In Press Here each page tells your child to do something different to the little colored dots. Rub the dots, tilt the page, shake them, etc. You turn the page, and something amazing has happened in response to the child's action.
Today we made our first couple of books built on this concept. First- Three Teddies.
(Teddy's fur poofs out)
(Teddy gets smushed)
(Teddy is elongated)
(Teddy is back to normal size and now has a smile on his face)
7. It's his birthday! Can you run and go find a present to give to him?
8. He really likes the present you gave him. Happy Birthday, Teddy!
(now all three teddies are smiling)
There are soooo many possibilities for book-making with this concept. No real artistic ability required (that's why I choose teddies and balloons- who can't draw those? :-) M had fun reading the book to little G, and letting little G do the actions. I think it would be neat to let an older child MAKE a book like this for a younger sibling.
(We used a blank paperback book for this project. For homemade books in the past we've used blank board books for longevity, but the paperbacks are smaller and have more pages- so better suited for the interactive books.)