Christmas books often become beloved stories that families read year after year. Whether you are starting a new family tradition or reading to a group of preschoolers, the books below will surely add some jolly to your literature!
God Gave Us Christmas (God Gave Us...) by Lisa Tawn Bergren- This Christian story reminds us all of the real meaning of Christmas. Preschool children will delight in learning about the spirit of Christmas as it was given to us by God, through his son, Jesus. The simple pictures, kind hearted characters and Christian values make this book a must have for presschool cherubs!
Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas by Jane O'connor is a fun and fanciful story that will delight preschoolers everywhere. Fans of the Fancy Nancy series will be thrilled to learn about Nancy's holiday escapes and lessons about the meaning of Christmas, too.
Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner is a festive and fun tale about how the snowmen celebrate Christmas. The pictures are captivating and cheerful, and the story has a whimisical nature to it. If your preschooler is into snowmen then this is the book to read to them!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss is a silly and funny story all preschoolers will cherish. Share the story with your preschooler, noting the rhyme and rhythm to the words. Compare and contrast Grinch and Santa, and create a Venn Diagram depicting what qualities they share, and what is different about each of them.
Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus: The Classic Edition by Francis P. Church still brings tears to my eyes when it is read. As a child who believed in Santa until age 12, I really held on to the magic of the man in the red suit. My dad used to tell me that Santa is in your heart. He was right. This book is one to treasure and read every year.
Enjoy the pleasures of reading with your preschooler this holiday season!