We’re lucky that Baby Flyer is at a stage, and has been for awhile, where reading books is one of her favorite activities. Most nights, the most effective bribe for getting ready for bed is having time for at least five books. We live down the street from our local library, and try to keep up with seasonal books for her. Right now, understandably, she’s ALL about the holidays, which makes getting into the festive season that much easier for us adults.
Here are some of her current favorites. Books are always a welcome gift- they get plenty of use, last a long time, and equally great- they don’t take up much space in our house!
A really cute and interactive book in the theme of mix it up or press here. Help the bunny go skiing by reading, turning, and shaking the book.
The Night Before Christmas – With Included CD:
This is a beautiful edition of the well known story. The artwork is extremely detailed, and includes a DVD of the making of the book.
The Night Before Christmas On Sesame Street:
Your standard holiday fun for Elmo fans.
The Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker
This is a fun one. Baby Flyer is really into The Nutcracker this year, and this book has a page by page button to press to hear a few bars of the music. She likes it so well we had to get replacement batteries.
When Santa Was A Baby
A cute concept. Pretty much what it sounds like.
Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas
If you have a Fancy Nancy fan for a kiddo, or one who appreciates dress up and comedy, this is a good one.
Pete The Cat Saves Christmas:
Pete the Cat’s addition to the holiday bookshelf. It’s alllll good….
Pick A Pine Tree:
The Polar Express:
The classic, takes us back to childhood too.
Little Blue Truck’s Christmas:
Cute counting-centric book of little blue dropping off Christmas trees to his friends. Also, the last page lights up. Need we say more?
Olivia Helps With Christmas:
Olivia’s Christmas. We’ve recently graduated to Olivia-length books as favorites.
We love Eric Carle in our family, and we could recommend plenty more.
Presents Through The Window:
For any kiddo who finds peek-a-boo and comedy go along well together. A confused Santa tries to guess who’s in the houses by just seeing part of the picture.
~Baby Flyer Blog