My First Book series is Everything BUT Simplistic
Here an example of interaction layers that parents could entertain with their baby with MY FIRST BOOK MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. It is only an example:
- Put the open book front of the newborn to let her stare at the illustrations - Babies are nearsighted at birth, so they will appreciate the bold black and white illustrations. I framed each page as well to help babies' eye to focus on them.
- Promote bonding, enjoy cuddling time with baby while reading the book, sharing stories and feeling (e.g. I love music, it is very soothing)
- Encourage your baby to explore and promote self-awareness by displaying My First Book series amongst other toys. They are sturdy board books with extra thick, perfect for little fingers to grab and turn pages.
- Ask baby to show you the Piano: this question promotes word recognition and pointing. As there is only Pianos on the page, it is less confusing for baby to understand the question, help baby to associate the Piano illustration to the word Piano, and increase her chance of success to show you a Piano. Baby starts associating words as well as understanding the concept of pointing, and how to respond to the question “show me”.
- Ask baby to show you the green Piano: this type of question supports baby in his basic concepts understanding such as shape, sizes, color and counting.
- As baby grows older, deepen babies' understanding by asking specific questions such as “Show me the upside down Piano”, which reinforce his spatial dimension understanding, or “Show me the dark green Piano touches”, which enrich babies vocabulary, imagination, and encourage baby to pay attention to details.
- Read aloud each words then break them down by letters: each letters have different colors to encourage baby letters recognition, which later on would support her spelling skills.
- Encourage your toddler to color, draw, and write on the book to foster his fine motor skills.