Sunday, October 18, 2009

Inventor Showcase: Board Book Albums

We had the extreme pleasure of recently being contacted by Laura Miranti, CPA who is a work at home mom with an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for what she does. Her daughter was the inspiration for her invention called the "Take Your Pix ™" board book photo album.

We will let her tell her story along with a description of her product. We are so thrilled to have her on board. Her product will compliment many of the other inventions that will be available on the site. You can learn more at: http://www.boardbookalbums.com/




How Board Book Albums Came to Be
In January 2007, when my daughter Lucia was a year old, we realized that she was somewhat behind her peers in meeting certain developmental milestones. We began having regular sessions with a physical therapist and an early learning specialist. It was amazing to see how much progress Lucia made very quickly! By age 2, she began walking well and trying to say lots of words. In order to encourage her speech development, the early learning specialist (who is like a speech therapist, but works with children before they begin to talk) suggested that I find Lucia a photo album to fill with photos of her family, toys, and other familiar objects in her world. When I was unable to find a kid-friendly photo album, I came up with the idea to create a board book photo album. This album has been a wonderful learning tool for Lucia. She loves to turn the pages and look at photos of her family, toys, and other familiar objects in her world. Studies have shown that young children only have object recognition with photos. This means that before the age of two, they can not relate a drawing of an object with the actual object, but they can relate a photo of the object with the actual object.

My hope is that many children will enjoy our board book style photo album. Kids with autism, speech delay, or other special needs may find it particularly beneficial as a learning tool, or just something fun to create with their own favorite photos. We hope that you and your children enjoy it as much as we have!

About our Product
Board Book Albums, LLC is proud to offer a new chunky board book style photo album that can be used by small children, big kids, and adults alike. The "Take Your Pix™" photo album (patent pending) has sturdy pages, into which photos can be inserted from an opening in the top of the pages. Unlike other albums, these albums have thick sturdy pages that are perfect for little kids to handle (like the chunky little kids books). Notches have been added to the page edges to facilitate page turning. The photo album is 7" x 7" with 10 pages. It holds 20 4" x 6" photos and has a cover photo frame that holds a slightly smaller photo (about 4" x 5", so you can just trim a 4" x 6" photo to fit). All of our Board Book Album products are free-standing and perfect for display!


Scrapbooking, Baby Shower Gifts, and Wedding Photo Albums
The albums could be used by little ones to keep all their favorite photos or to record memorable events. Moms and other grownups could make scrapbooks, or customize and decorate the albums for special occasions, to give as gifts, etc. The solid white albums are great for weddings, scrap-booking, or decorating yourself. Kids would have a great time decorating their own books with stickers, stamps, or markers. We also offer pink, blue, and yellow albums titled “My First Photos” that are perfect for toddlers or to give as baby shower gifts. We plan to offer the books in other styles and colors in the future. Please feel free to make suggestions or share ideas about products that you would like to see in our store!
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