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Interactive Books: Lift the Flap & Touch and Feel

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: April 22, 2010

There is no denying that very young children are tactile and kinesthetic learners. It’s important to provide them with an interactive reading experience that allows them to touch, feel, and move the book and its pages while you are reading the story or sounds involved. It’s often hard for a toddler to sit still during story time, however, being able to physically engage in the book makes it much easier for them to enjoy their reading experience.

The following list of books all have thick and sturdy, movable parts, combined with many great learning concepts:

Zoo (Little Scholastic) Zoo (Little Scholastic)

by Salina Yoon

Reading level: Baby-Preschool

Hardcover: 10 pages

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.; Brdbk edition (January 1, 2010)

What to expect: Book, Puzzle, Flash cards, Learning concepts, First words

Find My Feet! Find My Feet!

by Salina Yoon

Reading level: Ages 0-5

Board book: 12 pages

Publisher: Robin Corey Books; Brdbk edition (September 8, 2009)

What to expect: Turn-the-wheel, Animal identification, Animal sounds, Colors

Wow, It's A Cow! Wow, It’s A Cow!

by Trudy Harris (Author), Paige Keiser (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 0-5

Hardcover: 16 pages

Publisher: Cartwheel Books; 1 Brdbk edition (January 1, 2010)

What to expect: Lift-the-flaps, Animal sounds, Rhyme

My Pretty Pink Purse My Pretty Pink Purse

by Tim Bugbird (Author), Jane Horne (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 0-5

Board book: 12 pages

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.; Brdbk edition (December 1, 2009)

What to expect: Touch-and-feel, Tactile elements, Rhyme, Real objects

Fuzzytails 123: A Touch-and-Feel Counting Book Fuzzytails 123: A Touch-and-Feel Counting Book

by Lisa McCue

Reading level: Ages 0-5

Hardcover: 14 pages

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Brdbk edition (January 26, 2010)

What to expect: Touch-and-Feel, Counting

Fuzzytails  ABC: A Foldout Alphabet Book Fuzzytails ABC: A Foldout Alphabet Book

by Lisa McCue

Reading level: Ages 0-5

Hardcover: 14 pages

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (January 26, 2010)

What to expect: Foldout pages, Alphabet

Fisher-Price: A Day on the Farm: Exploring Animals Fisher-Price: A Day on the Farm: Exploring Animals

by Jodi Huelin (Author), Tom Starace (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 0-5

Board book: 12 pages

Publisher: HarperFestival; Brdbk edition (December 22, 2009)

What to expect: Touch-and-Feel, Tactile elements, Animal sounds, First words

Fisher-Price: My First Memories: An Early Album Fisher-Price: My First Memories: An Early Album

by Jodi Huelin

Reading level: Ages 0-4

Hardcover: 12 pages

Publisher: HarperFestival; Brdbk edition (December 22, 2009)

What to expect: Insert your own photographs

Rock & Roll: Shapes Rock & Roll: Shapes

by Salina Yoon

Reading level: Ages 0-5

Board book: 10 pages

Publisher: Cartwheel Books; Brdbk edition (January 1, 2010)

What to expect: Tactile elements, First words

Little Duck Says Quack! (The Phoebe Dunn Collection) Little Duck Says Quack! (The Phoebe Dunn Collection)

by Judy Dunn (Author), Phoebe Dunn (Photographer)

Reading level: Ages 0-5

Board book: 14 pages

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Brdbk edition (January 26, 2010)

What to expect: Sound button, Ducks, Friendship, Photographs

Leave us a comment: Tell us your favorite interactive book.

Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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