Hi Everyone! Thanks for checking in on the Imagination Station Preschool blog. I had a great time at the Stapleton Winter Welcome and got to meet many families! Thanks for stopping by and chatting with me in the cold!
Winter is such a great time of year to participate in fun activities with your children. My children love winter and all the fun holidays that go with it. It is also a great opportunity to introduce your children to new winter themed picture books and get out those old, tattered and loved classic stories as well. I have compiled a list of some of our favorite winter books and some new ones that we are going to start reading this year. If you don’t want to purchase these books then simply request them from the library about a month in advance. These books become popular during the winter months and families check them out. If you put them on hold in advance at your local library, should should have them by the time you want.
Here are some great books your kids are sure to enjoy this winter! Happy reading!
“The Story of the Snow Children” by Sibylle Von Olfers is a wonderful and magical german fairy tale that young children love. The illustrations are beautiful and children become so interested in this story because they find it enchanting and magical.
“The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats is a classic story about snow and Caldecott Medal winner. Not only do children love this story about a boy experiencing a snowfall in the city, but it was the first picture book in full color to feature an tiny African American hero. This is a great winter story with cultural diversity that your children are sure to love!
“White Snow Bright Snow” by Alvin Tresselt and Roger Duvoisin is another classic winter time story that your children will adore. It is about the magic of snow and what several people do in a suburban neighborhood to deal with all the snow. This is a great winter story that will introduce your children to community workers as it features a farmer, policeman, and postal worker managing their day through the snow.
The charming story, “No Two Alike” by Keith Baker explores the wondrous world of winter through two seemingly identical red birds. On their winter journey, they discover that everything is indeed unique. This book has beautiful illustrations and teaches small children that everything is different and unique.
“Snowballs” by best selling and beloved author Lois Ehlert is a simple book that young children absolutely love. The one of a kind collage and torn paper illustrations capture the attention of little readers. This book is about making a snowman out of found objects. Extend the literacy with an art project. Make your own paper snowmen out of found objects in your home. Your children’s imaginations and creativity will amaze you! Check out the author’s website below. She has educational resources for all of her wonderful books.
Lois Elhert book resources
“Blizzard” by John Rocco is a book for a little older audience, but no doubt, preschool aged children will enjoy it as well. It’s a great book if you have several different aged children you are reading to at once. This story is based on the author’s childhood experience of the infamous blizzard of 1978. Although I do not remember the blizzard, I was 2 years old myself and quite vividly remember my parents talking about this. Your kids are sure to love this story for years to come!
Jan Brett has written so many wonderful and beloved children’s stories and “The Mitten” is no exception. “The Mitten” is a Ukranian folk tale retold in the typical style of Jan Brett. Children will love the illustrations that are so specific to Jan Brett in this story about woodland animals that find a mitten laying in the snow. What happens at the end of the story is unexpected and will make your children laugh out loud! This is a great story for all ages. Visit our pintrest page for “The Mitten” extension activities for preschoolers. Visit Jan Brett’s website for more ideas and activities to go with her many wonderful books including “The Mitten”.
“The Mitten” video, read by Jan Brett
Imagination Station “The Mitten” Pintrest Page
This is a fun, best-selling story by Caralyn Buehner that tells a story about the secret life of a snowman. Did you ever wonder what snowmen do at night? All ages will love this book, and it is sure to spark their imaginations about snowmen and all things winter!
Here is a video of the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FFwqM8UvLI
All of these winter stories are so enjoyable for kids and parents too! Enjoy reading to your children this winter season!