Suggested Reading List

Here are lists of books (both fiction and non-fiction) specially curated to deepen your child’s learning of the 5 senses.

Books on Hearing

  1. Dog’s Noisy Day, by Emma Dodd
  2. Hearing Things, by Allan Fowler
  3. Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss

Books on Taste

  1. Gregory the Terrible Eater, by Mitchell Sharmat 
  2. Too Pickley, by Jean Reidy
  3. Food ABC, by Amanda Doering

Books on Smell

  1. Gladys Goes Out to Lunch, by Derek Anderson
  2. Farley Follows His Nose, by Lynn Johnston
  3. Smelling (The Five Senses Series), by Rebecca Risman

Books on Sight

  1. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle
  2. Look! Look! Look! by Tana Hoban
  3. Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Books on Touch

  1. Seven Blind Mice, by Ed Young
  2. Goldilocks and the Three Bears, by James Marshall
  3. Feeling Things, by Allan Fowler

Books on all Five Senses

  1. Cold, Crunchy, Colorful: Using Our Senses, by Jane Brockett
  2. My Five Senses, by Margaret Miller
  3. My Five Senses, by Aliki
  4. The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses, by Joanna Cole
  5. You Can’t Smell a Flower with Your EAR! by Joanna Cole

Last but not Least…

The following are activities* recommended to consolidate all the learning in this box. 

*Adult assistance required

Classify, Sort and Plot

  • Gather some objects around the house.
  • Classify and sort the objects by the number of senses used to identify each object 
  • Plot it into a picture graph (for older children)

5 Senses Poem

  • Take a sensory walk in the park and write a poem. 

“In the ___(name of park)____

I see   ___________________

I hear  ___________________

I smell ___________________

I taste  ___________________

I feel    ___________________

I love    ___(name of park)____!”