Making books – Baby

making books babySimple baby books are easy to make.

Did you know?

Simple clear pictures are best for babies. This helps them link real world objects to the picture on the page.

Language and other development

Small photo books of familiar people or objects are helpful in developing connections between real world objects and pictures representing them.


Cloth ‘touch and feel’ books are fun to make if you are a crafty parent or carer. Ribbons to pull and textures to feel make these good toys to bring along on outings.

Sticking the pictures on cardboard will make the book more durable and easier for pages to be turned.


Supervise your baby with home made books to prevent your baby swallowing items if they become loose.

Across the ages

All the activities listed on our “Play Ideas” page can be applied across different age groups. See how making books can be a fun activity for toddlerschildren and playgroups.


Activities listed under “baby” are suitable for children under 12 months. This age is largely about babies exploring their own bodies and the world around them from the safety of a close relationship with their caregiver.

Play ideas

Family book

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