Growing up I remember hearing and sing a lot of Christmas Carols and silly Christmas songs some of which my children do not know. One of the ways I share new things with our children is through a good book. While my children do not always remember the exact words to songs I figured sharing a book with a Christmas song as the main story would help them remember. Can you really remember all the words to “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” for example? I know I certainly cannot. I also forget many of the verses of more common Christmas Songs since we only sing them for one month a year.
This year I want to teach my children a few more songs so that we might even feel like going caroling with our homeschool group or singing at Christmas on the Greene coming up in a few weeks! These simple children’s books should help us achieve that goal!
Christmas Songs: 10-Button Sound Book These classic Christmas carols and festive illustrations are sure to fill your home with holiday cheer! The board pages have the lyrics, and the buttons play the tunes. There’s an icon on each page that corresponds to the correct audio button, so little ones can practice matching and fine motor skills.
The 12 Days of Christmas: The Story Behind a Favorite Christmas Song Discover the Christian symbolism in the classic Christmas carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas.” Explore this beautifully illustrated classic carol and the meaning behind the twelve days between Christmas and Epiphany (January 6th).
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas Christmas is coming, and one little girl wants nothing more than a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy. But will Santa Claus and her parents make her Christmas wish come true? As shown in his best-selling titles The Night Before Christmas and Here Comes Santa Claus, no one can portray the holidays better than Bruce Whatley; and he does it again with I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas.
If you are looking for more Winter and Holiday Children Story Books make sure you head over to The Jenny Evolution to see recommendations from picture books to early readers!