Below are 📚books we have been enjoying reading during the cold❄️Winter months. We love snow and winter, and we love creating fairy-tale settings for our children to play out their imagination. (I wrote about the importance of imaginary play in child's development here.) So, we love bringing books to life through small world play by creating scenes and incorporating the characters from books to let our children role-play, explore the plot and its characters.
- The Mitten book ~ our absolute 🌨Winter🐰🐻🐭 favorite book! (buy here) ~ see a📎 link to a blog post 👇below or here,
- The Hat book (buy here) ~ see a📎 link to a blog post 👇below or here,
- Ice Is Nice!: All About the North and South Poles, Cat in the Hat's Learning Library (buy here),
- Winter, First Step Nonfiction (buy here),
- Winter Wonderland, Picture the Seasons (buy here) is an amazing book written by Winter with humorous text and gorgeous photography,
- The Secret Life of a Snowflake book (buy here) ~ read a post about it here or see👇below,
- The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice book (buy here) and see 👇below,
- The Return of the Light: Twelve Tales from Around the World for the Winter Solstice (buy here) and see 👇below.
See here The Mitten Book •❄️Winter Favorite 📖Reading 📚Collection.
See here The Hat Book ❄️ Winter 📖 Reading Collection.
See here 📚Learning About 🌨Snowflakes •❄️Paper ✂️Craft.
Also here see ❄️Snowflake Paper ✂️Craft.
Do you 🎉celebrate The ❄️Winter solstice — also known as Yule, Midwinter, the Shortest 🌅Day of the Year and the Longest 🌌Night! This holiday, (which lands usually on December 21st) is a great opportunity to bring out a 🌏globe and a 🔦flashlight and discuss the sun, the seasons, the tilt of the 🌏 Earth and so much more!
🌬Winter 🌅 Solstice Books:
- The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice book (buy here) has lots of fun activities you can do with your kiddo such as determining the positioning of the ☀️ on the 🌅horizon by measuring a shadow, 🖍sketching the positioning of the sun ☀️ by using a compass and more;
- The Return of the Light: Twelve Tales from Around the World for the Winter Solstice (buy here) is a wonderful collection of stories honoring the winter solstice, but for an older child - 8 yo and up.
For holiday-inspired reading, see here 🎄Christmas 🎅🏻 Inspired Holiday 📚Books.
For fun hands-on Winter activities, see here ☃️ Winter Inspired Unit Study.