Slone, Marren, Lucia and Lorén
My name is Laura Miranti
and I have four great kids- Slone, Marren, Lucia, Lorén and a wonderful husband, Chris.
I spend my days juggling kids’ activities, work responsibilities, household duties, and an occasional workout. I love spending time with my family, so I decided that I would stay home with the kids after my daughter, Lucia, was born in January 2006. As a CPA, for the next 3 years I was able to work from home doing accounting work for an industrial company in The Woodlands, TX. In September 2010 we relocated to Edwardsville, Illinois.
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!
We hope that you like the new Take Your Pix® board book photo album. It’s unlike any photo album that you’ve seen before! If you enjoy our products, please share them with your family and friends.
We appreciate your business!
Laura Miranti, CPA