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Unleashing Imagination: Perfect Picture Books for Dramatic Play with Props

It's National Picture Book Month! Find the perfect picture books for dramatic play with props.

A variety of scattered picture books.

November is National Picture Book Month. Picture books are central to our Belle's Book Club Residencies and Belle's Book Club Playgroups. Good picture books are the perfect companion for dramatic play.

In our Belle's Book Residencies, we often use simple props to enhance the storytelling experience. Use what you have on hand to bring the story and characters to life.

Great books + Dramatic Play = A Fun and Meaningful Learning Experience

Take a look at some of these picture books that can encourage dramatic play with props.

The Squiggle by Carole Lexa Schaefer

Young girl playing with a piece of red yarn.
The Squiggle

Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis

A man in a gray suit is tap dancing with two children.
Not a Stick

Who Knew What a Blanket Could Do? by Leigh Mayo

A laundry basket full of colorful blankets.
Who Knew What a Blanket Could Do

What To Do With A Box by Jane Yolen and Chris Sheban

Two children and a dog playing inside of a cardboard box
What to do with a Box

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

A little boy drawing with a purple crayon.
Harold and the Purple Crayon

The Red Balloon by A. Lomorisse

A little boy is holding a big red balloon.
The Red Balloon

Maya's Magical Laundry Basket by Carolyn Florey and John Garrity

A little girl is sitting inside of a laundry basket playing.
Maya's Magical Laundry Basket


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