It has finally started snowing—albeit just a bit so far—here in Boston, which has us very excited! The snow not only adds to the options of outdoor winter activities with our kids, it also gives us a great opportunity to read some of our favorite snow-themed children’s books.
Here are five of our favorites:
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner is a fun, magical book about what snowmen do at night when no one is watching. Mark Buehner’s illustrations are amazing and there’s a fun little game you can play on each page. Be on the look out for hidden images in the snow!
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats is a wonderful book written in 1962 about a boy waking up to discover that snow has fallen during the night. It follows him in all his adventures. Again, illustrations are wonderful in this book!
Frosty the Snowman by Steve Nelson & Jack Rollins is not only a classic story, but it’s available in a Hallmark recordable version. It adds a special extra something to have relatives that live far away or a traveling parent “read” your child a bedtime story.
Stranger in the Woods by Carl Sams and Jean Stoick is a photographic fantasy story about animals discovering a snowman in the woods. At the end of the book you discover that two young children have been replenishing the snowman’s features as the animals eat them.
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs is a great book that even very young children can “read” because it only features pictures. Guide your child through each page while telling or prompting their imagination of a corresponding story—a wonderful pre-literacy skill. There is no right or wrong way to tell this story about a child becoming friends with a snowman.
Amanda and Sarah