Picture Matching with Board Books

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I have been doing a few extra things with my 5 year old (who is delayed with his learning) and my 3 year old (in the pictures) has been joining in on the fun.

Today I wanted to share a little idea I got from Teach Me to Talk, she is pediatric speech-language pathologist and we have been using her one set of manuals to help our 5 year old.

I had bought this book of animals, because my kids love looking at animals and decided to implement the idea for this book. The children gain fine motor skills taking off the laminated images and placing them back and they also get to practice their matching skills. These also make a great busy bag or quiet time activity.

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– Book pictured Animals. Suggested others: First Words /  Colors
Velcro dots
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Firstly I color copied all the pages of this book on my home scanner/printer then I cut out each image and laminated it. Then more cutting.

Next I used my velcro dots and added the CLEAR dot to the book page then I took the white dot and stuck it facedown on the clear dot that was already on the page with its sticky side up. Doing this allowed me to position the laminated image perfectly on the books page.

Then press the image down firmly to secure the glue dot.

board book into an activity

By using the clear dot on the pages the dot is almost invisible!finemotor skills and recognition

The white dot is on a side you won’t even see unless you look at it.velcro dot on laminate

Of course this makes the book rather thick once everything is in it! I like to store mine with the animals already in but you can also store them in a ziplock or a basket.animal book for picture matching

Here is a little video of play.

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Do also check out Teach Me to Talks original post with Ideas for Toddlers Who Hate Books.

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