WTRW: Engaging Board Books
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Alicia back with another What to Read Wednesday.
This week another board book edition. You can find our last board book post, specifically interactive books, here.
This week I’m sharing some of my favorite board books to read. Sometimes board books can be a bit boring to read over and over, but these are the books I actually enjoy reading again and again with my little ones. They elicit funny voices or surprise your child each time you read them.
Engaging Board Books
Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex- A petrifying parody of the classic Goodnight Moon, this is one I have loved to read since my son was born. It’s not actually scary and it is easy to engage the kids in the story. The illustrations are full of fun things to point out and talk about.
Go Dog, Go by PD Eastman- if you haven’t read the board book version of this book, I highly recommend it. It’s completely different from the regular book. The board book rhymes and has more of a story instead of being a book about opposites. But it has all the cool pictures from the original.
Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill- Who doesn’t love this little pup?! In this lift-the-flap book we’re looking for Spot all around the house, and along the way find other animal friends. I like to do different voices for the animals and my kids love lifting the flaps.
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell- Another classic lift-the-flap book, where a child writes to the zoo for a pet. The zoo obliges over and over until the perfect pet is found.
Baby University Four-Book Set by Chris Ferrie- this is actually a set of 8 books covering different science topics such as optics, rocket science and more. It’s easy to understand and fun to read! Maybe I’m biased as a scientist but I love these books. Never too early to give your kid a head start either.
Heads by Matthew Van Fleet-This one is recommended by my mom because my niece has it and it and she says it is so amazing. Even the front cover has a pull-out tab that makes the title come together!
A bonus board book recommended to me recently was Max’s New Suit by Rosemary Wells. I’m excited to check it out. It is only $6.99 on Amazon!
So how about you? Have you read these books? Will you be checking them out? What board books to you find the most engaging? Let us know in the comments below.
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