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Interactive Books for Busy Preschoolers

Interactive books are great for busy preschoolers. Kids are always on the move. They jump and run all day, and try to figure out how the world works. They have a hard time sitting still and making them listen through a lengthy story can be a challenge, especially in a playgroup or classroom setting.

I put together a list of interactive books that will keep the kids engaged, have them jump, press buttons, and save the day! They all have been tested and approved by my preschoolers and own kids.

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List of Interactive Books for Preschoolers:

Pet this book

by Jessica Young and Daniel Wiseman

This book invites young readers to pet the cat, wash the dog, brush the horse’s mane and various other activities. A winner with all little animal lovers.

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Play this book

also by Jessica Young and Daniel Wiseman

Lets make music! Strum your guitar, beat the drums. No instruments required. All you need is your imagination.

Press Here

by Herve Tullet

A book for toddlers, preschoolers and older kids. Press the yellow dot and follow the directions on each page. Watch as the dots multiply, change colors and size while you press, shake and turn the book upside down. A great book for kids to learn about following directions and cause and effect.

Mix It Up

by Herve Tullet

Similar to “Press Here” you follow directions on each page while you learn about colors. Colors appear, mix, splatter and vanish in front of your eyes.


by Lucy Volpin

Help Crocodali to create a masterpiece by shaking, rubbing and blowing on the book.

Bunny Slopes

by Claudia Rueda

Help Bunny go down the bunny slope. Shake the book to make it snow. Tilt and turn to make sure Bunny gets down safe.

Is There A Dog In This Book?

by Viviane Schwarz

This book is one of my personal favorites. Assist the three kitties to find out if there is a dog in the book and if they can become friends. Lots of giggles and fun!

Can You Make A Scary Face?

by Jan Thomas

This interactive book will have you up and dancing, making faces and following the Ladybug’s commands. This book is a great hit with toddlers and early preschool age kids.

This Book Is Full Of Monsters

by Guido Van Genechten

Get ready to meet all the monsters in this book! Each page will instruct you to prepare for the creature on the next page like holding your nose or being very quiet. A fun read not just for Halloween.

Plant The Tiny Seed

by Christie Matheson

In this book you will see how tiny seeds bloom into beautiful flowers. And by tapping, clapping, waving, and more, children can assist in making the garden grow. A beautiful book!

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

by Michael Rosen

Not an interactive book at first sight but especially in preschool we used to act out the bear hunt. So much fun!

Touch The Brightest Star

by Christie Matheson

This is an interactive bedtime story that shows small children that nighttime doesn’t have to be scary. Wave goodbye to the sun, wish upon a star, gently press a firefly. With beautiful pictures and a soothing rhythm this book is a wonderful bedtime choice.

You might also like my list of books for early readers.

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