Friday, November 11, 2011

How to make an adapted board book

I adapted this book for the little guy you met on Wednesday. He enjoys looking at books, but doesn't quite have the fine motor control to turn the pages of a board book by himself. The self-stick rubber pads provide enough spacing between pages that he is now able to turn the pages of the book. This is a very simple adaptation that anyone can do.

You will need:
  • board book
  • self-stick rubber pads - from a craft or framing supply store (I found these at Michael's. You can also find them on Amazon)

Stick one rubber pad to the bottom corner of each page:

 And now you have an adapted book!


  1. thanks for this nice and easy adaptation. Please consider selling my book using the Amazon program-The Recycling Occupational Therapist :-)

  2. Thanks everyone! I had fun adapting this book.

    Barb, I have your book on my wish list, I just haven't gotten around to buying it yet. I like to read books before I recommend them for others, but I have heard a lot of wonderful comments about your book!

  3. cool never seen these dot things i've used fabric things that you stick on bottom of chair legs etc. but i prefer these (won't get dirty) I will be hunting

  4. The rubber pads are typically used on the back of picture frames, so you can generally find them in the framing section of a craft store. Good luck!

  5. Thanks for the share. Did using the small felt dots as had on hand. Now even the baby can easily work the pages.

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    1. Thanks, Flavia! I'm glad you enjoy my blog. I love getting comments like that!

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