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It is hard to believe that it is already wintertime. When I look outside my bedroom window, I can already see all the bare trees and can imagine the cool, crisp air when I breathe in. To me, reading in the winter can be romantic. Just imagine be all snuggled on the couch, fire crackling in the fireplace, and a good book in your hand. Having a list of winter books for children can also be a great way to sneak in all those cuddles with the little kiddos?
Winter only comes one time of year and with it often comes snow, cold weather, hot chocolate, and Christmas stories. However winter is a 13 week long season, and so much more goes on than snow and holidays…
Animals enter into hibernation. Birds go South in search of warmer weather. The days become shorter and shorter.
My mom liked reading stories to my brother and I about all the things animals do in winter. (Not exactly sure why the many books she read when I was young had an animal as the main character…). She always wanted to read us books that encouraged learning something, whether it was about character, nature, or history. So when winter arrived, out came a bunch of books on hibernation, bears, weather, and stories of what pioneers used to do in winter time. Looking back, I really miss those times when I was little and always learning.
To help you encourage reading throughout this winter, check out this list of winter books for children.
(P.S. Make your winter reading extra special by making hot chocolate, starting a fire, and cuddling up close in the evenings as a family).
Winter books for children:
- Animals in Winter
- Winter is Here
- The Shortest Day
- Winter’s Gift
- Winter Days in the Big Woods
- When Winter Comes
- Winter, Awake!
- Winter Pony
- Lemonade in Winter
- Winter on the Farm
- The Long Winter (Little House on the Prairie)
- The Winter of Red Snow (Dear America series)
Call me a romantic, but I long for a day when I am married and have my own children and will be able to do special things like this as a family. Makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.
What do you like doing as a family, during winter?