I recall the days of searching for a photo album that was safe for my daughter and that would also protect my photos from becoming bent and torn. I came across plenty of cloth type albums but those weren’t going to cut it. Disappointed, I never did give my daughter an album of photos of friends and families.This all changed a few weeks ago when I came across The “Take Your Pix™” photo album by Board Book Albums!
How Board Book Albums came to be…
In January 2007, when my daughter Lucia was a year old, we realized that she was somewhat behind her peers in meeting certain developmental milestones. We began having regular sessions with a physical therapist and an early learning specialist. It was amazing to see how much progress Lucia made very quickly! By age 2, she began walking well and trying to say lots of words. In order to encourage her speech development, the early learning specialist (who is like a speech therapist, but works with children before they begin to talk) suggested that I find Lucia a photo album to fill with photos of her family, toys, and other familiar objects in her world. When I was unable to find a kid-friendly photo album, I came up with the idea to create a board book photo album. This album has been a wonderful learning tool for Lucia. She loves to turn the pages and look at photos of her family, toys, and other familiar objects in her world. Studies have shown that young children only have object recognition with photos. This means that before the age of two, they can not relate a drawing of an object with the actual object, but they can relate a photo of the object with the actual object.
My hope is that many children will enjoy our board book style photo album. Kids with autism, speech delay, or other special needs may find it particularly beneficial as a learning tool, or just something fun to create with their own favorite photos. We hope that you and your children enjoy it as much as we have!
Out of the generosity of Board Book Albums, I was sent a yellow”Take Your Pix™” album to review along with my daughter. The first thing I noticed when I received this album is that it is very thick and durable, which is what I can’t even say for some of my daughter’s own board books! There is no way this album is going to get bent or destroyed.
I easily added photos of family, friends, and items my daughter likes to this album. Each page has an opening at the top where you can slip in the photos. There are also notches added to each page which I think is a great idea and help people turn the pages very easily.
Each of the albums are 7″ x 7″ with 10 pages. It holds 20 4″ x 6″ photos and has a cover photo frame that holds a slightly smaller photo (about 4″ x 5″, so you can just trim a 4″ x 6″ photo to fit). All of their Board Book Album products are free-standing and perfect for display.They come in blank white and pink, blue, and yellow “My First Photos” styles.
I am at peace that I can give this album to my daughter and not have to worry about it. She loves looking at this album each day and brings it to me so I can tell/show her who or what is in each photo throughout the pages of this album. I love the fact that I can easily switch photos out of this album too to give my daughter something new to look at!
These albums aren’t just built for babies, you can use these albums for all sorts of things, especially if you choose to purchase the plain white album which I’ve read that some people enjoy decorating it with their scrap-booking supplies! Can’t you imagine the cutest wedding album? Oh, the possibilities!
These albums make wonderful gifts for anytime and are perfect for everyone! Each album costs $24.95 regularly, but they are on sell sale for $19.95 right now! Check out http://www.boardbookalbums.com/ today and you can even view some examples of what people have done with their albums while you are there! I give this product five stars!
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