Book Weekend – New Board Books

CountingAppleTwo new board books invite toddlers and pre-schoolers to learn through touch.

Counting by DK is part of a new Braille series.  Textured inserts are not a new thing in board books.  But this book pairs it with Braille text. Not that the little ones will understand the raised bumps.  But older siblings might be intrigued by this tactile reading system.  The simple shapes for counting stand out in different textures.  And for parents who rely on Braille, this book opens a window into a shared early literacy experience.

A is for Apple is a very standard board book with flat pictures of images that starts with each sound.  But the large letters are embedded into the double thick pages.  Arrows show the young reader which direction to move the finders, mimicking the movements for writing.  Engaging multiple senses deepens a child’s learning experience.  Adult and child will slow down and savor this deceptively simple book.

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