By: Christa Protano
Whether you’re a mom who is stickler for traditions or love to create routines all your own, one thing is certain: there is nothing like snuggling in bed with your baby and a sweet bedtime story. As I was unboxing all of our Christmas stuff this past weekend, I realized that it was time to update my family’s holiday book collection so we can do just that. Here are the latest titles to help you and yours get ready for a special Christmas-themed story time.
The latest in the best-selling You’re My Little series, Christmas Cookie is the perfect read for baby’s first Christmas. With playful, rhyming text paired with holiday character favorites, this board book offers a festive twist on an endearing sentiment. Once you pick one up for yourself, be sure to grab a copy for the newest parent friend or family member, too.
We’ll be honest — your toddler may not be the best candidate for Santa’s Little Helper once he gets his hands on this adorable board book. Equipped with a pair of very squeaky boots, Santa's Squeaky Boots tries to deliver gifts to children around the world, but with the turn of each die-cut page, little ones may have too much fun spoiling the big man’s surprise.
No holiday library is complete without Clement Clarke Moore’s classic tale of Christmas Eve. While there are countless variations of The Night Before Christmas, we love this interactive kid-friendly version that invites children young and old to search-and-find one adorably furry mouse on St. Nick’s magical night
Beyond the Book: Felt Christmas Tree Craft
This was one of my children’s favorites when they were just starting to walk and gain their sense of independence: their very own Christmas tree to decorate! This holiday DIY is no-sew, super simple to make, and all it needs are a few command trips to hang it up. Click here to get the pattern and templates.