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Touch and Feel First Words

Author: Roger Priddy

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ISBN: 9780312516673

Publisher: Priddy Books

Binding: Board Book

Year Distributed: 2018 - 2019

Availability: Past Books

Themes/Topics: Word Book

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There are striking illustrations of all kinds of familiar things for babies to look at and learn inside this touch-and-feel board book. The simple, clear images, all clearly labeled, are placed on boldly colored backgrounds, and there is a stimulating texture on every other page to touch and feel.


Age Group 2 months

What’s Happening at this Age

  • Babbling and beginning to imitate sounds
  • Smiling at the sound of familiar voices

You already know that your baby loves you! Your voice makes your baby turn their head toward you and other family members. They may even kick their legs and smile when you talk. Continuing to talk with your dear one will help them build their understanding of the sounds of our language as well as how the words go together. Simple books with one word to a page or song books can help you to have exciting things to talk about. Hold the books near your baby’s face so they can see the pictures as you point to them.

Click here to see a full list of milestones for your 2-month-old as well as tips and activities for you and your baby!

Why did we select this book?

We chose this book because it offers images that a baby can see. You may notice that the shapes of objects are very simple. You may also notice that the book has high contrast images (a strong difference between the color of the object and the color of the background). The bold yellow duck, for example, on a red background creates an image that may draw your baby's attention.


Book Acticity
Related Activities

Hold your baby’s attention by holding the book in front of them, or above them if they are on their back. Talk with them about the pictures on the pages. Along with reading the words on the page, you can also talk about the sound an animal makes or the colors of the objects on the pages. Remember that the sound your infant loves the most is the sound of your voice. The sense of comfort they get from your voice will help their brain grow strong.


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