No spoiler alert here… books are amazing. In addition to all of the language and literacy benefits, they bring a child to a world they might not otherwise discover. They’re great for learning new vocabulary, building associations, and opening more flood gates to creativity and imagination.
In case you missed our Facebook post, a novel idea in Advent calendars is wrapping 24 books in anticipation for each day before Christmas.
(and since you’re getting this a tad late, you only have 22 books to go ;p)
They don’t have to be new books. Wrap some hand-me-down books, some favorites, some back of the shelf books, or library books!
If you’re looking for some holiday book recommendations, don't think I was going to leave you hanging!
The Littlest Ones (0-12 months)
The “This ain’t my first Christmas!” Ones (1-3 years)
The Christmas Veterans (3 and up!)
Now I want to hear from you... What are your favorite Christmas stories? Are you establishing reading traditions at home? Are you a fan of the classics or do you have any off-the-radar books to share? Tell us in the comments below.