Using this logic, I made a reader for Emma. I filled it with photos from our family. I kept the text simple and repetitive. Memorizing text is a first step towards reading it. I want her to learn reading behaviors with this book...
~look at the picture to help you know what this page will be about
~start reading on the left and track to the right
~use your finger to keep track of the words
~begin to recognize sight words (I)
~recognize family words
I kept this book super simple, no need to have distracting embellishments all over the place, plus since I wanted to laminate it, I wanted to keep it flat. I did use Cosmo Cricket chipboard on the cover and it sticks and stays. This book has been read countless times by Emma and it was on display at with Purple Cows at CHA and none of the chip has fallen off! For more details on putting a book like this together for your lovelies, you can download the directions right HERE.