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Lovely Board Books Gift Pack: Review


July 13, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Toys, Books, Activities


lovely board books

 

Even before Baby N was born, I was not shopping for toys or clothes but for the first set of books I could introduce him to. I was looking for a set of picture books and stumbled upon a great deal on Lovely Board Books Gift Pack by Dreamland Publications. This is a set of 10 board books covering Alphabets, Numbers, Colours, Fruits, Vegetables, Animals, Birds, Toys, Vehicles and Food.

 

lovely board books

 

I introduced these books to Baby N right from when he turned 1 month old. He probably couldn’t even see the colours well at that age but he loved (and still does!) looking at the pictures and listened intently as I talk about each of them. Yayyy!

 

lovely board books

 

Age Group: 

0 – 2 years

 

MRP: 

Rs. 650, though I bought it during a sale at 50%

 

Pages per book:

22 including both sides

 

What I like:

  • The books come in a really cute box with a little handle too. It’s great for gifting and storage. (PS…My box has been through some rough usage. I can assure you that the original packaging comes in much better form 😉 )

lovely board books

 

  • The first thing that strikes you as soon as you open the box are the bright, shiny covers, all in different colours. These are really attractive and I can see Baby N’s face light up every time I bring one to him
  • Board pages are perfect for his age, he can’t tear or chew them and they are easy to wipe clean
  • Small size, perfect for even babies to reach out and grasp
  • The pictures are lovely – clear and colourful
  • The books are quite exhaustive in coverage. Even I ended up learning a few fruits, vegetables and birds I hadn’t heard of!

 

lovely board books

 

What I don’t like:

  • I was surprised that a set of baby books didn’t have a book on shapes and included one on Food instead
  • Some of the words in the Alphabet book have been updated with the times I think 🙄 . I would have liked the classic A for Apple, B for Ball, C for Cat…S for Sun etc. Here we have B for Banana, C for Cake, J for Juice, M for Melon, S for Sandwich (Subway style sandwich at that!). Come to think of it, I wonder whether all this focus on food is inspired by the new trend of baby-led weaning! 😛

 

To sum it up: 

This is a wonderful buy to introduce babies to pictures, words and books in general. Its also great for gifting. A big thumbs up from Baby N and me 🙂

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Comments
  1. Nidhal Sinha said on July 17, 2017 12:44 pm:

    Finally, something that’s not a gizmo, phone app or requires straining one’s baby’s eyes on a gadget! An apt choice (that I remember as a kid using too. My memory sometimes is oddly crisp) 🙂

  2. Vaidehi said on July 17, 2017 3:32 pm:

    650 is quite affordable for such a lovely books pack

    1. Baby & Beyond said on July 18, 2017 11:12 am:

      Yes its a steal!

  3. Mala said on July 17, 2017 4:26 pm:

    I am an advocate for books for kids as well, so I enjoyed reading this review.

    My experience with these “first word” board books have been ambivalent. While it’s a great resource to introduce words to children, in general, I feel the books need to be made more attractive for the child. But the bigger issue was the choice of certain words. X for Xylophone, V for Volcano….I feel the words are getting more advanced for the targetted age group.

    1. Baby & Beyond said on July 18, 2017 11:12 am:

      Hi Mala, yes I agree that some of the words may be advanced. Volcano for example may be a difficult concept to grasp. However I feel that my baby started to recognize objects around the house because he had seen pictures in his books. So while he may not be able to say the word xylophone, he instantly recognizes one when he sees it.

  4. Jiya B said on July 18, 2017 9:44 am:

    We do have these small books and the pack name is my first book. Its fun and is a very effective way to teach kids in early childhood.

  5. Shipra Trivedi said on July 18, 2017 9:48 am:

    Good read it was! My son also started with board books. I find carrying them easy in the diaper bag. And shamelessly many times I used them as coasters while travelling.

    1. Baby & Beyond said on July 18, 2017 11:09 am:

      Haha… That’s a new use I’ve heard for these books!

  6. Deepa said on July 18, 2017 6:38 pm:

    Your post reminded of the time when my kids were small. Reading is a great habit and its good to start with such books when they are small.