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Why First Word Books Aren’t Just For Babies


Why First Word Books Aren’t Just For Babies

  • JustaBXgirl’s first word (after the obligatory mama) was ball.  And after that she took her time using her words.  She took ASL classes for a while to help her communicate and as with everything else spoke full sentences on her own terms and in her own time.  We had tons of baby’s first words books.  I’m sure we still have a bunch sitting in storage.  I kind of expected this new version to be very similar to those.

    We received this book for review purposes. As always all opinions are honest and solely mine and JustaBXgirl’s.

    I’m sure you remember from college how professors would change two words and call something a new edition.  I know it didn’t just happen to me!  Well, DK Publishing is not our old professors.  They have really updated this version.  Yes, you will find words you can find in the older version but the graphics are much more vibrant and updated.

    I think the out and about section is my favorite.  You can find a stroller right next to a ladybug.  And yes, JustaBXgirl does know all of the words in the book.  We now use these types of books to work on letter recognition.  I always planned to be one of those mothers that has her home neatly labeled so her little could see words everywhere.  Yea, that hasn’t happened yet.  For now I count on books like this to help connect the word to the object since as I always remind you I’m no #pinterestmama.

    I love listening to JustaBXgirl spell out the word under a picture.  Her excitement jumps when the word has a letter from her name.  “Mommy, I have an S in my name too.”  You sure do baby.  As much as I would like to pretend that my child was reading she’s not.  She also hasn’t quite mastered the alphabet yet.  Did you know I’ve been singing her the alphabet song since she was an infant?  I really did.  I used to sing it to her as if it was a lullaby.  Still she butchers it.  Sometimes a W is next to a Q.  Other times there’s a word thrown right in the middle rather than a letter.  I try to make myself feel better by quoting what I once read somewhere online, “it’s more important for a child to recognize the alphabet than to sing is successfully.”  She can recognize about 75% of the alphabet so I figure that’s not too bad.

    With JustaBXgirl starting school in a few months I want her as prepared as possible.  Even though books like these are designed to use for babies just beginning to talk I think they hold true value with preschoolers.  And because DK Publishing is just so very awesome they want to send one of my readers a book of their own.  So now that you’ve read this far read a bit further and enter the contest for a copy.  I am sure you and your little will enjoy it as much as we do.

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    1. Ashley C

      March 13, 2017 at 7:04 am

      We don’t have any first words yet! Maybe this book could help inspire some 🙂

    2. Melisa C

      March 13, 2017 at 4:27 pm


    3. Edye

      March 13, 2017 at 10:47 pm

      My cousin’s first word was “dada”

    4. Cami

      March 14, 2017 at 9:05 am

      My little guy said “uh-oh” first. He would love this book, he’s just over 1 and is always looking through books, DK is a favorite here!

    5. Wehaf

      March 14, 2017 at 9:57 am

      My niece’s first word was “mama”.

    6. jeremy mclaughlin

      March 14, 2017 at 12:06 pm

      First word was Dada.

    7. Kerri

      March 14, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      I think my oldest said cookie first.

    8. doug gerard

      March 14, 2017 at 3:54 pm

      my babies first word was GOO-gle!

    9. Cindy Peeterson

      March 14, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      No real babies. The only baby I have first sound was a whimper.

    10. Nicole Lancaster

      March 14, 2017 at 11:09 pm

      My baby’s first word was Mama.

    11. LeAnn Harbert

      March 17, 2017 at 11:44 pm

      My boys said Mama.

    12. susan smoaks

      March 18, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      our baby’s first word was dada

    13. Courtney Edson

      March 18, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      my baby’s first word was mama

    14. Fiona N

      March 18, 2017 at 7:17 pm

      My little one’s first word is “chacha”
      Thank You for the chance!

    15. Stephanie Liske

      March 19, 2017 at 8:12 pm

      My son’s first word was Mama. 😀

    16. Laurie Emerson

      March 19, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      My daughter’s was dada and my son’s was kitty.

    17. Tandi Cortez

      March 19, 2017 at 11:20 pm

      My littlest one’s first word was mommy! 🙂

    18. Vikki Billings

      March 19, 2017 at 11:25 pm

      Both my son and my daughters first words were daddy.

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