Let's Make a Texture Book
This texture book will help your child learn early tactile skills
Early literacy begins in the first three years of a child’s life. How do you make books engaging when the pictures are not interesting or meaningful to a very young child who’s blind or visually impaired? A texture book is a simple solution and they’re easy to make yourself. It might become your child’s favorite book!
Texture books are board books with fabric, fur, leather, or other materials
glued on each page. They introduce your child to the concept of a book with pages. They help your child learn early tactile skills, which are critical for understanding braille. It’s fun to “read” the book together and feel each page. Plus, you can take a texture book anywhere and play with it – the checkout line in the grocery store, the doctor’s office, or a friend’s house.
Here are some tips for making your own texture book:
You can also make an “experience book” which is filled with textures from a special trip or experience. Then you can “read” the book and remember your adventure together. Here’s an example: