Your little one might not be old enough to read yet, but babies love to reach and grab anything within reach. Touch-and-feel books are a great way to introduce your little one to the world of books.
You don’t have to spend hundreds of rands at the book store – you can make your own touch-and-feel book at home.
You will need:
- A couple of sheets of white board (the thicker the better)
- Different types of fabric
- Craft knife
- Clear adhesive
- You can use a hand-print printable, or simply trace your toddler’s hand.
- Create a word document to print the “wording” from your own computer or write by hand, “My hand can feel: soft, hard, scratchy, fluffy, soft, smooth, furry,”
- For the simple fabrics you can cut out or trace a hand and paste it into position on the printed hand.
- For the wool/furry hand, start by gluing small sections at a time.
- For the feather/fluffy hand, cut up a few feathers, cover the hand in the clear adhesive and gently push down on your feathers so that they stick down.
- You can blow or pat your page to get rid of excess.
- Once all your pages are complete, take your book to your nearest stationary store and have it and ring-bound with a plastic cover for a minimal fee.