C is a very tactile child. She wants to touch everything, pick it up, examine it from all sides, then pull it apart and examine the pieces. Then she wants to taste it. She loves books with flaps and textures, and it is not uncommon to see her rub a textured patch in a book, then pick at it, then bend over and lick it. At least she not licking the floor or the window which she does frequently too 🙂
Her favorite tactile book is Animal Hide and Seek which has lots textures even some on the cover and a flap on every page where a farm animal is hiding. She will hold it out to me and say “hiding”. I just melt and I don’t even mind reading it 10 times in a row 🙂 We all love the art too. This book is part of Usborne’s Farmyard Tales which M and C have both loved.
Another favorite is Tails by Matthew Van Fleet. This one also have both flaps and textures as well as tabs to pull and make things move. She giggles every time I make the foxes tails wag. It’s a great book for spanning the toddler years. Right now C just loves touching it and seeing the animals and their varied types of tails, but there are also counting games at the end and the chance to use it as a springboard to learn about lots of animals.