There are so many wonderful flap books out on the market for your child. In this post, I will narrow the list down to the best ones for your toddler that help increase language skills. Flap books are great for language development since the exciting flaps motivate your child to attend to the books. These types of books are also usually very repetitive and allow your child to help participate in the story. The flaps provide a great opportunity for your child to request to “open” the door (Tip: Use a finger to keep the flap closed until your child requests to open it). Flap books also offer many opportunities to learn new vocabulary due to their simplistic nature. Now it’s time to check out the list!
8 Best Flap Books
1. Dear Zoo
This book is great to expand your child’s knowledge of animals. The book also uses a different adjective to describe each animal on each page, such as a fierce lion. This book is a MUST-HAVE.
2. Where Is Baby’s Belly Button?
This book is obviously great for learning body parts. It also uses many spatial concept words, such as behind and under.
3. Open the Barn Door
This is another great one for animal vocabulary. It also is a nice opportunity to review the animal noises.
4. What’s in My Truck?
This book is nice because it offers many opportunities to request to “open” the flap with more than one flap per page. What’s in My Truck is also great because it asks many questions throughout that you can have your child answer.
5. First 100 Words Lift-the-Flap
First 100 Words is awesome for increasing your child’s vocabulary skills. The book offers great graphics of everyday objects. The flaps will help keep your child’s interest throughout!
6. Toes, Ears, & Nose!
Another great option for learning body parts. The book also is great for working on clothing vocabulary.
7. Where’s Spot?
Your child will love looking for Spot in this flap book. The book is great for working on animal vocabulary as well as spatial concepts.
8. Where Is Maisy?
A fantastic option for answering where questions and working on spatial concepts. Your child will enjoy opening the flaps to look for Maisy!
Do you have any other favorite flap books? Please comment and let me know.
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