I go over once a week and eat lunch with Spencer. He brought me out this book to read with him because it is his new favorite. Don't Push the Button by Bill Cotter is an adorable interactive board book that has a funny way of showing the consequences of breaking one rule, "Don't Push the Button!" It had Spencer and I both cracking up. I was impressed with all of the cognitive skills this simple book addressed, from once to many and counting and colors and of course, cause and effect.
Don't Push the Button is also available in hard cover and on Kindle. (Personally, I think the Kindle in this case wouldn't be as effective.) Plus, there is even a Christmas edition of the book! Whatever version you purchase, your kids are going to love it!
My experience has been that kids love interactive books and there are more and more to choose from these days! I don't mean just your basic lift the flap books or push the button for sound, although those are also popular, but I mean the kinds that really get the child involved in the book! Here are a couple more to check out:
Similar to Don't Push the Button, Press Here is an interactive book that has the child pushing, shaking and tilting with hilarious results. Very impressively written by Herve Tulett.
Pancakes! by Lotta Neiminen is one book in a series of interactive books that get kids cooking in a very nonmessy way! There are tabs to pull and wheels to spin and every young chef will adore the books in this series. Other titles include PIzzas! Tacos! and Cookies! They are available in hardcover or as board books.
In Phoenix, the University of Phoenix and the AZ Diamondbacks have teamed up on a 20 min. per day reading program! Click here to find out about it!
Barnes and Noble are giving books to summer readers! Find out here!