Reading Fun With Kids at Christmas

I was really hoping to get my stitched pillow post finished and ready to go for you today, but we spent the weekend doing this

college visit to MIT

and this

early birthday dinner at Olive Garden

and yesterday was his 18th birthday.

So I decided to bring you a simple and fun idea to share with your littles this Christmas season.

Over the years of my kids being small I was a collector of books.  I wanted a variety, but mostly I wanted the most bang for my buck.  My hubby and I spent thousands of hours sitting with our littles and reading. Best.time.spent.ever.  If you have littles, take a minute and sit down and read a book. I digress.  Me = collector of children’s books.  I was fortunate that the preschool where I worked, participated with the scholastic book order program.  I was always able to find a good amount of books for $1-$3.  A great value when you are growing your own library.

Among my book collection, a collection of Christmas books emerged.  


Somewhere in the midst of that, while visiting the home of an older-mom friend, I noticed her basket of Christmas books sitting in the corner and I loved it. And so began another Christmas tradition.  When the Christmas decorations come out, so do the Christmas books.  Some years they are gathered in a basket.


Some years they have been wrapped in pretty wrapping paper.   A super fun thing to do with littles – they love the surprise of opening presents, and how fun is opening one book every night and reading a Christmas story??!!??


Some times, it’s both – wrapped in the basket ๐Ÿ™‚

In all the hustle and bustle of the days leading up to Christmas it is nice to take a moment with your kiddos curl up in a warm blanket and read a story!!

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3 Comments

  1. I do this too! I use them as decorations that people can reach out and pull down and sit and read and tell stories about time spent with their kids.
    Please come link this up with Marfi at the Book and Blanket link up. Link is on my blog.

  2. Awww, so sweet! We've done this with our Christmas books over the years too. Every Christmas they come out and sit in a basket by the fireplace. The cool thing is that the kids haven't seen them in so long, it's like they're new again! Thanks for sharing!

  3. A great challenge! I've been thinking about this idea for the last few days and think I'll wrap up the books we already have. Even though they're not new I think they will still think it's fun! But, I don't think we have 25 Christmas books, so I'll have to work on that… ๐Ÿ™‚

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