Pets at Play

When a wiggly toddler won’t sit still, this fun look at familiar pets can help you channel that energy. The colorful photos in this durable board book show the pet in motion, whether it’s jumping, flapping, or shaking. The rhyming text encourages kids to imitate each movement, so that they can become part of the action. Don’t be surprised if your child asks for this lively book again and again.

If possible, allow your baby to watch pets in action if she can’t yet imitate their motions. Watching birds flock to a feeder or fish swim in a bowl can captivate a little one. And if your older child is an old pro at imitating pets, try to have him expand his animal movements to slither like a snake, stomp like an elephant, or canter like a horse.