My boys were always fairly gentle with books, but my daughter (now 21 months old) is brutal to the binding of board books. She loves to just tear it to pieces. But, she loves to read books, and it's often her favorite books that suffer the most. So, in an attempt to save her books (and a little money in replacing them), I found a fairly effective way to save the board book bindings! It's not the prettiest, but it holds the book together, and allows you to turn the pages and keep the book flat when it's closed:
First, rescue the poor book from your toddler!
cereal box) and cut it ever-so-slightly narrower than the binding of your book.
It needs to sit just inside the front and back covers of the book so the pages will still turn.
Write the name of the book on the paperboard, and use packing tape to tape it securely to the book.
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