A Touch & Feel Book About Sports
Touch & feel books are common with farm animals and dinosaurs, but in terms of sports, there's nothing available that excites and engages young readers to explore their senses and expand their vocabulary.
Introducing You Can Play Sports, the first touch & feel book that uses materials from popular sports balls to create a fun and interactive early childhood learning experience.
Explore baseball, basketball, football, golf, hockey, soccer, tennis, and volleyball!
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You Can Play Sports features eight different sports with a textured ball for each, allowing children to create meaningful associations in an interactive way. Sports are massively beneficial for children as they grow up, teaching life lessons and aiding in the development of social skills, physical fitness, and mental/emotional intelligence.
There are eight popular sports to explore! Each spread includes a modern illustration and diverse cast of characters, a fun rhyme that teaches key sports terminology, and of course a ball on each page that's made from material that actually looks and feels like the real thing.
✅ Encourage excitement and participation in athletics at a young age
✅ Help children in their development of sensory and motor skills
✅ Expand children’s vocabulary with meaningful word association
✅ Create a diversity of book topics to keep bedtime reading fun and engaging
✅ Get your kid on the path to a full-ride scholarship to your favorite university ;)
7x7 inch board book made with thick cardstock that's built to last
Rounded corners and non-toxic soy ink, safe for chewers
This book will undergo testing with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to ensure all best practices are met and the final product is free of lead and phthaltes
"I remember a children’s book I had growing up that had great illustrations and I always just wanted to live in that world. I hope these little worlds will have the same effect on kids!"
- Brandon Minch, Illustrator
Created By Parents and Athletes
We're a small independent company of just three people. We all live in Colorado and have day jobs in Sales, Product Development, and Engineering at separate tech and data companies. Oddly enough, those skills have all come in handy as we've spent nights and weekends on this fun side project.
Here's a little more about us and our connection to sports and kids.
3x Academic & Athletic All-American at the University of Tennessee (go Vols!), part of the USA Volleyball Development Program, now lots of pilates and Peloton when not chasing around two boys under age 3
IRONMAN, biked up a 14,000 foot peak in the Rocky Mountains, retired rec league basketball player but thinking about a comeback, husband of Nicole, dad of the boys
Software engineer / illustrator, former collegiate and French-league pro football player, ran a full distance marathon in the mountains of Patagonia, occasional "manny" to the Stoltenberg boys