Category: Seasons

Easter Books to Share as a Family

Easter is just around the corner! There are so many great children’s books available to help kids to get into the spirit of the holiday. From funny to serious, there is something for everyone. I previously posted a list of great Easter board books for the littlest bookworms, so I wanted to add to that with this list of great Easter books to share as a family.

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And Then It’s Spring

Spring time means the dreary days of winter are behind us, and bright sunny days are ahead. I love watching flowers bloom and turn the world into a more colorful place. Today’s book and Spring activities recognize that the wait for Spring can be a long one, but one that is definitely worth it!

And Then It’s Spring was written by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Erin E. Stead. The story follows a young boy and his dog as they plant seeds and wait for Spring to bring color back to the world. The simple text and whimsical illustrations provide the reader with the same longing feeling as the boy. As they continue waiting for Spring to finally arrive, they worry that something has happened to their seeds, and the world will stay brown. Kids may recognize themselves in the boy as he anxiously awaits the return of green. This book is a fun read for the Spring season, and provides lots of opportunities to have some Spring-inspired fun.

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Easter Board Books for Little Ones

Easter is coming! I love all of the fun books available to welcome the Spring season and celebrate the Easter holiday. Whether or not you are religious, there are a wide variety of fun Easter board books to introduce the symbols and traditions of the holiday to the littlest of bookworms! There are books from some of your child’s favorite characters, as well as some familiar children’s book authors. I hope you find a new favorite to share with your youngest readers this holiday!

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When Will it Be Spring?

Waiting for Spring to arrive can feel like it takes forever. We look for signs of Spring as soon as the temperature rises a few degrees. Today’s book is about an adorable bear who thinks he sees signs of Spring everywhere he looks. This book provides a great opportunity to get your kids looking for signs of Spring and to participate in some fun Spring activities.

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What Will Grow? – Fun Seed Activities for Kids

Spring is coming! I love the spring time. The snow melts away, the flowers start to pop out of the ground and we can get outside again. Springtime feels like it is full of possibilities. We bought our house in November a few years ago, so when the gardens around our house started to bloom, we had no idea what types of plants and flowers to expect. It was so fun watching the plants start to come up through the soil and wait to see what would grow. Today’s book asks the same thing, and offers a lot of fun opportunities to learn about plants with different kinds of seed activities.

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Getting Through Winter with Frederick!

The long winter months can really start to get you down and make you miss the bright and sunshiny days of spring and summer. The story of Frederick by Leo Lionni combats these winter blues with bright colors and warm memories. It also shows kids how important art and poetry are to our lives, and how everyone can make a difference with their own individual talents.

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Enjoying the Snowy Days!

Snowy days can be full of wonder, excitement and fun. A fresh blanket of snow makes the world seem quiet and new. Give kids the opportunity to enjoy a snowy day, whether you have snow outside or not!

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What Do Snowmen Do at Night?

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Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner is an entertaining tale about what happens to snowmen while we are sleeping at night. Do they stand there watching the street, or do they go on an adventure? The fun rhyming text is accompanied by adorable illustrations which make you want to join in the snowman fun! My daughter and I are big fans of Snowmen at Christmas, so I was excited to check out the other titles in this series! We have already had a lot of snow here and have had a lot of fun exploring it! Even if you don’t live in a snowy climate, there are lots of learning opportunities to go along with this adorable story!

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Warming Hearts and Hands with The Mitten Tree

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The Mitten Tree by Candace Christiansen tells the touching story of Sarah, a little old woman who watches the young children play at the bus stop, but goes unnoticed by them. After a snow fall, she notices that one of the boys doesn’t play with the other kids. When she sees that he doesn’t have any mittens, she decides to knit him a pair. She leaves them on the spruce tree, thus beginning a fun game with the children. Each day they look on the mitten tree for pairs of mittens. This is a sweet story which children and adults can enjoy, while also giving readers a great message about the act of giving, without needing recognition for it.

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Best Christmas Board Books

best-christmas-board-booksDon’t forget the little ones when you are buying your holiday books! There are a wide variety of wonderful Christmas board books for babies and toddlers to enjoy during the holiday season. From touch and feel interactive books to sweet stories introducing them to traditions and symbols, you are sure to find something for your child! While several of the classic Christmas stories are also available in board book formats, I tried to keep this post to mostly books aimed at very young children. (This post contains affiliate links. In order to support this blog and continue providing free content, I may receive a commission from purchases you make through the links in this post).

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