Does your baby love books, but he can’t turn a page yet? Not being able to turn a page can be frustrating. Help your baby out a little! It will boost his confidence and he will more likely play with books more often!
When my daughter started discovering books, she would stare at pictures as she sat in my lap listening to the story. She’s always loved reading books! She wanted to turn a page herself, but her little fingers weren’t coordinated enough to do it yet.
That’s when I started thinking about a way to help her. I wanted her to feel a little bit independent, and I wanted to nourish her love of books and pictures.
That’s when I came up with these raised 3D stickers.
They are inexpensive, cute and really effective. They don’t open up pages too much, just a teeny tiny bit so your child has easier time flipping through the book.
You can buy them in any supermarket, but they usually don’t have a big selection. If you want a certain design, check out amazon.
I picked cute ladybug stickers with a smooth surface. After I placed them on every page I closed the book, put another heavier book on top of it and left it overnight. I don’t know if it’s just me but I feel like it helps those stickers really stick to the page and kinda settle, so your baby can’t peel the sticker off.
S never peeled any of them off and she was touching it every single day, BUT, use caution. Your baby might manage to peel one off and put it in her mouth. You don’t want that!
I can’s stress this enough:
NEVER leave your children unattended when playing with books that have stickers on them. It is a choking hazard!
What I did was I picked only three books where I put stickers. I only gave S these books when I was with her, paying attention and watching her closely. If I was cooking or doing something where I could get distracted for a minute, or if I felt like I’m not paying attention enough to be safe, I would take books with stickers away.
I really recommend doing the same. Don’t put stickers in every book in the house. Pick two or three books and make sure stickers are holding really well and can’t be peeled off easily. Only let your baby/toddler play with these books when you are watching him/her closely! Babies are unpredictable and we all know how they choke on pretty much EVERYTHING!
Encouraging your child to flip through the book is great for their fine motor skills. Their little fingers have to work and be somewhat coordinated in order to hold a page and flip it! Looking through colorful pictures and loving it also supports their love for reading later on, which is really good considering how many kids don’t like to read books!
Let me know if you tried this with your kiddos and how you and your child like it!
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