Young children love to interact with books as you read aloud to them. These books are especially helpful for little ones who have trouble settling down to read together… and interactive board books make fun gifts for baby showers and birthdays!
Here are 5 interactive board books that my children liked reading during the last month:
Follow the Trail: Trucks by Dawn Sirett
This is a distinctive book in the interactive character because it has raised, shiny trails that allow children to kinesthetically engage with the book. My preschooler really liked this one! It is also well-designed with great information.
Daddy, Look What I Can Do! by Mack
Originally written and published in Dutch, this is a classic lift-the-flap book that our family liked because it addressed dads, and we’ve already enjoyed lots of board books that address mom. 😉 One on side of the page are amazing nature photographs of wild safari and jungle animals, with a sketched illustration of the baby animal on the next flap. My children liked lifting up the flaps to see what each baby was showing its father it could do.
Red Light, Green Light by Yumi Heo
A fun take on cars, this book highlights common traffic signs from the United States with lift-the-flaps that babies and toddlers love. My two-year old loves this board book!
The Small Seed by Judith Nicholls
Explore science and plant life with your little one! The Small Seed teaches about the stages that a seed goes through until it become a beautiful sunflower, with touch-and-feel pages to help solidify the concepts.
Who’s That? Arctic Animals by Tad Carpenter
A bit more sophisticated than a lift-the-flap book, each page begins with the question Who’s that?, followed by clues related to the arctic animal featured on the corresponding page. What my daughters liked is that all the animals are “hiding” in their habitats and they could find them after listening to the clue and opening the fold-outs.
Best Ages: 0-4 years
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