Readers of Life Unexpected will know by now that we’re obsessed with books.
We are spoilt for choice nowadays with stunningly illustrated and beautifully worded picture books aren’t we?
With all this choice around, I seriously love switching up Evie’s bookshelves. Everyday we sit in her little reading corner and she chooses books for us to read to her.
Isn’t it just magical seeing your little one absorbed in a book?
This month we’ve been teaching Evie about Winter so have bought some appropriately themed books. Here are the Winter themed books that are currently on the ‘front row’ of Evie’s bookshelf:
We have always found that her learning is amplified when we combine reading themed books with doing relatable crafts, so last week we also made some homemade snow and created some easy toddler winter crafts.
Definitely check them out if you’re stuck for messy play ideas!
In just under a week, Evie has already learnt to say and recognise snow, snowmen and the clothing associated with winter. She also understands that winter is cold and windy.
We usually get all of our books from Amazon or independent bookstores in our local town. But, we also find that our local library is incredible for ordering books in, so be sure to check out your library for these books, if you love them as much as we do!
I think these are by far our favourite themed books of the year so far. Even the front covers are beautiful and the illustrations in each are captivating.
Let It Snow – This is a stunningly illustrated poetic book that takes you throughout the season through the eyes of family life, from building snowmen, to drinking hot chocolate by the fire’s warm glow, to seeing the first hints of Spring!
Stick Man – Another beautiful book from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Stick Man is a heartwarming tale about a little Stick Man who lives in a family tree with his family. One winters day Stick Man is carried off by a mischievous dog who wants to play fetch! The adventure continues as Stick Man finds himself getting further and further from home. Will he find his way back?
Winter – This board book is perfect for introducing changing seasons to your toddler. It follows a few children as they discover and explore winter, through both indoor and outdoor play.
Winter Is Here! – This book has incredible original watercolor illustrations and it takes you on a journey through winter. From building snowmen, to baking cookies, to discovering nature at it’s best, it really is a warming book to read to your toddler.
Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit – This book is my ultimate favourite out of the bunch. It’s filled with the most beautiful illustrations and a simple, but lyrical text that will captivate even the youngest of readers and listeners. It introduces themes like hibernation, migration and the changing of seasons by following what different animals do when Winter arrives.
Do you like to switch up your books? What books are on your bookshelf? Do you have an all time favourite seasonal book?
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