So, I have been recently inspired by the idea of a Christmas Book Advent Calendar. As I've shared previously, as Early Childhood Educators, my husband and I truly believe in the importance of fostering literacy. Hence, when I stumbled across this idea, how could we not do it!?
Every night, for the month of December, my daughter will unwrap a "new" Christmas book to read before bed. I didn't like the idea of wasting wrapping paper, so all of the books will be wrapped in fabric (this way we can also reuse the fabric year after year). We also made and laminated numbered tags so that we could reuse those as well.
Some of our favourite Christmas books include:
Counting Christmas by Karen Katz
Merry Christmas Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt
Merry Christmas Curious George by Margaret and H.A. Ray
Have You Seen Christmas by Vicki Howie and Caroline Pedlar
One Starry Night by Jan Godfrey and Honor Ayres
Christmas Tree by David Martin
We plan on putting a new book into the rotation every year. I love Christmas traditions... and I'm so excited to start our Christmas Book Advent Calendar!