Choosing quiet times to share books - right before bedtime or a nap - might be the best choice for your child when the goal is sitting quietly as you share a good story. But for those active times, you can still incorporate a good read! Who says storytime must always be a quiet, still time?
These books encourage your toddler to move along to the story. It can be a great solution for those wiggly little ones. He gets to be active and enjoy a book! For more suggestions, ask a Youth Services Librarian.
Animal Fun by Zita Newcome
A group of toddlers has fun imitating a penguin, a crab, a duck, an elephant, and other animals while they exercise.
Bounce by Doreen Cronin and Scott Menchin
Rhyming text offers advice on the best ways for toddlers to bounce.
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
Encourages the reader to exercise by following the movements of various animals; presented in a question and answer format.
If You're Happy and You Know It: Jungle Edition by James Warhola
Jungle animals sing the verses of this popular song that encourages everyone to express their happiness through voice and movement.
We've All Got Bellybuttons! by David Martin
Various animals invite the reader to experience what their different body parts can do, including their tickly belly buttons.