You have a baby or young toddler and want them to engage more with your books? Touch and feel books are an engaging and great way to introduce young children to the joys of reading. These books are designed to stimulate the senses and engage children through tactile experiences. With a range of textures, from bumpy and fuzzy to smooth and silky, touch and feel books provide a multisensory experience that can help promote early learning and cognitive development.
Bright Baby Touch & Feel Baby Animals
This 10 page book is absolutely adorable! It features colorful pictures of all kinds of baby animals, and even includes some rhyming text to read aloud. But the best part is definitely the touch and feel textures on each page. The fur is so soft and there’s plenty of it to feel, which makes it really engaging for little ones. One of the things I love about this book is that it’s the perfect size for little hands to hold. It’s also made of sturdy board book material, so it can withstand the inevitable drops and spills that come with little ones.
See, Touch, Feel: A First Sensory Book
The book is one of the best designed to stimulate your baby’s curiosity through sensory play. It’s the perfect baby shower gift. Each page has a colorful picture activity that invites your baby to touch and explore. There are interactive elements like raised textures to feel, finger trails to follow, and even a shiny mirror to look into. It’s amazing to see how your baby reacts to each activity! This board book is also very sturdy to withstand the inevitable wear and tear that comes with baby playtime.
Wild Animals: A Touch and Feel Book
This sweet book lets children explore and learn interesting facts about animals from all parts of the world. Each spread has a rhyming fun fact about the features of that wild animal, as well as a different touch and feel material to stimulate the senses. Your children will want to come back to read this fun book over and over again and pet animals.
You’re My Little Baby (The World of Eric Carle)
As with all Eric Carle books, the beautiful illustrations are bright and cheerful, and the sturdy pages ensure that it will last through lots of reading and exploring. The tactile elements add an extra layer of engagement and sensory exploration for little ones, and the rhyming text is perfect for building language skills and bonding with your child.
Noisy Baby Animals
The board book has cute photographs of baby animals. With the touch-and-feel elements on each page, children can feel the different textures while listening to five baby animal sounds. There’s even a button on the last page to play all five sounds again! This book not only helps improve hand-eye coordination but also encourages speech and inspires a love of learning. It’s a great way to introduce young children to the animal kingdom and inspire them to observe and explore the world around them.
Baby Touch and Feel Mermaid
This is perfect for kids that love little mermaids! The book is full of bright and bold illustrations with an array of different textures for your baby to explore. The size of the book is just right for little hands to hold and turn the pages by themselves. This interactive touch and feel book for babies is perfect for hours of play and encourages early childhood development in different ways.
This is a fun kids book for dinosaur lovers that engages not only touch but sound. It has realistic illustrations of dinosaurs and when your little one presses the touch-and-feels, they will hear five different exciting sounds of dinosaurs! There is an on/off switch on the back cover of the book helps to extend battery life, so I don’t have to worry about replacing the batteries too often.
Never Touch a Polar Bear!
The winter-themed animals in this touch and feel book are so cute and the rhymes are short and sweet. The bright colors in the book are so fun, which will catch your baby’s attention. I also love that the book is sturdy enough and and the pages are durable for your little one to carry around and flip through. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer or gift!
Hippity, Hoppity, Little Bunny – Finger Puppet Board Book
This finger puppet book is not the traditional touch and feel book but also offers extra stimulation to the senses. The book follows a little bunny and its bird friends as they go on a hunt for Easter eggs. The best part is that it comes with a built-in bunny finger puppet that encourages interactive play and helps develop fine motor skills. It makes for a great Easter basket stuffer.
These children’s books are super fun for little kids and honestly, even parents! Remember, board books are the most sturdy for babies and little kids. Your kids will enjoy exploring these touch and feel books so much! We really enjoy sensory exploration in general. That’s why we also like sensory toys and sensory bins for older toddlers.