6 Types of Activity Books for Kids
Looking for a few great books to keep your kids entertained? Here are 6 fun and simple types of activity books you should add to your kids' everyday entertainment. Whether traveling in the car, spending time with a babysitter, or hanging out with friends, they're sure to love these activities!
We've said it before and we'll say it again, kids should learn their way around the kitchen at a young age, and fun kid-friendly cookbooks are a great way to start! You can teach them easy recipes for the toaster or microwave, or even just pretend with them in their own play kitchen. Get them a cute little apron and their own personalized drinkware to go along with the kid-friendly cookbook! Even if all they make is dirt pie and Play-Doh pizza, it's a fun start!
2) Sticker Books
One of the easiest types of activity books for kids, sticker books are fun and exciting because everybody loves stickers! Grab a storybook with activity stickers in the back, and help your kids practice both reading and fine motor skills as they place the stickers in the right place!
3) Animal Life Cycle
If you have little animal lovers in your family, animal life cycle books are a great way to teach them about biology, all while they practice reading. Learning how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly, or even about the Venus Fly Trap is a fun and exciting way to get your kids to read. Find an animal life cycle book that goes along with an actual activity (such as a butterfly garden or an ant farm) and they'll be entertained for weeks!
4) Eye-Spy Books
Great for your younger kids, we love "spot the difference," "I-Spy," and searchable books like Where's Waldo? They'll love looking for different parts of the story in the large colorful pages, and they'll practice their observation skills. It's a great way for kids to work together.
5) Magnetic Books
Fun for young kids, there are tons of great magnetic books that tell a story while providing a fun activity for the kids. You can find these books with magnets for dressing up the characters in different outfits, or giving them different pets and activities. It's like the toddler's version of "Choose Your Own Adventure."
6) Brain Games
Sites like Lumosity for adults are becoming more and more popular, but what we don't realize is that there are tons of great books and games that use these methods for kids as well! If you've got a long car ride ahead, brain games books can keep your kids focused, occupied, and quiet while they exercise their minds without even realizing it.