Baby, Baby! Book Review & Giveaway

Baby, Baby by Diane Stortz

I am so excited to be able to review the board book Baby, Baby! by Diane Stortz!  It’s a perfect little book for  both of my babies.  It is absolutely adorable.  It describes all the thing that babies do in the sweetest little rhyme.  It also explains how much God loves babies, and how much God loves the reader!

It finishes with a mirror, and there’s a place where mama or daddy can write their child’s name.  It’s so cute that it can be personalized to the child reading the book.  God loves us all, and children benefit when they are included in the story.

I also really love that it is a board book.  My daughter loves reading, and she’s been able to turn pages on books since she was about 6-7 months old, and I hope that my son will have the same passion for reading as well.  Board books are a great way for little ones to learn how to turn pages in books, without accidentally ripping them.  Plus, the interactiveness of the mirror is a lot of fun for little ones.

Baby, Baby by Diane Stortz

My daughter especially loved to look at the little mirror at the end of the book.

This is a really fun book to add to our regular rotation!

I also have a copy of the book to give away! Just do the activities in this rafflecopter to enter.  I will announce a winner here in one week.  Giveaway is open to Canada and the Continental U.S.

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And, if you’d like to purchase the book, you can do so here!

xoxo,
Alysa

I received this book at no cost to me in exchange for my honest review, all opinions stated here are my own.

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DIY My Family Book

DIY My Family Book for toddlers

A little while ago (potentially even a year ago) I had this idea to create a Family Book for Autumn to look at with pictures of her whole family.  All of her parents, grandparents and aunts and uncles.  We are in the tradition of seeing most of our family every other week, and so having pictures to look at would help her to remember who they were.  Also, eventually the sight words might help her learn to read.

Here’s how to make your own!

What you need:
-A photo album
-Pictures of your family
-Cue cards
-A Permanent Marker

My Family Book DIY

I had recently found this old vintage photo album at the thrift store, and thought it was perfect for this! You could also use a small scrapbooking album as well.  Whatever looks best to you 🙂

My Family Book DIY

Get pictures of all your family members! And write their names on your cue cards.

My Family Book DIY

Finally, place them in your book in an order you think makes most sense.  I did:
Mama and Daddy
(then I left a blank page to put in pictures of Autumn and her brother)
Babcia and Avi (my parents)
Uncle and Aunt (my brother and his fiancee)
Aunt (my sister)
Grandma and Grandpa (Andrew’s parents)
Uncle and Aunt (Andrew’s brother and his wife)

This was the order that made the most sense to me, but you can do it in literally any order you like!

There you have it!  Autumn has liked looking through the book so far, and we can’t wait until we can show it to our new little one starting in May.

xoxo,
Alysa

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