No need to worry about storytime listeners rolling about and interrupting circle time with these interactive books for preschoolers! Let the children swish, slide, and laugh their wiggles out with these adorable interactive books.
I say OOH You say AHH by John Kane
As far as interactive books go, this one will have them laughing out loud! Donkey lost some pants and readers get to follow comical directions to help find them. Pretty soon everyone is tapping their heads and yelling “Underpants!” as Donkey looks earnestly for the lost pants. So silly and fun and a great way to get the wiggles out.
Extending the Learning: This story goes great with two weeks of interactive fun in the Circle Time Farm Unit!
Don’t Push the Button by Bill Cotter
Children will need to sit on their hands for this one because they are going to be so tempted to push that button! But alas, temptation gives in and the button is pushed. Students will love pushing, shaking, and scratching to see what happens next when that silly little button is pushed!
Extending the Learning: Bring Scribble Art to an art easel and have the students make their own rendition of Larry from the book.
Don’t Touch This Book! by Bill Cotter
Another engaging book by Bill Cotter has great opportunities for the children to listen and follow directions. Swiping hands brings a beautiful rainbow and flapping their arms will help them escape from a dinosaur! The students will be waiting anxiously for the next direction in this fun adventure!
If You’re Happy and You Know It by Jane Cabrera
It’s hard to beat the classic interactive books! This adorable rendition of the well-known song has beautiful pictures with brightly colored brushstrokes. Stomp your feet with an elephant, roar with a lion, and spin around with a lemur. Zoo animals show children what motion is next!
Extending the Learning: Plan a classroom safari to go along with this sing-song book!
Spunky Little Monkey by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson
What is the best fix for a sleepy little monkey? Exercise and movement are just what the doctor orders in this lovable interactive book. The Spunky Little Monkey will have everyone clapping, shaking, and stomping their way to a good time during this tale!
Extending the Learning: Spunky Little Monkey felt so much better after getting up and moving. Continue the trend with two weeks of action in the Circle Time Sports Unit.
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Sing and Dance In Your Polka-Dot Pants by Eric Litwin
Hazel Nut loves to sing and dance but has a hard time getting her family to join along. It isn’t until her disco-loving granny shows up that the action begins! Sing along with Hazel’s new song and wipe away the rainy day blues with dance and fun! Dance moves are laid out step by step at the back of the book.
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
A great story with “see-and-do” movements. Buffalos, elephants, and camels will have the students shrugging, stomping, and bending their way to a good time. Repetitive fun as after each verse the students get to call out, “I can do it!” No worries about the wiggles during this storytime!
Say Zoop! by Harvé Tullet
Dots abound in this read-along! Let your finger do the “walking” as the dots go faster, slower, loud, and soft. Just when you think you’ve got the blue dot all figured out, red and yellow dots appear! Primary colors turn into even more fun!
Extending the Learning: With so many opportunities to play with color, this Circle Time Colors Unit for Preschoolers will help keep the focus!
Mix It Up by Hervé Tullet
Another great book by Hervé Tullet comes alive with vibrant colors as readers mix, mash, and swipe the primary colors into new hues. Young learners get to see what happens as colors are mixed into new shades.
Extending the Learning: Play it safe reading the book then get your hands dirty by mixing up some new ideas in Mixing Colors and Color Theory.
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