During our first visit with the Parents as Teachers program, our coordinator emphasized how fascinating black and white images were to infants. She recommended this popular board book to help stimulate Olivia’s brain development. It features a total of 10 large and familiar shapes for babies to study. I loved the concept of this simple book and thought I could replicate the intent using my mom’s library of craft punches.
I made a total of 2 books that incorporated white, black, and red punches. Here’s the process in action:
A snapshot of the first high contrast book:
And, here is the second, smaller book that I created that focuses on different Holidays throughout the year.
I had so much fun coming up with Halloween and Spring scenes for Olivia to ponder. I also loved how each of the seasonal images gave me something to talk about- it was like an instant little prompt for me to share a story about a particular event. We talked about Halloween costumes, Easter traditions, Fourth of July fireworks, and the list goes on!