Start a new special Christmas Advent tradition - buy 24 Christmas books- large, small, fat, thin, a variety of reading and interest levels is also good for this activity.
Wrap them up in a variety of different wrapping papers. Tie them with pretty bows, make them special. Set them in a basket and let your child open one each night for a special story-time.
Let your child open one book a night – then read it together. Decide what time and what other rituals you will plan for this activity. For instance, does the child need to be in their pj's? Do you want this to be the very last activity before lights go out?
Think it through, because I can assure you they will want to repeat this activity next year. (watch for Christmas books to go on sale after Christmas and get stocked up for next year)
Enjoy the family time, or special time with that one child. These are some of the books that have been in our baskets through the years.
SMALL BOOK SUGGESTIONS:
Touch And Feel Christmas
The Christmas Pony by Sylvia Green
Christmas is Good- Trixie’s Guide to a Happy Holiday
Merry Christmas Amelia Bedelia
Here Comes Santa
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The Last Holiday Concert
Here Come the Holidays!
Miss Holly is Too Jolly
Reindeer to Wear Striped Underwear
I Saw Three Ships
Kitten in the Cold
Mystery at Snowflake Inn - boxcar Children
Max & Ruby's Christmas Tree
Santa Paws to the Rescue
Memories of Christmas
Santa Paws on Christmas Island
Santa Paws, Come Home
The Christmas Pony
White House White-Out - A to Z Mysteries
Letters from Father Christmas
Santa Claus Doesn't Mop Floors
Let is Snow- Scratch & Sniff book
A Christmas Eve
A Christmas Carol
Little Mouse's Christmas
Children's Christmas Collection
LARGE BOOK SUGGESTIONS:
If you Take a Mouse to the Movies
PEEF the Christmas Bear
The Golden Christmas Treasury
Christmas at our house
I own all these books, and they have stocked my book basket each December!
Choose the basket that looks best in your house-
More Children Books
Dr. Seuss Books
Don Freeman's Books
Magic Tree House Books
Chronicles of Narnia Books
A Series of Unfortunate Events Books