Too often we adults select a commercial book and attach a tactile item or texture to each page. The child might—or might not—be interested in our product. Instead, try this strategy:
First, consider the experiences, concepts, and interests of the child. Over time, create a variety of experience books for the child, and help him understand what is in each book by involving him in the process. Making the experience book with the student helps him understand how it is connected to him.
Too often we make books after school or at home at night, and the child has no understanding of how the book “magically” appears. To be effective and efficient, make the books with the child, allowing him to do any small part he can. This approach can increase the likelihood that the child will be interested in the book.