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Traditional books are wonderful, but there’s just something special about a pop-up book with impressive paper illustrations that “jump” out at you, or flaps you can pull or lift to enhance the story. (Yay for realism!) “Pop-up books provide a great multi-sensory experience that typical books can’t,” explains pediatric occupational therapist Diana Fitts of The Sensory Toolbox. “With a typical book, children use their vision and their hearing if the story is being read aloud to them. Pop-up books engage the sense of touch; when children lift the flaps on a ‘peekaboo’ page or grab a 3D character, they need to use their vision, hearing, and sense of touch all at once.” Incorporating three senses into one activity, adds Fitts, is a nice way to help children develop their sensory systems and tolerate multi-sensory experiences moving forward.
Here are 10 charming pop-up books to add to your at-home library: