Book Review: Happy Baby board books
Last weekend, Little Man’s auntie gave him three new books as a present. His auntie was worried that he would be too old for them, because they are simple word books – but as it turns out they are perfect! His speech has been coming along in leaps and bounds for the past month or so, and he loves learning new words, and learning the names of things. (Seriously – we can easily spend 30 minutes pointing out his nose, his ears, his eyes…)
Each book contains about 20 pages, each with a photograph of a specific object, and two or three words of descriptive text with the photo. So we read the book, naming and talking about each object as we look at the pages.
And then, when we get to the end of the book, the inside cover at the back of the book shows all of the images, together with a single descriptor word. It’s here that we really have fun with these books. I ask Little Man “Can you find the tractor? Where’s the tractor?” and he points it out. Or if he’s not sure of the word, he points out several objects in a row until I say “Yes, that’s the tractor!” (I think I’m raising a little chancer – he seems to take the “fake it till you make it” approach! Perhaps we should steer him towards politics when he grows up…)