Fast forward 20 years. My baby is a grown up lady. Katie Beth and my third baby, Jenny Rose, are cuddled up on the couch reading Anne of Green Gables aloud. They have both read the book several times, but there is something wonderful about reading a good book together aloud.
This summer I went to visit my aunt with two of my daughters. The four of us enjoyed an Agatha Christie short story together. We took turns reading aloud. My aunt wrote me a note the next week about how much she had enjoyed that sweet time reading aloud together.
What is it about reading aloud that is so wonderful? Is it the story? Is it the sound of someone you love reading aloud? Or is it the sense of togetherness? There are several Christmas picture books out there. Which are the best for reading aloud?
Meet Grandma and Maggie who help eccentric Mr. Whiskers prepare for a visit from his sister and fight to keep his property. A sweet Christmas tale and a great recipe! My children loved this book and there are great examples of kindness and friendship inside. Quaint pictures add to the delight of the book. I love the drawings of Mr. Whiskers!
Well, that’s a sampling of what is available.
If you are interested in Christmas picture books and making Christmas cookies, check out my Christmas unit study, Celebrate Christmas with Cookies Unit Study.
This unit study turns December into a time of delight and celebration while you learn with your children. Each day you read a Christmas well-written, beautifully illustrated picture book and make a batch of cookies to give as gifts. Daily activities correspond to picture books.
Celebrate Christmas with Cookies Unit Study is available at Amazon. The E-book is available at PayHip.
Happy Reading Aloud this Christmas!
Merey (Meredith Ludwig Curtis)