Reading to kids is a great way to teach them important lessons while still having fun. Since the holidays are nearly here, it’s the perfect time to use holiday books for kids to help them learn and improve their reading and listening skills. Here’s a look at 10 great holiday books that will teach kids while they enjoy some holiday cheer.
1. The Littlest Christmas Tree
In this adorable holiday book, the Littlest Christmas Tree is looking for a home for the holiday, and there are just a few days until Christmas. It’s perfect for teaching preschoolers that you’re never too small and a great way to introduce kids to the history of the Christmas tree tradition.
2. Polar Express
The Polar Express is about a young boy’s magical trip all the way to the North Pole on a train named the Polar Express. This book teaches the importance of believing and friendship in a fun way kids will understand.
3. Clifford’s Christmas
Many kids are already familiar with Clifford, and this Christmas adventure is sure to delight preschoolers and kids in the younger grades. In this Clifford adventure, he gets a Christmas tree, makes a snowman, and more. Kids will learn how their “big ideas” can change the world with a fun Christmas story.
4. Missing Mittens
Farmer Bill is missing a mitten on a snowy day in this Missing Mittens big book; and some of the farm animals are missing mittens too. Turn math into seasonal fun with a book that helps children with counting, shapes, pattern recognition, and more.
5. The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving
Sister and Brother bear are all excited about getting presents for Christmas, but the Christmas Eve pageant changes their point of view. The Berenstain Bears and your students will learn a lesson about giving to others.
6. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph is a classic Christmas story that retells the story of Rudolph from the 1964 TV special. This old, Christmas classic teaches children that being different is okay and that sometimes their differences are what make people special.
7. Bear Stays Up for Christmas
Perfect for preschoolers with plenty of pictures, this bestselling book is all about staying up on Christmas Eve. Bear celebrates with stockings, songs, and a tree, but learns that giving is the greatest Christmas present.
8. Pete the Cat Saves Christmas
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas not only offers kids a look at the real spirit of Christmas, it teaches an important lesson too. This fun twist on a traditional Christmas tale encourages kids to learn to give their all in everything they do while teaching kids about giving.
9. The Itsy Bitsy Snowman
A Christmas take on the “Itsy Bitsy Spider,” this fun book offers some rhyming fun for kids. Perfect for younger children, this nursery rhyme book is a perfect way to get young children interested in reading with a winter wonderland theme.
10. Merry Christmas Mom and Dad
In this hilarious book, children will learn about being a good helper in this Christmas book, discovering that making mistakes is okay and a great way to learn.