27 April 2009

Creative Baby Gifts, II

We got a package in the mail the other day from our friend, Kris G., in Indiana. In the package were two of these "books" for the Sprout. They are simply foam core with black and white images made from black sticky felt and Sharpie.

I was skeptical that Sproutie was ready to read books just yet, but I put the book down by her blanket during floor time and, wouldn't you know, she turned toward them and stared at them for several minutes without interuption. As she's gotten a little older she's gotten even more into her "stories" and will stare at the shapes for much longer than she'll look at anything else besides real human faces. In fact, I think she thinks the smilies ARE real human faces. Yesterday she had a whole conversation of cooing and grinning back at the smilies.

I think this is a really creative baby gift. Thanks, Kris! Mind if I copy your idea sometime?


Kris said...

Oh good, I'm so glad she likes them!! I copied the idea from someone else so feel free to do the same!! I must admit that I intended to send a third one. I tried really hard to cut a black bicycle out of felt (you know, so I could subliminally encourage her to join her parents someday), but when I showed it to Pete he said, "you're not gonna send that, are you?" It was pretty pathetic looking. I'll have to do some more practicing. :)

Kathy Beachy said...


Stretch Mark Mama said...

You'll have to check out from the library the two board books "Black on White" and "White on Black." Babies love those; similar concept.

Deb said...

Kris, I don't think she'll need subliminal encouragement for cycling ;) Her father's already working on her leg muscles. Lisa, I'll have to check out those books at the library.