Author: Roger Priddy

Birth to 5 Months Concept

Suitable for bath time as well as playtime, Busy Zoo is a wordless book with bright colors, cute animals and interesting textures for your baby to explore. It's a perfect book for infants and babies from birth to five months.

Before, During and After Reading

Create a routine during bath time that involves stories. Position your baby safely in an infant tub and show the animal pictures at eye level.


Let your baby see, touch and try to hold the book. The soft pages of this book are designed so your baby can safely play with the book and feel the textures on each page.

Introduce new words to your baby. Say the name of the animal and the sound it makes as you touch it on the page.


You and your baby can enjoy this book any time of day, such as during tummy time. Place the book near your baby’s reach and guide her hand to feel the book. Talk about other things that have texture with baby, such as a “soft blanket.”

For more texture fun, check out the Touch and Feel Sensory Board activity or Touch and Feel Book Fun for babies birth to five months.