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Best Activity Books for Babies and Toddlers
October 11, 2019

Best Activity Books for Babies and Toddlers

Best Activity Books for Babies and Toddlers

Part book, part toy, these delightful interactive books engage the senses and introduce kids to new sights, sounds and textures—and they’re a whole lot of fun too!

Tactile Learning

From the sticky suction cups that line octopus tentacles to the sandpaper skin of the gray shark, this book invites readers and pre-readers to reach out and feel an underwater world of wonder.

Touch and Explore the Ocean


Press, shake, tilt, turn! This book leads readers on an adventure, prompting young minds to engage in page-turning play. With a bright rainbow color palette that seems to leap off the page, the simplicity of this book design has a way of activating the mind and encouraging creativity.

Press Here


Noisy Fun

Moo! Oink! Gobble gobble! Polish up your farm noises with these 30 unique sound buttons (including turtle, butterfly and dragonfly instrumentation). And along with all the fun, silly noise-making, your little one will love learning to match the images in the book and on the sound pad.

Around the Farm 30-Button Sound Book (World of Eric Carle)


From the creative minds at Usborne (makers of well-loved and innovative educational books) comes this band of cheerful forest animals, and they’re ready to play for your little one. Each instrument has great sound quality that’s sure to delight budding music lovers.

Little Children's Music Book


All About Bodies

This lift-the-flap book is a fun and intuitive anatomical primer for little ones. Readers lift flaps to locate the baby character’s belly button, feet, hands and more. Read it with your child and have them point out their own body parts as they learn. And you can continue the lesson with the follow-up book, Toes, Ears, & Nose.

Where Is Baby's Belly Button? Board Book


These animals can all move in particular ways; can you? With simple, straightforward directions, the book instructs little ones to get moving and discover what their bodies can do, just like gorillas, giraffes, donkeys and more.

From Head to Toe


Toddlers and preschoolers will love trying to copy these poses as illustrations of kids and animals crouch, wag, wobble and rest, all trying to practice their stretching and balance. Along with the physical benefits, practicing yoga has lots of mindful benefits too, even for little ones—mind-body awareness and emotional regulation are important for helping little bodies sort out their big emotions.

Little Yoga: A Toddler's First Book of Yoga


Hide & Seek, Lift & Look

This is the first of the popular Spot books in a toddler-proof board book edition. Written for the author’s two-year-old son, the book first came out in 1980 and has won over generations of readers. The story is simple—it’s a cute puppy on a hunt—and the clear language is accessible for those who are just learning to use their words.

Where's Spot? Board Book


This book is hiding something…something fun! Watch fish, ducks and frogs leap from their hiding places as your little one pushes the sliders up, down, in and out. The sliders are just the right size for tiny fingers to practice dexterity.

Hoppity Frog: A Slide-and-Seek Book


If you ask the zoo for a pet, what kind of animal would they send you? A pet that’s too big, too fierce, too grumpy? Delightful animals greet your little one as they lift each flap to discover new “pets” to search for the perfect one.

Dear Zoo Board Book



Chronicle Books’ bestselling finger puppet books are always a hit with little ones. From newborn up through preschool, your kiddo is bound to squeal with delight as you move the finger puppet around—just be sure to add some neighing in there too.

Little Horse: A Finger Puppet Book

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