This book features scooped-out die-cuts with raised and textured elements, which will offer your little one an irresistible opportunity to learn in a multisensory way. He can look at the picture, feel the picture and hear its name. Numbers provides a fun way for your baby to learn the important concept of print, shapes and numbers and it can easily grow with your child!
Before, During and After Reading
Show your baby the front cover of the book. Name the pictures and numbers on the front cover and have him touch and feel the raised numbers. The spine of the book also has a textured picture that can be discovered and talked about.
Help your baby turn the pages as you read. The pages are extra thick due to the die-cut design and provide a great opportunity for him to practice his pincer grasp. As he traces and feels the shapes and letters, he is developing fine motor skills necessary for later beginning writing.
Make the concepts of numbers and counting relevant to your baby as you move through your day. For example, you might count how many eyes he has while lightly touching his eyes. You can continue with counting ears, nose and hands. If your baby is alert enough, you may even show him the corresponding number in the book.