Author: Jabari Asim

6 to 11 Months Concept

The text of this rhyming story is large, and the bold illustrations feature different body parts. as a child is asked the title question. Throughout the story, you will see mostly toes and hints at who owns them. At the very end,  the whole child — a girl — is revealed.

Before, During and After Reading

Touch your baby’s toes and talk about them. Touch the toes on the cover while naming what they are and tickling your baby’s toes.

Touch the pictures in the story and relate them to your child. Touch and name the different body parts that appear on the pages and touch the same body parts on your baby as you repeat the rhyming text of the story.  

Play games with baby’s toes. During floor playtime, place your baby comfortably on a blanket or in a bouncy chair barefoot and repeat phrases from the book, such as “Whose toes are those?” while playing and tickling your baby’s feet.

Play games that identify other body parts. While sitting with your baby, touch and name other body parts, such as legs, arms, and tummy. Sing the song, “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.”

Find more stories about the parts of the body to read with your baby, like Whose Knees are These? and Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. Then, explore at-home activities to build pre-reading skills.