I’ve mentioned before how important reading with kids is to me, and I feel like it’s even more enjoyable during the colder months. You can exercise a little hygge by snuggling up with your little one in your jammies & cosy socks, with a big fluffy blanket thrown over you, maybe even a cheeky hot choc in hand, and read a lovely Wintery story that gives you both a lovely feeling of excitement for the Christmassy season ahead.
This is something we do throughout Autumn & Winter here and we have quite the book collection, so I have picked out our 5 favourite Wintery inspired stories to share with you.
1. Snow bear – Piers Harper
2. the littlest reindeer – Loyd Auman
3. Say hello to the snowy animals – Ian Whybrow & Ed Eaves
4. The polar bear who saved Christmas – Thomas Nelson
5. How The Grinch Stole Christmas – Dr Seuss
With the exception of ‘The Polar bear who saved Christmas’, which is a new addition, all of the other books are ones that we’ve had since my youngest was little, and we get them out every year to share, I like to do a seasonal book rotation for the her, 1) because we have so many books & 2) because it’s lovely to see her rediscover old favourites and get excited all over again.
Books have the ability to take you away from life and immerse you in a fantasy world, and it’s no different for children, both of my girls are big book lovers and read a lot, and I think it gives them the break they need from the constant work and homework that they get from school.
I hope you like our fave winter inspired stories, pop in the comments which books you and your children share, I love to get new recommendations, especially in time for Christmas.