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Adrian 4 years Adrian 49 - 53 months Books ๐Ÿ“š Holidays Julia 8 years Unit Study

๐ŸŽ„Christmas ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป Inspired Holiday ๐Ÿ“šBooks

Below are ๐Ÿ“šbooks we have been enjoying reading during the ๐ŸŽ„Christmas ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป Holidays.

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Books by Lori Evert (left column):

  • The Reindeer Wish (buy here),
  • The Christmas Wish (buy here), 
  • The Brave Littel Puppy (buy here).

Rudolph series by Robert May (middle column):

  • Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer ๐Ÿ“š book (Part I) (buy here); see a๐Ÿ“Ž link to a blog post ๐Ÿ‘‡below or here,
  • Rudolph Shines Again (Part II) (buy here).

 Books by Jan Brett (right column):

  • Home for Christmas (buy here),
  • The Hat book (buy here); see a๐Ÿ“Ž link to a blog post ๐Ÿ‘‡below or here,
  • The Mitten Book  – absolute Winter favorite! (buy here); see a๐Ÿ“Ž link to a blog post ๐Ÿ‘‡below or here.

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More ๐ŸŽ„Holidays Inspired ๐Ÿ“šBooks (left to right, top to bottom):

  • Little ๐Ÿ’™Blue Truck's ๐ŸŽ„Christmas (buy here); see a๐Ÿ“Ž link to a blog post ๐Ÿ‘‡below or here,
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Lift-the-Tab (buy here); see a๐Ÿ“Ž link to a blog post ๐Ÿ‘‡below or here,
  • Reindolphins: A Christmas Tale (buy here),
  • How to Catch an Elf (buy here),
  • PAW Patrol: The Night Before Christmas (buy here) – Adrian loves all the flaps and Paw Patrol are his currently favorite characters!
  • Polar Express 30th Anniversary Edition (buy here).

 

DSC_0168Do you ๐ŸŽ‰celebrate The โ„๏ธWinter solstice โ€” also known as Yule, Midwinter, the Shortest ๐ŸŒ…Day of the Year and the Longest ๐ŸŒŒNight! This holiday, (which lands usually on December 21st) is a great opportunity to bring out a ๐ŸŒglobe and a ๐Ÿ”ฆflashlight and discuss the sun, the seasons, the tilt of the ๐ŸŒ Earth and so much more!  

๐ŸŒฌWinter ๐ŸŒ… Solstice Books:

  • The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice book (buy here) has lots of fun activities you can do with your kiddo such as determining the positioning of the โ˜€๏ธ on the ๐ŸŒ…horizon by measuring a shadow, ๐Ÿ–sketching the positioning of the sun โ˜€๏ธ by using a compass and more;
  • The Return of the Light: Twelve Tales from Around the World for the Winter Solstice (buy here) is a wonderful collection of stories honoring the winter solstice, but for an older child – 8 yo and up.

  

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These are ๐Ÿ” some of our favoriteโ„๏ธWinter books:

  • Ice Is Nice!: All About the North and South Poles, Cat in the Hat's Learning Library (buy here),
  • Winter, First Step Nonfiction (buy here),
  • Winter Wonderland, Picture the Seasons (buy here) is an amazing book written by Winter with humorous text and gorgeous photography,
  • The Secret Life of a Snowflake book (buy here); read a post about it here
  • Merry Christmas, Squirrels! (buy here).

  DSC_0183 More Holiday ๐Ÿ“šBooks:

  • Red and Lulu (buy here) is a great story about two red cardinal birds and a Rockefeller Center Tree in Manhattan;
  • The Nutcracker Ballet (buy here),
  • Our American Holidays: Their Meaning and Spirit (buy here).

DSC_0180Julia has been playing a part in a Nutcracker ballet for the past two years, and these Glass Ballet Slipper ornament (buy here) now decorate our tree.


Below are ๐Ÿ“Ž links to posts when we brought ๐Ÿ“šbooks to life with small world invitations to read.

DSC_0074See here "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer ๐Ÿ“šโ€ข๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป Holiday ๐Ÿ“– Reading โœจCollection."

DSC_0185See here Rudolph's Lift -The-Flap book inspired "Skip Counting by 2๏ธโƒฃ" Math Activity. 

DSC_0174Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Lift-the-Tab (buy here).

DSC_0316See here "The Mitten Book โ„๏ธ Winter Favorite ๐Ÿ“–Reading ๐Ÿ“šCollection."

 

DSC_0018See here "The Hat Book  โ„๏ธ Winter ๐Ÿ“– Reading Collection."

DSC_0133See here "Little ๐Ÿ’™Blue Truck's ๐ŸŽ„Christmas โ€ข A Holiday ๐Ÿ’ŽGem ๐Ÿ“šBook."

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DSC_0166 The Legend of St. Nicholas: A Story of Christmas Giving (buy here) which we read on St. Nicholas Day. Read a post about this holiday here "St. ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป Nicholas Day ๐ŸŽCustom of ๐Ÿ‘žShoes."

What Holiday ๐Ÿ“šbooks are your favorite?

See here the roundup of activities we have done in the month of December "๐ŸŽ„Christmas Inspired Unit Study."

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