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Make a Picture Book with Your Child

They're a fun, easy, and inexpensive project

by Cathy - Reay Solutions  |  1921 views  |  10 comments  |        Rate this now! 

My little girl loves to have someone read her stories from her books.  A few months back, someone gave her a zoo animal book.  I noticed she started pointing to the pictures and saying their names and sounds.

A few weeks later, I was cleaning out my photo box and came across pictures we took at the zoo.  I decided to go and get copies made for her to have as her own.  Standing in line I saw a cheap little photo book and decided this might extend the life of these pictures.

When I gave her this cheap little book she loved it.  I even put pictures of her daddy and me with her in there.  Needless to say this is her favorite animal book.  Another positive note is now she sees what real animals look like and not the cartoon or drawn animals.

I have now adopted this project for every event that we do together as a family.  We recently went to see Sesame Street Live and I made her an Elmo picture book.  She loves having her own picture books from all family outings. 

A Picture Book is simple to make: Take pictures from an event, pick up an inexpensive photo album or "brag book" (I prefer the ones that can not be ripped apart easily), place the pictures in the book, and give it to the child. It is also a fun project to do with a toddler. 

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10 comments so far...

  • Great way to use family pictures! She must treasure these.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Daisy on 14th April 2008

  • This is also a GREAT project to do with a child learning/struggling to learn how to read by adding simple text at the bottom of each page. (Come up with the text together and then type on the computer and tape in.) "This is a lion. , This is a bear., This is a ...."
    Or for a more advanced reader, "Mom and dad in front of the lion., I am feeding the ducks., I love the lion the best!..."
    This is a wonderful project. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by mykidcanlearn on 27th March 2008

  • My three year old will love this! What is MommysClub?

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Peggy on 25th March 2008

  • Great idea!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by momofmany on 24th March 2008

  • Super idea! We are going to the zoo and this is an inexpensive way to take home a souvenior.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Blondie on 23rd March 2008

  • We are going to make several of these this spring! A flower one.. a bird one... trees... cars...
    Nice site!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by mommymachine on 23rd March 2008

  • I am going to do this with the Sunday School class I teach! I wish I would of seen your site before Easter, I have 11 nephews and nieces that I would of loved to of done that for, I will be ordering Santa Letters from you!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by musiclover on 23rd March 2008

  • We are going to do this.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Becca on 23rd March 2008

  • What a fun idea! Great way to start word recognition also.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Daisy on 23rd March 2008

  • I can't wait to do one of these this summer!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by on 20th March 2008

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