Toddler Books: Make Your Own Touch and Feel Numbers Book
Toddler Books: Make Your Own Touch and Feel Counting Book
Remember how your toddler enjoyed those books with textures...why not make a touch and feel counting Number Train or book. This is perfect for a classroom or a Hands on Math center.
Cardstock or construction paper cut to size of choice
Print Teaching Tiny Tots's # 1-25 Sheet
Non Toxic Craft Glue like Aleenes works best for a stronger bond but Elmer's School glue will also work for most textures.
Ideas for textures:
Ideas for Posters:
- Fabric like velour, denim, etc.
- Spongy filled shapes
- Foam Shapes
- Craft Sticks
- Pieces of ribbon
- Rhinestones if your toddler is old enough.
- Scrap material
- Sandpaper squares
- Q-tips and Cotton Balls
- Pom Poms, Pipe Cleaners, Beads
- Print our free printable from the link above or simply write numbers clearly at the top of the page with a black Sharpie or pen.
- Decide what textures to use on a certain page.
- Have your child line up the selected pieces in a row and count together.
- Glue using non toxic craft glue for a stronger bond.
- Arrange in a number train across the room or use in a Math center.
TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS
If the book is for a very young toddler, make sure pieces are glued well. A craft glue will have a stronger hold.
Make sure you read this book together with your child and discuss textures, count how many, trace the number with their fingers.
That way you can also monitor any pieces that get loose.
Make a page a day rather than trying to complete the entire book.
Bind it into a book
Use flatter objects with texture and bind into a book.
Here are a few children's number resources: