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What books are good for babies who love to touch and explore their surroundings?

Hi everyone,

My 8-month-old baby absolutely loves to touch and explore everything around her. She's always reaching out to grab things and feels everything around her. I was wondering if anyone has any book recommendations for babies like her who love to touch and explore their surroundings.

I want to encourage her curiosity and learning through reading books that not only have interesting stories but also have different textures, flaps, and interactive elements that she can touch and feel. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

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Hi there!

My baby was very much like your little one at that age - always curious and exploring her surroundings. We found a couple of books that she absolutely loved, which had different textures for her to touch and feel.

The first one was "That's not my..." series from Usborne Books. They have different variations of the books like "That's not my Dinosaur", "That's not my Unicorn" etc., where they have different textures on every page for the baby to explore. My little one loved to touch and feel all the different textures and it helped with her sensory development.

Another book that she enjoyed was "Peek-a-who?" by Nina Laden. It has a lot of different flaps that she could lift and peek behind. She would have so much fun lifting every flap and discovering what was behind it. It also helped with her hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

I hope this helps you find some great books for your little one!


Hi there,

My 6-month-old baby girl loves to touch and explore her surroundings too, and I have found that interactive books are the perfect way to keep her entertained and curious. One book she particularly loves is "Dear Zoo" by Rod Campbell.

Each page of the book features an animal that has been sent from the zoo, but they are not quite the right pet. Babies get to lift the flap to reveal what animal is underneath and explore the various textures such as a rough elephant's skin or a furry lion's mane. Not only is it a fun read, but it encourages problem-solving and helps teach animal names.

Another book my little one loves is "That's not my Elephant" by Usborne Books. It's part of the "That's not my..." series and features different textures on each page, making it perfect to help develop sensory skills. It also features bright and colorful illustrations and simple language, which is great for developing early language skills.

Lastly, one of our all-time favorite books is "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown. It's a classic that is perfect for nighttime reading with its soothing rhymes and illustrations. It's also great for early vocabulary building as it talks about different objects in the room that babies can see and touch.

I hope these recommendations help you find some books that will capture your little one's attention and spark their curiosity!


Hi there,

I have gone through a similar phase with my little one when she was around 7 months old. Like you, I wanted to encourage her curiosity and learning through interactive books. One of the books that we found really engaging for her was "Hello, Animals!" by Smriti Prasadam-Halls.

The book has different vibrant colors and textures on every page that my baby loved to explore. She also enjoyed the accompanying rhymes that went along with each animal. I found that this sort of multi-sensory input is important for babies' cognitive and emotional development.

Another book we enjoyed is "Baby Touch and Feel" series from DK Publishing. The books were perfect for my baby's tiny hands. Each page featured different textures where bubs could touch and feel the animals' fur, scales, or feathers.

I hope these recommendations help you find the perfect book for your curious little one!


Hey there,

I have a 7-month-old little girl who is extremely interested in exploring the world around her. I have also found that interactive books keep her engaged and entertained. One of her favorites is "Touch and Feel: Farm" from DK Publishing.

The book features different farm animals and their corresponding textures such as a scaly chicken, fuzzy sheep, and a downy little duckling. These textures are perfect for little hands to explore and touch while also learning about farm animals.

Another book we have enjoyed is "Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Animals Book" by Fiona Watt. It has bright colors and different textures on every page that are perfect for sensory exploration. The book also includes simple words and labeled pictures accompanying each texture, which works wonders for developing early language skills.

Lastly, we have really enjoyed the "Baby Einstein" book series. These books are designed to help develop your little one's cognitive skills through sensory exploration. They have textured pages and images with vivid colors and patterns which work wonders in keeping little hands busy and attentive.

I hope these recommendations help you find books that will keep your little one entertained while also encouraging their development!



My 10-month-old baby boy is also a curious little explorer who loves to touch and feel everything in sight. We have discovered some great books that have kept him engaged and stimulated. One of our favorites is "The Very Busy Spider" by Eric Carle.

The book is about a spider who is busy spinning her web and features pages of different animals that ask for her attention. Each page has raised ridges that represent a different part of the spider's web and encourages babies to trace the lines with their fingers. It's an excellent tool to teach the concept of hard work and patience.

Another book our little one loves is "Press Here" by Herve Tullet. The book is interactive and asks the reader to complete various tasks such as tapping different colored dots or shaking the book. It's a great way to develop fine motor skills as well as introduce colors and numbers.

We have also really enjoyed the "Little Owl Finger Puppet Book" by Chronicle Books. The book has a cute little finger puppet owl that babies can use to interact with the story. It encourages imaginative play, and the tactile materials make the book highly engaging.

I hope these recommendations help you find books that your little one will love to touch and explore!



I also have a touchy-feely loving baby who is always eager to explore her surroundings. One of our favorite books is "If Animals Kissed Good Night" by Ann Whitford Paul. It's a great book for little ones, featuring adorable illustrations of parent animals kissing their babies goodnight.

The interactive element is the various textures found on each page when exploring different animal's fur and feathers. It's a great book for introducing little ones to different animals and learning how they show affection.

Another book we've loved is "Where Is Baby's Belly Button?" by Karen Katz. It has big and bold illustrations that are colorful and intriguing for little eyes. The book is perfect for introducing early concepts like body parts, and different textures are used to enhance the sensory experience.

Lastly, we have really enjoyed the "Llama Llama" book series by Anna Dewdney. These books feature simple rhymes and colorful illustrations that are sure to capture your little one's attention. The pages have different textures, and some of the books even have lift-the-flaps, making them perfect for little explorers.

I hope these recommendations help you find some fantastic books for your little one to explore and enjoy!



I have a 9-month-old little boy who loves to touch and explore everything around him. We have found that interactive books keep him entertained for hours. One of our favorites is "Pat the Bunny" by Dorothy Kunhardt. It's an interactive touch and feel book with sensory elements like a bunny's fur, scratchy sandpaper, and more.

Another book that our little one loves is "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. It's a pop-up book that introduces different fruits, teaches counting, and also encourages hand-eye coordination.

We also have a set of "Indestructibles" books which are washable tear-proof books perfect for little ones. They have colorful illustrations and are soft and lightweight, easy for little hands to turn pages. They come in a variety of themes and are perfect for introducing concepts like colors, numbers, animals, and food.

I hope these recommendations help you find the ideal books for your curious and explorative little one!

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