Are you looking for some fun new books for your baby, toddler, or preschooler? Every since I was a child, I remember loving books that were interactive – I loved to read but I also loved exploring with my books. My kids were the same when they were babies but often choose books now that have that added sense to them. DK Publishing has been offering Touch and Feel Books for your children for years!
A while back, I had a chance to review a few of them – Touch and Feel Dinosaurs and Touch and Feel Jungle Animals.
Here is what DK Publishing has to say about these titles, “With a sparkling new look, these bestselling DK classic preschool board books are sure to become favorites for a
whole new generation of young readers. Babies and toddlers will be drawn to the captivating, tactile pages, and will want to touch, feel, and explore every spread.” – I found this to be accurate.
I have seen books that allow you to touch and feel different textures in the past, and as mentioned, I have always been a fan of them. I sometimes wonder, do I or kids enjoy reading them more?! These books allow you and your children to interact, have fun with, and learn from the Touch and Feel books. It is fun to experience new and exciting elements within the pages.
Touch And Feel Dinosaurs
I loved the basic images that were contained within the pages of this book! The simplicity makes it easy for young minds to focus on the variety of sensations that this book offers. This book helps your child interact with it by inviting them to explore the fun textures of various dinosaur parts (e.g. skin, horns, tongue and more). In addition to various sensations, this book will introduce your children to different dinosaur species. This book is a perfect length for young children.
One thing that could be improved in this book – one of the pages in this book has a ‘sticky tongue’ sensation. If you a parent of a young child, you know that things get dirty…fast. To me, a sticky sensation in a Touch and Feel book is asking for trouble; this aspect will likely limit the lifespan of the book. After using this book for a couple of weeks, the sticky sensation has already started to get dirty. After a few months, it had collected quite a bit of dirt. Sticky is tough to deal with as a parent.
Out of these two books, the Touch and Feel Jungle Animals book is my favourite. I love the variety of textures in this book. My daughters also seemed to enjoy the feelings in this book quite a bit.
This book like the other, has basic images and simple directions that make it easy for young children to interact with and learn from this book. This book included a variety of jungle animals and fun textures. This book is the same length as the Touch and Feel Dinosaurs book, making it short enough for young children to stay entertained.
There is nothing in this book that I would change. We enjoyed it from front to back.
I love reading books with my kids and these were a lot of fun. My kids had fun exploring the different dinosaurs and jungle animals and learning about new tactile sensations. I think these books are a great choice for both boys and girls, babies, young kids, and older siblings! Besides these books, we have had several other Touch and Feel Book by DK Publishing in our book collection.
Overall, I think these books are great for teaching your children through words, imagery and touch. Your children will learn about different sensations, animals, and more with Touch and Feel Dinosaurs and Touch and Feel Jungle Animals. There are many other great topics and titles to choose from as well!
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of each of these books to review. Receiving these items did not in anyway affect the information that I shared in this article. All the opinions in this article are my own.