There’s a chill in the air; a crispness that heralds the coming of snow.
People rush by on the sidewalk, bundled in warm coats and scarves, shopping for last-minute gifts for the family, their boss and the letter carrier.
The smell of evergreen drifts through my house and the wood in the fireplace crackles and pops as the flames dance between the logs. My children are excited because tonight is book reading night. Dishes sit in the sink; dust bunnies remain under the bed. No chores will be done tonight; we’ll be reading instead.
My kids and I have indulged in this tradition ever since my littlest was born. She’s now 5 years old. The 9-year-old tries to act sophisticated but can’t help getting into the spirit of things. They come bounding down the stairs, dressed in their pajamas, books in hand and jump onto the couch, pulling the comforter up to their chins.
They both have a favorite book or two, and so do I. It’s never too late to start reading with your kids, especially during the holidays when life can get so hectic. Here are eight holiday books to get you started!
Poor Li’l Rabbit’s Grandmother is sick, and he needs to find something to make her better so they can celebrate Kwanzaa together.
Holiday time at Sadie’s means golden gelt sparkling under the Christmas tree and candy canes hanging on eight menorah branches.
Remember, reading books to your kids doesn’t have to be a holiday-themed tradition. But it’s a great way to start!
Now, pardon me, but my kids are clutching their books and holding their mugs of hot cocoa waiting for me on the couch. I need to change into my pajamas and get this reading party started!