In my continued effort to share good books to promote literacy, I have a list of cute little toddler action books that my kids have enjoyed over the years. By “action book”, I mean books that have flaps to lift, doors to open, pop-ups, etc – anything tactile to get a toddler engaged in the story at -ahem- hand. Do you have any favorite action books you’d add to this?
Toddler Action Books
- Hop, Dance, Jump: Action Words and Fabulous Flaps by Maureen Roffey – This dandy little book is one of my son’s current favorites. It’s got flaps to lift up, and flaps to lift down, with action words and (near) opposites on every page. Each page depicts a character doing one action, you lift or lower a flap, and she’s doing the opposite, or near opposite: laugh/cry, sit/stand, walk/run, etc.
- The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle – One of my all-time favorite children’s authors is at it again. This adorable story, with repetitive phrases tells the tale of a very busy spider spinning his web. On each page, your child can feel the spider web, and watch in wonder as the busy spider’s web grows.
- What Makes a Rainbow: A Magic Ribbon Book by Betty Ann Schwartz – Your toddler will enjoy watching the rainbow grow, as they turn the pages of this colorful book!
- Ten Chirpy Chicks and Ten Little Ladybugs by Debbie Tarbett – These delightful books, just two out of a whole collection, help a child count backwards from ten, and allow for counting, touching each chick or ladybug as you go, and watch each one disappear as you turn the page.
- Where is Baby’s Belly Button? by Karen Katz – Well, you’ve got to lift the flaps to help baby. That belly button won’t find itself, in this delightful playful book. You can also check out Karen Katz‘s other interactive books for tots.
- Spot the Dot by David A. Carter – The toddler book based on the popular app. Yep, a book based on an app – but your kids will LOVE it, and stay engaged!
- The entire Bizzy Bear series by Nosy Crow – With chunky sliders to push and pull, this robust little board book is perfect for active toddlers. Rich in visual detail and with touches of humor, it is sure to become a classic in the family library.
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