We love reading Christmas books in our family! Here are 18 Christmas books for kids that you and your own kids are sure to love! We make it a point to read to the twins every day. I even bought…
My husband and I have always talked about how to teach the twins about Hanukkah. Obviously, being 6 months old they are a little young to quite get it, but I want to be prepared for when they start talking and asking questions. I love nothing more than the Friends episode featuring theÂ Holiday Armadillo, but thought that again, they’d be a little too young to get theÂ humor in that, so we opted to purchase some Hanukkah books for kids until they’re a little bit older and share in my love of Friends.
These Hanukkah books for kids all discuss the meaning of Hanukkah, but in a fun andÂ cute way that little ones can understand.
by Ellen Fischer
Synopsis:Â Rescued from an animal shelter on the first night of Hanukkah, Latke the puppy joins the family just in time for the celebrations. Although he has trouble learning the house rules, he is one Lucky Dog!
by Naomi Kleinberg
Synopsis:Â What’s a dreidel? Elmo wants to know! He finds out as he celebrates the first night of Hanukkah with a friend’s family. He watches Gil, Susie, and their parents light the menorah and joins in as they sing Hanukkah songs. After supper he learns to play dreidel, the traditional Hanukkah spin-the-top game. And, at the end of the evening, Elmo gets his first Hanukkah giftâ€”his very own little dreidel! This sturdy board book introduces toddlers to the traditions of the Jewish Festival of Lights and even teaches them how to play dreidel themselves!
I’m bundled up in front of the fire enjoying the holidays, and I hope you all are too! Since I don’t have to work or do much of anything today, I thought it would be a great time to show you my favorite Etsy Christmas finds.
If your order now, most of these items will still be able to reach you beforeÂ December 25, but be sure to check each individual vendor’s holiday ship-by dates.
Have Yourself an Etsy Christmas
I can’t say Merry Christmas without wanting to follow it up by adding, “ya filthy animal!” This shirt from Jones Co CreationsÂ ($23.29) is super cute, but there’s no shortage of shirts and accessories sporting this popular phrase!
I think this Christmas StampÂ from Letter and Adore ($18) would be adorable for stamping the outside of Christmas card envelopes!. Of course, I think about this now… after allÂ of my cards have been mailed out already. Sigh. Remind me to do this next year, OK?! With the cards already gone, however, I do love this idea of using the stamp to make DIY holiday tags!
We make it a point to read the twins a story every day and we love picking up books to go with each holiday. They can learn young and we can have fun with it. With Thanksgiving just over three weeks away, it’s time to add a few Thanksgiving stories to our collection. We will be able to read them now and then pull them out year-after-year… although it won’t be that long until the twins are reading the books to US! Oy.
Do you have your own kiddos who love to read, or are you perhaps a fan of gifting books to your favorite littles? If so, we found 10 Thanksgiving books for kids that are sure to be a hit.
by Lucille Colandro
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly is one of our favorite stories to read and this looks like a fun holiday remake of the classic! In this version, the old lady swallows things like a hat, a balloon, a boat and more!
by Wendi Silvano
Synopsis:Â Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving . . . and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an idea–what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead? After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise to make this Thanksgiving the best ever!
by Nancy Davis
Our kids absolutely love lift-the-flap books, and this one looks like a fun way to learn more about the meaning behind Thanksgiving!
Synopsis:Â Nancy Davis recreates the excitement and wonder of the first Thanksgiving–how the pilgrims came to America and how the Native Americans taught them to plant and then joined them in a Thanksgiving feast. Parents can use the simple text and the bright, graphic illustrations of this lift-the-flap book to introduce a very young child to this holiday.
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