Two Developmental Books To Read (and Touch) With Your Child

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By the way, we hope you enjoy the fun new intro for our videos!

-Rick (Noah’s Dad)


Noah and I always enjoy a good book before bedtime. Noah however, thinks it is fun to get his hands all over the pages and what better way to help out his sensory development then with touch and feel books.

I am a huge fan of Priddy Books, who published “B is for Bear.” I like this book because there are 26 pages of fun rather then just a few. Each page has its own large picture, and the majority have textures. Noah seemed to like W is for wet the best. He especially like touching the fascinating textures “bubbles” made of glitter all over the page.

I don’t know if Noah likes pounding the hard pages or actually feeling the tectures. “Pat the Bunny‘ is another classic touch and feel book. I remember being facinated by this book as a kid as the beard felt just like my dad’s.  I however don’t know whose finger fits in that ring. 🙂

We are finding all sorts of ways to help Noah with his sensory development, but more on that later.  You will have to wait in suspense for our future posts.

Noah wants to know if you have a favorite touch and feel book? (Or any other fun book!)

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About Rick Smith

Hi, I'm Noah's Dad and I'm passionate about giving the world a window into our life as we raise our son who was born with Down syndrome. I also enjoy connecting with other families, so let's stay connected.


  1. I LOVE “B is for Bear”. We also like those Peek-A-Boo Baby books ( i.e. peekaboo baby, playtime peekaboo, bedtime peekaboo, farm peekaboo, etc) because they are very tactile. Ellie will not sit through any *regular* book. BTW, really missed you guys and seeing Noah’s gorgeous baby blues.

  2. Love the new video intro!

  3. Joy Schwarting says

    Lena and Claire both love texture books!!! Whoever thought of them should get a big ole pat on the back!!

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