Why We Love It
Infants enjoy books as much with their mouths and hands as they do their eyes and ears. And this soft cloth book is great for teething mouths and exploring hands. The book is sturdy with four thick cotton pages perfect for tiny hands to turn. Long rabbit ears flop out of the front cover inviting teething and touching. Crinkley pages add another element of interaction. Infants tend to love certain books and this is an excellent choice for carrying and placing in the crib at bedtime.
- Turn a page and help your infant turn a page as you say what you are doing. This develops vocabulary and introduces the idea of page turning which most infants love.
- Point to images on each page and name what you see. “Look, I see Benjamin Bunny eating a leaf. There’s a ladybug on the leaf.”
- After you have pointed at specific objects on each page, ask your infant to point to something you have named and pointed to. Older infants can point to objects well before they are capable of saying what they see. This can be a thrilling and delightful surprise for parents.
- Scrunch the pages with Benjamin Bunny and Squirrel Nutkin telling your baby about the rustling noise you hear. Hand your baby the book and watch them explore the feel and sound of the cloth pages.
- Infants have very short attention spans. We appreciate how the focus in this simple cloth book is on enjoying the pictures, turning the pages and touching certain pages to make a rustling sound. You can try to read the short text on each page, shorten what you say for each page or skip the reading entirely and enjoy the fun of moving cloth pages.
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- The Tale of Peter Rabbit Story Board Book by Beatrix Potter
- Sleepy Bunny by Golden Books (cloth)