What we like the best about The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle is the simplicity of the message and the repetitive patterns that help baby be engaged. If you have followed our series of top fifty read-along books for babies and toddlers it is likely that your little one already knows most of the baby signs we will incorporate to the reading of this book.
There are numerous versions in print but we particularly love the lift-the-flap version. It is small enough for little hands to handle and it is made of very sturdy cardboard that is easy to wipe. The weight and finish of each page is similar to our baby sign language flashcard kit.
The Very Busy Spider is a very nice book to introduce to groups of toddlers. Short enough for their attention span the book has simple illustrations that are easy to follow. We have compiled a set of signs to use in combination with your read-along activity:
If you are having a busy day and your toddler has access to a tablet consider playing this video which has the whole narration of The Very Busy Spider along with animal sounds.
Want to check out more books with baby signs?