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Finger Puppet Board Books
Toddlers and preschoolers are in for a treat if you are showing them a finger puppet book for the first time. Not only will they enjoy sitting on your lap as you read them a story, but when the little finger puppet pops out of the book's page, they will be surprised and delighted -- that is, after the first peep.
I have read many of these stories with their puppets to children I have known over the years. If you are a parent or grandparent, perhaps you have had the occasion to read one or two as well. But did you know about all the different stories you could find?
So many different finger puppet board books are available that you are sure to find one that your toddler or preschooler will love.
Bonding with a Little One
Sitting Together with a Book
Holding a child on your lap and reading a story together is one of the sweetest moments in raising a child. You sit cuddled together and share words and ideas in ways you wouldn't do in ordinary conversation. The child is exposed to unfamiliar vocabulary and so is learning new things. Sometimes you can extend the story just a little and find out what a child is thinking and how he interprets what you are reading.
These moments together are special bonding times that will be important to developing your ongoing life relationship.
That's the ideal, anyway. But sometimes it just doesn't work like that. Some kids may want to wiggle away and won't sit still long enough for all that nice bonding stuff. I know because I've seen it. All kids are not cut from the same cloth!
What's fun about these puppet books is that kids who would ordinarily not want to sit on your lap for a story may find these puppets a hoot! The creature can give that little oomph of surprise that will peak the child's curiosity.
Who was that? What just happened? Let me try that!
The books become more interactive and so more like a game. The idea of reading just got a bit more fun. This positive attitude towards puppet board books can later be transferred to other books, too.
Using Books with Puppets Built In - Little Ones Will Squeal with Delight!
Have you ever read one of these books to a child?
Yes, what fun!
Fly Away Home
Ladybug Board Book
Most kids love ladybugs! For families with gardens or house plants, a ladybug can be a welcome friend.
Kids love to count the little red dots on the ladybug!
Mice Are Nice
Mice and Cheese -- What a Combo!
A mouse is easy for a child to relate to. This mouse is popping out of a hole in the cheese. Where else will he pop out from?
These Puppets Pop Out of Their Own Little Books!
Available Individually or in Sets
For very young children, these board books are ideal. Imagine snuggling up with a little one on your lap and reading one of these stories together. The books come with an attached puppet that pokes out of the page at an appropriate moment.
Some children will at first be a bit startled when the little animal surprises them in the midst of a story, but your little one will eventually warm up to the funny critter and anticipate its involvement.
These interactive books are available in many different animal varieties. They include the animals you might expect, such as puppies and kitties, plus crabs, bats, penguins, even a Santa puppet for Christmas time! A little turkey finger puppet board book would make a nice Thanksgiving gift for a little one. You can find a snowman and a bunny and a chick and many other seasonal stories, too.
You can also purchase these books in boxed sets of four.
Glad You Came By
I Hope You Had Fun!
These books are only a few of the puppet books available for sharing with kids. If you haven't found what you were looking for here, you can click on any of the featured books to go to the Amazon site where you can explore the whole series.
Also be sure to check out the featured hubs below which have more options. There you can find fairy tale puppet books, animal puppet books, and more.
I hope you've enjoyed your visit. I hope you have fun with some little person telling stories with puppets.