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Pint Sized Productions

Monday, October 6, 2014

We love books at our house.  I can't tell you how many times I've read Good Night Moon or Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.  And we are gonna keep on reading.  I'll have them memorized sooner or later.  It is the best part of my day.

King Diaper's birthday book
Recently, I came across an ad for Pint Sized Productions.  Anyone can create a child's board book with simple pictures by inserting them into a template.  I did one for King Diaper's birthday in about 30 minutes.

First, select the theme or template for the book.  These themes are simple and can be customized with pictures that you take on your phone or camera.

If you are really creative and tech savvy, you can create everything from scratch including the artwork using downloadable blank templates.  This is something that will require a bit more time, but can also yield and excellent project!

Each page is personalized with your own photographs
Next, you will insert the pictures into each page of the book.  With each addition, you can preview the pages and edit as needed.  I would recommend making sure that you have edited you photos ahead of time to ensure the best quality book once you are finished.

After you have approved the final product, you will order and pay.  It only takes about a week to get your completed book back.

Include fun photographs!
Books are sturdy and durable.  They make great gifts for any children in your life.  And, if you want, you could even give a simple gift certificate for someone to make their own book!

You can even make a set of personalized flash cards to use with your child.  Both books and flashcards are great for building vocabulary and teaching your child valuable language skills.  You could even make your flashcards with simple family member and pet photos with the names on each one.  This is a great pre-reading skill.

As you move into the holiday season, consider giving a child you love a book of his/her very own.  One with personal pictures can be very exciting and entertaining to your child.  Plus, you will enjoy making the book as much as you will reading it with your child.  And what is more fun than that?

King Diaper loves pointing at the pictures and saying "momma" and "daddy" and some words we can't understand for Bunnie.  He also enjoys pointing to the stars and saying "star" on one of the pages.  I had really hoped that this would be the outcome at the time of making this.  As we are working on language, this is a fun and natural way to learn to say family member names.

Happy reading, gifting and making memories with someone special in your life!  If you have a favorite book or gift idea for a child, feel free to share in the comments section.  I love feedback from readers.

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