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Book advent for preschoolers

Last year we experimented with a Book Advent where you basically read a book every day during Advent. This was additional to our bedtime reading and we concentrated on Christmas books, with a little help from our local Oxfam shop! It was a great way to spend some quiet time together every day as December can be slightly crazy.

It was so successful that we’re doing it again this year. We’ll be re-reading many of the books from last year although we’re looking for a couple of new books to add to the ‘tree’. Fortunately we were sent Little Robin’s Christmas to review and it’s perfect for my pre-schoolers. It’s basically the story of how Little Robin came to have a warm and cheerful red vest. The story is lovely, a real classic and I know my children will love looking at the beautiful illustrations by Jan Fearnley.

Little Robin's Christmas book cover

Anyway, a couple of days before Advent starts we have the following books wrapped and ready to go:

Mr Christmas by Roger Hargreaves
The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
Aliens Love Panta Claus by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
Mrs Christmas by Penny Ives
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
My First Story of Christmas by Tim Dowley
Father Christmas Needs A Wee by Nicholas Allan
That’s Not My Snowman by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells
Usborne Very First Words Christmas
That’s Not My Reindeer by by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells
Usborne Sparkly Touchy-feely Father Christmas by by Fiona Watt and Rebecca Finn
Bless You Santa by Julie Sykes and Tim Warnes
The Grufalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Jingle Bell Reindeer
Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs
Santa Christmas with flaps and a sparkly surprise ending
The Gingerbread Man
Mr Men Meet Father Christmas by Roger Hargreaves
Dear Santa by Rob Campbell

I’ve wrapped the books in a mixture of green and brown paper, so hopefully it looks like a tree of sorts. I just need a few more books to finish it off. Guess what I’ll be doing this weekend 🙂

christmas tree book advent


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