A children’s book can be more then just a story or small element for a child. It can be an instrument in learning and helping in a number of skills that the child will need.
Children’s books are picking up on the fact that children love to see, touch and feel a number of different things and they are weaving it into the books that are being written.
Children’s books are taking valuable tactile skills and allowing them to be a part of the story. Children can read and touch and feel the various pages of the book and interact with the story.
An example of this is a story about a fish. It is telling a story about the fish but at the same time it has soft waves, lace for stars and all sorts of other elements that come with the children’s books.
It might seem silly on the outside that there would be so much to do with a book when all a book should be about is letting children read a story or two. But it can really come in handy. These books allow children to have their minds and imaginations captivated while giving them different things to play with.
In a recent study on childhood development showed that children who played with tactile tools and books were more developmentally forward then those children who did not interact with tactile tools. Their sensory skills were higher and they were able to do a number of things above the average age of the children that are involved.
With all that is involved it is amazing that more books don’t allow children to play along with the story and incorporate a number of tactile tools for children. Just remember that if your child is playing with a book it is helping them grow leaps and bounds that they wouldn’t normally be able to grow without the book.