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5 touch and feel books for babies

It’s never too early to introduce babies to books! Even the tiniest of infants can enjoy the bright colours, interesting textures and fun flaps in these tactile tales.  Little ones will love to stroke, squeeze and beep their way through the interactive stories, while their senses are developing.

This Little Kitten: Ladybird Touch and Feel

Sweet simple rhymes in This Little Kitten introduce tots to a new kitten on each page, prompting little readers to find different areas to touch – tickle the tummy, stroke a velvety tail or press a squishy nose! Perfect for inquisitive little animal-lovers who can also be encouraged to look for the small ladybird hiding on each page, which gives an added interest for repeat reads. 

Peekaboo Zoo

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Peekaboo Zoo

This timeless game that many babies learn to love has been turned into a lift-the-flap book where children find the animal hiding on each page. The familiar peekaboo elements combined with exotic and interesting animals are a perfect way to keep little ones engaged. The final surprise is a fun and surprising mirror for readers to find their own little faces in – boo! 

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star: Ladybird Touch and Feel Rhymes

Classic, well-loved nursery rhymes for bedtime are bought together in this sturdy book. Relaxing rhymes – including Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and Rock-a-bye, Baby – are combined with bold images and different textures for children to feel for with curious fingers. Perfect for night-time snuggles and bedtime stories with small children. 

Baby Touch: Toot! Toot! A Fold-out Frieze book

This striking double-sided book has been created to capture the interest of newborns, with added features to keep them coming back as they grow. A mirror and high contrast pictures designed for the eyesight of very young babies will fascinate in the first few weeks while bold images of trains and animals will keep them engaged as they get more active.

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep: Ladybird Touch and Feel Rhymes 

Lively images illustrate well-loved nursery rhymes in Ladybird Touch and Feel Rhymes. Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, Incy Wincy Spider, This Little Piggy, Hickory Dickory, Dock and Little Bo Peep each have a double page spread with a point of tactile interest to find and touch. Slightly older children can take part in a counting challenge on each page, making it a read you can revisit as your tot grows, in age and confidence.