Just in time for back-to-school, the Let’s Create: Play-Doh Books, Letters and Shapes, available this fall from Silver Dolphin Books, combines tactile, interactive play, with learning to not only help children retain basic concepts taught at the preschool level, but to also make the learning experience fun.

Let’s Create: Letters introduces kids to the letters of the alphabet as they follow Zany Zebra through various classroom settings. Similarly, in Lets Create: Shapes kids take a trip through town and learn basic shape recognition, a preschool-level math skill. Both books include illustrations from clay artists using Play-Doh, and children can make their own shapes and letters using the Play-Doh compound, letter, and shape molds, as well as the double-sided play mat enclosed within each book.