HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – Take Your Pix Photo Albums

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GIFT IDEA – TAKE YOUR PIX ALBUMS BY BOARD BOOK ALBUMS

Everyone begins life tabula rosa then from birth on the magic moments come one at a time. There are so many firsts in a child’s life that should be captured and shared.

My youngest grandson has special needs. It’s OK with us because we all do, just different ones. Communication skills must be built. We fought for them for years and now that he has been transferred to a new school they seem to be happening. Sadly at times, I just don’t understand him. How horrible it must be for him trying to say something that no one comprehends!

Recently I learned a little about Board Book Albums. Each is a chunky 7 X 7 inch ten page customized board book album with each sturdy pages notched for turning. Put your subject on the cover then fill the album with 4 X 6 inch more pix. The album retails at $24.95 $19.95 and comes in white, pink, yellow, blue, black, red, silver, and red & green. The frame surrounding each picture is big enough to personalize. Write some special words or write a story. Secret: this toy is a teaching tool.

Here’s an explanation from Laura Miranti, the creator of Board Book Albums. She created this product for her daughter based on a suggestion from her daughter’s speech therapist.

Studies have shown that young children only have object recognition with
photos. This means that before the age of two, they are unable relate a  drawing of an object with the actual object, but they can relate a photo of the object with the actual object.  So photo albums are ideal for  early learning and speech development.  My hope is that many children  will enjoy our board book style photo albums. 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. Kids love photo albums.  Now parents can give their kids their own albums, without worrying about the photos being damaged.  The new “Take Your Pix™” board book photo album (patent pending) is unlike any photo album that you’ve seen before!

Our albums are perfect for all kids (not just those with autism and developmental delays) and Alzheimer’s patients and are also great for scrapbooking, kids crafts, wedding  favors/photo albums, baby showers, grandparents gifts, and so much more. They also make perfect gifts for grandparents to get or to give.  The possibilities are endless!

Our story was in the Dec. 2008 issue of First Magazine. Spectrum Autism Magazine featured our story/products in their Feb./March 2009 issue.  Our albums were also in the Dec. 2008 issue of  Baby & Children’s Product News.

The book I received was of great quality – the pages were thick and sturdy, perfect for my Pooh who’s been known to rip a few pages. To make the book you just slide your photos into the slot at the top of the page. I liked that there was a plastic cover that goes over the photos, protecting them and extending their usefulness. We’ve been working on the book a little each day. It’s a fun way to spend some quality time together. I know that each time Pooh sees the album he will love it and everyone and everything he sees and that it will help him communicate with us.

Board Book Albums are available for purchase online at www.boardbookalbums.com.

The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

5 Comments

  1. THis is a GREAT idea! My kids didnt get to see their relatives much, so this would have been nice to use as a picture book for them. THey always needed a “warming up” -period to get used to them again with each visit. AND now our little grandkids dont get to see US often so this would be helpful for them!

    When my kids were little, even with the first 2 who are now 27 and 28, I would search for real life picture books instead of cartoonish illustrations. I know they learned about the world easier and learned how to talk faster than others because of this.

    Am sorry to hear about your grandson. It IS heartbreaking. I hope he has many tools given to him to help him advance…there are so many new things out there with technology now. I have a cousin with Downs and his life has been hard…his parents life hard, but he is a HAPPY person and has been taught to be productive. I also have a daughter who has learning and social issues and is a struggle to get through each grade. It is disheartening to think about what her life might be like, job, future family situations, etc. God knows and WE know she will be OK and we just keep plugging away!!!
    YOu are right, Pat. We ALL have limitations of some sort.

  2. This is a great idea for young children. The little girl I babysit for loves board books…and loves to look at the photos around my house. Thanks for the great gift idea!

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