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Here is our collection of Winter books. I try to find books that don't mention Santa and are reality-based to follow the Montessori principles. (If you want to read more about fantasy and reality in books, check this blog post)
From left to right, top to bottom:
- that’s not my reindeer (not pictured but interesting too: that’s not my donkey, that’s not my snowman)
- Susie celebrate Christmas by a local author
- Drawing, doodling and colouring for Christmas
- Advent calendar to colour: I bought those 2 Usborne Christmas books 3 years ago and we still use them!
- Mog’s Christmas (a reference to Father Christmas but he is not pictured)
- Alfie’s Christmas (a reference to Father Christmas)
- The Shortest day: my favourite so far, probably more for children 5 and older. There are activities to do to understand the solstices.
- Winter: wordless book (I’m planning to buy the 3 others in the series: Spring, Summer, and Autumn)
- Snow: the poem from Walter Delamare is beautiful, the illustrations, mainly in black, white, and red are beautiful too. However, I was very disappointed that they managed to add 2 full pages about Santa Claus. That part could have been skipped as the poem is about the snow!
- The mitten (we also have the hat from the same author). I use this book as a support for many activities and even yoga sessions!
And you? What are you reading to your children?
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