Monday, 28 June 2010

Liam's ABC book

Liam is 19.5 months old

With summer in full swing, and Liam just beginning Tot School, I have decided to start spending 2 weeks per letter as we go through to alphabet. I think this gives him (and me) a little bit more flexibility with our learning and a little more time for us to fit everything in that I want to do. Week one will focus more on the identification and phonics of the letter, and week two will be more games and projects including the letter. That is my plan at least :-) I will post our full post on each letter at the end of the 2 weeks so I can share all of the highlights.
So, this week I just wanted to share a little project I made for Liam to help with our alphabet learning. His own personalized ABC book! This was such a fun and easy project, and Liam LOVES it! First, I just went through all of my pictures and choose one for each letter of the alphabet. I was amazed that I had one for every letter except for x and z already on my computer! I just saved them all in a folder on my desktop and renamed each picture by the coordinating letter to make it easier for me to see which ones I had, and which ones I still needed. After I had chosen all the pictures I uploaded them to Picnik to add my Letters to them. If you haven't tried this program, it is AWESOME, and FREE!! Then, I just sent them on to Wal-mart's 1-hour photo and picked them up later that day! I put them in a little photo album, and Wha-La, Liam's very own personal ABC picture Book! LOVE IT!!

Here are a few of my favorites from the book

I have made a "family" book like this for him as well that has pictures of everyone in our family including all of his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and pets :-). Another one of his favorites!


  1. I love it, it's so funny with the yarn. I'll be trying it. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Amie,
    Love the picture book. Super cute idea!

  3. This is such a cute idea! I love it.

  4. Precious! I love this idea!!!!

  5. THIS is absolutely AWESOME!! I am going to make one beginning tonight for my little ones!

    Thank you, thank you for this wonderful idea! Will make learning the ABC's so personal and that much more fun!

    BTW, I love picnik too:-)!!

  6. WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!! I'm going to share that with the Kindergarten teachers at my school. =)

  7. I really, really like this idea too- so precious!