Sense of Touch Books
Don’t Touch This Book by Bill Cotter
This adorable interactive book will have students roaring like dinosaurs, flapping like birds, and pretending to make rainbows with their fingers. The best part is that this is now a whole series of interactive books!
Lucy’s Picture by Nicola Moon
Lucy’s class is making pictures, and Lucy wants to make one for her grandfather. She goes about it in an entirely different way than the rest of her class, however, and uses different textures to make a picture her blind grandfather can feel.
Extending the Learning: Set out a variety of materials so students can make their very own touchable picture!
Touch and Feel Pets by DK Publishing
While this might seem like a book for babies, students will love exploring the simple text and feel the different textures independently.
Never Touch a Porcupine! by Make Believe Ideas
Unlike many other “Touch & Feel” books that use fur and soft material, the pages of this adorable book have different rubber textures. Touching these pages is a very different and exciting tactile experience for young learners.
Sense of Touch Activity Board
Extending the learning: Make this amazing sense of touch board for students to explore on their own at the science center. Encourage new vocabulary words like “rough,” “slippery,” “spiky” and “fluffy.”
Need more books on the Sense of Touch?
- Soft and Smooth, Rough and Bumpy by Dana Meachen Rau
- The Blind Men and the Elephant by Karen Backstein
- Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young
- I Feel a Foot by Maranke Rinck & Martijn van der Linden
- ANY version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears
- Feeling Things by Allan Fowler
- The Penguin and the Pea by Janet Pearlman
- Touch by Maria Rius
- Touching by Rebecca Rissman
- Llama Llama Sand and Sun by Anna Dewdney
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