my wedding and various holidays on the bookshelf and my children love them. Yet, until now I’ve only let them look at the books supervised, for fear of pages being ripped.
That’s all set to change with the very first board book for babies
Well all that is set to change with the launch of the very first board Photo Book, one that’s safe in the hands of the very young. So I’ve decided to make a book for my son, Laurie, all about his family. And here’s why…Make a book now
Distant family and friends
One great reason to make a Photo Book for your baby is if you have family and friends who live far away. We live in north London, however the rest of our family, Laurie’s cousins, grandparents, aunts and uncles all live in the West Country. Sadly, we don’t get to see them as often as we’d like. This can mean it takes Laurie a while to remember key people. So a Photo Book is a brilliant way to help your child recognise and remember people.
Special time with your baby
In our hectic lives it can be difficult to carve out special one-on-one time with our children. A personalised Photo Book can really facilitate this, helping you talk about people you love and the wonderful memories created by special occasions and holidays.
Research has shown that the critical period for learning spoken language is between the ages of 7 months-3 years, so it’s never too early to sit down with your baby and chat to them about a book. Looking at a personalised Photo Book might also get a toddler talking. Laurie is just starting to say simple words such as Mummy and Daddy, so seeing pictures of them will encourage him to speak.
Creating an emotional connection
Now, obviously, creating a personalised book is much more than just about developing language. Reading it with Laurie will be a really meaningful experience. He’ll be able to make an emotional connection with people and memories and this will be a much more powerful way of helping him learn.
Creating a keepsake
A Photo Book is one to be read now and kept for years to come: a keepsake of Laurie’s early years when parents and grandparents looked young! And because it’s a board book it will be robust enough to last.
If you were to create a personalised board book for your little one, what would you make it about? To start making your very first board Photo Book please click here.
Karen Maurice is a freelance writer who can mainly be found blogging about sustainable life and style at n4mummy.com Her love of photography means you can often find her on Instagram @n4mummy and she lives in north London with her husband and two children.