It’s Finally Here…

It’s our first year of #holidaybookaday! The theme: open a new December holiday book every night until the end of the year. This could include books about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve. Over this past year my fellow blogger, Kim and I have been adding to a “Countdown to the new year” booklist we created together. I have been so excited about starting this tradition with my boys that I actually prepared and wrapped all the books prior to even Thanksgiving! J opened up his first book last night because I couldn’t wait to get started. I’m not sure if he will share in my excitement but I’ve been talking it up and I’m hoping he will enjoy this book journey as much as I know I will. What I’m most excited about is having a variety of holidays represented in our book list. I think experiencing these various holidays through stories will bring about many teachable moments. Feel free to join us on this #holidaybookaday journey over the next month by following the hashtag on Instagram!

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Our books all wrapped and ready!
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Opening the first book!
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Christmas Is… by Gail Gibbons
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The second book!
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The Christmas ABCs by Jill Howarth
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2 thoughts on “It’s Finally Here…”

  1. What a fabulous idea! You are making reading exciting and meaningful for your child in a way that he will remember his whole life. Extend this ideas to birthdays, too. Include donating books to those who don’t have as many literacy riches.

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  2. We do this, too, with A. I have a collection of Christmas and winter books, but like the idea of teaching her about different holidays. Every time I go to a book sale, I look for a book that I could add to the collection. I’ll have to look for some others!

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