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Faces: Baby's Very First Book - Mummy, Daddy and Baby
Faces: Baby's Very First Book
Member Name: maxwell_star
Faces: Baby's Very First Book
Date: 16/04/12, updated on 16/04/12 (96 review reads)
Advantages: Soft crackly pages, mirror, colours, patterns and faces that appeal to young babies. Good price
The Faces book was one of the gifts I received for my baby when I had a baby shower last year. It was one of the first toys my son saw, touched and played with. Now he is 11 months old it is still in his toy box.
- The Book -
Faces is a book designed to be baby's first book. It is approximately 10 cm tall and 10 cm wide. It is a soft book with four thick padded pages that contain plastic that scrunch and crackle when touched. The colours of the book are black white and yellow. The book has a yellow ribbon with Velcro on it which means it is very easy to attach the book to a car seat or buggy. The front cover displays the title "Faces" and has a circle mirror, outlined in yellow. The background is a black and white swirly pattern and there are three faces, a man, woman and baby. The first page is black with nine white and yellow hearts. Page two is white with a black outline of a man's face and the word Daddy. Page three is a black and white stripy pattern with little yellow hearts. Page four is black with a white picture of a woman and the word Mummy. Page five is a yellow, black and white pattern of hearts, circles and squares. Page six is yellow with a black and white picture of a baby and the word baby. The back cover is black with a picture of mummy and baby. It states that "Babies love to look at the faces and high-contrast images from birth" and that the mirror and crinkly pages "stimulate the senses".
- Interacting With the Book -
We showed this book to my baby when he was only days old but he didn't show any interest initially. When he was around two months he became less sleepy and more interested in his surroundings. We would hold the book in front of him, turn the pages and make up a story about him, Mummy and Daddy. He loved looking at the pictures and in particular he really enjoyed looking into the mirror. When he was around three months he loved holding the book himself and listening to the pages crackle. It was a great toy to take out and about as it could be attached onto things and fit easily into the changing bag. I like that this book teaches baby about so many different things. It helps babies learn about books, how they work and what you do with them. It helps baby to focus on what is in front of him. It teaches baby about colour, textures, patterns, faces, mirrors and noises. It is also useful in teaching baby to hold onto things. I like that it combines the black and white colours with a mirror, faces and patterns as these are some of the first things that a very young baby will notice and enjoy.
- Age Range-
This book is suitable from birth which I think is accurate. I would say my son was most interested in it at around 2-6 months. It is still in his toy box and he will get it out occasionally even at 11 months.
- Price and Availability -
I didn't buy this book myself but I can see it costs £3.49 with free postage on Amazon. I think I have also seen it in Asda. I think this is a good price and this seems to be similar to other first books.
- Would I recommend? -
I would definitely recommend the Faces book if you are looking for a first book for a baby. My son has really enjoyed playing with it and I like the educational elements.
Summary: A great first book for baby's collection