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I am a huge fan of Lamaze toys for my daughter. I find them to be very well made and educational and our house has quite a selection from Freddie the Firefly to My Friend Emily and the latest addition is this book- Peek-a-boo Forest.
This is a fabric book with range of colours textures and crinkly sounds of other Lamaze toys. On the front their is a 3D owl head and a handle on the spine so it can easily be carried and is it light enough for little ones to manage with ease and it is beautifully illustrated with bright coloured images.
It is beautifully made with a rhyming story and peek-a-boo flaps to lift. With lines like "Who is sleeping deep down there? Peek-a-boo its the bear!". All the flaps have a crinkly sound and feel and are very easy for small hands to grip and move. It really is a lovely little story and ideal first book for babies- it is suitable from 6 months old.
The story itself if very sweet and interactive- a joy to read to her. On the back of the book Lamaze have included very helpful information on the benefits of reading to your child, play ideas and how to get the most from the book as well as information on the development of a baby between 6-12 months. I really enjoyed reading all the information and will definetely be using some of the advise given.
My daughter is 6 and a half months old and since her book has arrived she has not gone anywhere without it- even wanting it near at nap time. She loves to play with it both on her own feeling and exploring (and chewing) and loves the interaction with Mummy or Daddy reading the story and helping her with the flaps.
This book is so well made, easy to clean and durable. I can see this lasting for a very long time. I am so impressed with it I will most definetely be buying her more Lamaze books and highly recommend it.
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