This time of year it’s all about Valentine’s Day! My favorite workbox activity for my preschoolers this time of year are my Valentine’s Day Counting Cards to use with manipulative: puff balls, candy pieces, and so forth!Continue Reading
One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is celebrating by reading Christmas picture books with my young children. Another favorite part of the season for me is singing Christmas songs. In fact, our home is one in which Christmas songs are fair game all year round! What better union, then, but to read children’s picture books of favorite holiday songs! Here are some of the best Christmas songs picture books to get us ready for Christmas caroling!
This year, I took our huge stack of children’s holiday picture books and wrapped them up to create a picture book count down to Christmas! I am excited to read a favorite picture book each morning until Christmas is here.Our stack of books is full of traditional stories, both religious (the nativity story) and secular (the Santa tradition). I love all these aspects of Christmas! Here are some of the best Christmas song picture books in our stack of holiday reading.
Here’s something to add to your Christmas sensory activities list for your toddler! Gather the textures of the first nativity in a basket, as based on a favorite Christmas Carol. My daughter loves sensory activities and this Nativity textures activity encourages exploration, as well as developing a growing understanding of the story of the first Nativity. What could be better for the Christmas season?
For my preschooler, this angel kids craft was a nice alternative to snow play. The craft can also be converted into an angel Christmas ornament. The angel uses an outline of the child’s hands and one foot to form the wings and body, and a personal photo of the child’s face makes it personal. My daughter has a spitfire personality, so I loved the ultimate result of this craft thanks to the addition of her face to the angel.