As I wrote in a previous blog, my baby girl is OBSESSED with touch and feel books. We’ve checked out so many that she’s pretty disappointed when we read books with “normal” pages. Where’s the lift-a-flaps? Where’s the fluffy bunny?
These books, created by Melissa and Doug, teach different concepts, with an emphasis on counting. Each page has plastic dots that you can poke, and they make a snapping sound similar to that made when you pop bubble wrap. My daughter absolutely loves poking these dots. Even before she had the fine motor coordination to poke them herself, she stayed engaged in the books because of the satisfying pop each dot made when I pressed them in.
I caught a quick video of her experiencing “Poke-a-dot! Wheels on the Bus: Wild Safari.” She’s determined to poke every dot!
The library has ordered several of these awesome books. Here’s the list. Enjoy!
- “Poke-a-dot! Dinosaurs A to Z“
- “Poke-a-dot! Old MacDonald’s Farm“
- “Poke-a-dot! Who’s in the Ocean?“
- “Poke-a-dot! What’s Your Favorite Color?“
- “Poke-a-dot! An Alphabet Eye Spy“
- “Poke-a-dot! 10 Little Monkeys“
- “Poke-a-dot! Wheels on the Bus: Wild Safari“
- “Poke-a-dot! Good Night, Animals“
- “Poke-a-dot! The Night Before Christmas“