Learning to name body parts is an early skill for babies which continues as they grow older. Babies learn words like eyes, ears, nose and older children learn words like elbows and back. Our book list has some books for younger babies and also some making faces books for preschoolers.
Toes, Ears & Nose. A colourful lift the flap book for toddlers and preschoolers. Under each flap is a body part. Lift up the ear muffs and there are the ears! Lift up the glasses and say eyes.
Words to Try – eyes, ears, tummy, back.
Heads, Shoulders, Knees & Toes. This board book for babies has all the words from the nursery rhyme with accompanying pictures to copy. Great for singing the song as you turn the pages. Try some sentence completion too – Heads, Shoulders Knees and………. for your child to say Toes!
Eyes, Nose, Toes Peekaboo! This touch and feel book also has flaps to lift up to focus on body parts. Teddy has a soft nose to feel.
Magnetic Silly Faces. This is a fun way to make up faces again and again with magnetic pieces. For 3 years and up, this book has a different animal face on each page. Stick on the eyes, ears, nose, teeth. You can also use describing phrases – fish’s nose, sharp teeth.
Baby Faces Peekaboo! Another touch and feel book from DK. This one also has a mirror on the back page for looking at your own face. Lift the flaps to see baby faces smiling under a bib or some toys. You can point out faces – eyes, nose, mouth, ears.
Forty Eight Funny Faces. This book with sticker pieces is a fun way to learn some body parts. It is suitable for preschoolers and has lots of different faces to make up on the monsters/aliens etc.
My First Body. This durable book has lots of clear photographic pictures of babies with labelled body parts.
My Body. This is a simple Usborne book with line drawings of kids and labelled body parts. It has some more words for older toddlers like elbows, shoulders.