Your Child's Own Book

Your Child's Own Book

After having had two kids in a row, I had several photo albums that had been gifts. So I took a bunch of pictures of my two year's old life. He was with me and he pointed out things that he liked: toys, the dog, the dog's toes, an oven, etc. So I put these pictures in the book and we treat it like a real book. We read it!

The way that I think it is a real valuable teaching tool is that it becomes a springboard for lots of different discussions, like things that I might want to work on and make him more comfortable with.

For example, what is an appropriate way to pet the dog? (We don't kick the dog.) How he can better interact with his brother? What's in the house, and why and how we use each item.

Kids love to hear their name, so I'll read it and say "This is a story about Danny" and he just beams when we read it. My husband uses it as a springboard to recall what Danny did during the day.