While in Mexico, I worked as a counselor and special needs coordinator for small "private" schools in the area. I was devestated to see so many children lacking the critical tools needed become successful. I developed and created a library in one school that integrated special needs students with regular education students. The school had a total of 13 spanish language books when I arrived, and when I left 6 months later the students had more than 600 books to choose from! One of my students was blind, so I bought a slate and stylus and learned to hand translate board books to Braille using a special tape-like material from the National Foundation for the Blind. She had never felt Braille lettering and was THRILLED to learn to read with her peers. Since returning to the United States, I still visit regularly, bringing supplies and volunteering during my own fall and spring breaks as well as at summer programs these schools host. The students I am volunteering with lately are mostly non-verbal and I was trying to develop a durable tool that they can use to develop both dexterity and communication.
I fell in love with your product because I can type the text in Spanish onto the photos (using photoshop), and can re-use the same book as they develop and master new skills.
I received my white board book album yesterday and it's gorgeous!!!!!! I've never seen this type of album before and I am very impressed!!! My husband's baby pictures will look very classy and outstanding in this beautiful album!! Thank you so much for such a great product!
Colorado Springs, Colorado
I did order a book and was surprised how FAST it came! I am also pleased with it and can't wait to fill it up with pics for an almost 3yr old grandson that moved away to Florida. We haven't seen him for about 6 months now-and miss him so much and want to make sure he remembers the family he left behind, so will be filling it with pics of all of us to send to him for Christmas. What a great idea your albums are for little kids to be able to look at without fear of them ruining the pics! Thanks!
St. Clair, Michigan
My niece Marissa is such a loving girl. She will be 10 the day after Christmas. She gives the best smiles and hugs! Her condition is tetrasomy 18p. I am sure that the board book photo album will be the perfect present for Marissa this year. Thank you!
San Diego, California
Our daughter is 10 months and has suspected cerebral palsy. She is meeting her cognitive milestones but not her gross motor. She is also doing well with receptive language but not babbling consonants yet. We were going to try to make our own photo book but then came across your magazine article. The board books are exactly what we had in mind. Thanks!
Mandy and Sean Tracey
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