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Instilling a love of reading in your child from an early age is extremely important. Child development experts and parents alike can all agree on that fact. One of the best ways to get babies interested in books is to regularly read to them, starting in utero and continuing throughout their adolescent years.
For newborns and young babies, books are a handheld toy that can stimulate all five senses. The youngest learn a lot by observation in those early months, so every time you sit down with a book, your baby is taking note. It’s helpful to get them involved in the books, which is why you want to make sure to have an array of reading material and board books that encourage interaction.
These are usually sturdy board books referred to as “touch and feel” books or “life and learn” books. They tend to have lots of different textures and patterns and colors. Many of them have flaps and doors that are intended to be lifted or opened, while others might offer scratch-and-sniff smells or rough-and-bumpy and smooth-and-shiny textures.
As your baby grows, they start to imitate you and will pretend to turn pages. Before long, they’ll discover the joys of interacting with the pages. While babies are flexing their manual dexterity by touching and exploring these books and having fun playing, they are actually developing their fine and gross motor skills as well as stimulating their sensory development and language skills.
- Best Touch And Feel Books For Baby
Baby Einstein: Backyard All Year
Pat The Bunny
Baby Touch And Feel: Animals
Baby Touch And Feel: Mealtime
If I Were A Dog
See, Touch, Feel: A Fist Sensory Book
Never Touch A Dinosaur
Touch And Feel: Farm
Touch And Feel: Ocean
Curious George At The Zoo
Touch! My Big Touch-And-Feel Word Book
Good Morning, Good Night
What’s the Best Touch and Feel Book for Baby?
Almost any touch and feel book is bound to entertain your tot, but we’ve rounded up a list of the 20 best baby approved ones in our own personal library.
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Babies and barnyard animals are a perfect pair, and this touch, feel and hear sturdy book is one of the best to add to your little one’s library. The appealing real-life photographs and fascinating textures in this touch and feel animal book will keep baby entertained for hours.
Baby Touch and Feel: Mealtime
This little board book is a fabulous way to introduce a tiny tot to the wonderful world of food. They will devour this sweet little book, which is full of realistic photos and textures, including a shiny apple and toast with sticky jam.
If I Were a Dog
This Jellycat board book is the pick of the liter! Young readers will bark with bliss while feeling the bumpy bone, soft nose, scratchy tongue and more in this touch and feel board book.
See, Touch, Feel: A First Sensory Book
The colorful photographs of jolly babies helps stimulate a child’s curiosity, which makes this an ideal beginner sensory book. Tiny hands can easily grasp the sturdy pages while exploring the textures and tracing trails. But the gazing mirror is totally the best part of this baby touch and feel board book.
Never Touch a Dinosaur
What sets this DK publishing touch and feel book apart from the rest is the awesome rubber pieces on each page. It’s a totally different texture than in most touch and feel books, which will give your baby’s sensory development a boost.
Touch and Feel: Farm
We love this adorable DK baby touch and feel book. The sweet photographs of sweet little baby farm animals are accentuated by complementary fabrics and textures.
Touch and Feel: Ocean
Little readers will dive into this bright and cheerful book by Natalie Marshall. Learning along with the ocean creatures and undersea life is sure to make a big splash with your baby.
A winter wonderland complete with a happy snowman, glittering snowflakes and a snowy forest are just a few of the fun finds inside this Bright Baby touch and feel book.
This interactive book by Bright Baby makes learning colors a breeze for early readers. The bold images and bright colors will make it an instant favorite for the whole family.
Curious George at the Zoo
The iconic mischievous monkey makes new friends and hides from the reader during his zany day at the zoo. Babies are fond of touching the rhino’s bumpy hide and zebra’s rough mane while trying to find that goofy George.
Touch! My Big Touch-and-Feel Word Book
This big book is packed with sensory stimulants and an endless array of learning moments for little ones. It’s got a massive 150 words and 30 unique touch-and-feel sections.
Good Morning, Good Night
This sweet touch and feel book is specially designed to help soothe little readers and get them ready for bed. The wooly lamb is just one of the little animals settling in for a good night’s sleep, that your child will enjoy engaging with at the end of the day.