How Scrapbooks Help My Kids

This happened last weekend:

It happens frequently at my house.

I thought I would share with you how looking at these scrapbooks helps my kids, namely my two adopted children...and especially my deaf son.

My daughter, home 2 years, loves to pull out her scrapbook and look at her story. She has her own scrapbook just like her sisters. She knows her story is special. She knows she belongs to our family and always will, and her scrapbook helps her see it. Plus, she loves to see pictures of herself! :)

My son, home 4 months, doesn't have a scrapbook yet. But he will! He likes to watch me create pages for his scrapbook. In fact, after the above transpired, he came over and sat on my lap and we looked at his pages together on my computer. He knows he has a special story too. He knows he has a special place in our family.

Scrapbooks have also helped explain things to our son. We can tell him all about people he doesn't know through the pictures and stories in the scrapbook. We can explain to him what special events are like birthdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, vacation, etc. Whenever we start trying to explain to him a new concept, something that we've done before or are going to be doing again soon, we can pull out the scrapbooks and sign and explain things to him. It's quite amazing. I never dreamed that scrapbooks would help us like this.

Who knew that when I began scrapbooking over 10 years ago that it would mean this much to my family?

How do scrapbooks help your family?


Unknown said...

I love this! I hope you don't mind if I share it :)

Liz said...

Of course not!

mja said...

What a beautiful family ... you are truly blessed ... stories like these inspire all of us scrapbookers ... thanks for sharing.

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