Cold and windy Winter days can lead to cabin fever, especially for little ones. There is nothing better to warm up your little ones’ creativity and critical thinking skills than reading a book to them, and since we are in the middle of winter, why not read about snowmen, animals that thrive in the cold (and how the ones who don’t, survive), and the world around us during these cold days.
Below is a list of 6 great Winter books that you can get on Amazon, download to your favorite e-reader, or even find at the library!
- The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Yeats – This timeless classic about Peter’s adventures in the snow is a must read for all kids. In addition to being a classic it can also lead to great science discussions about animal tracks, why things melt and more.
- Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate? by Etta Kaner – this is a cute little book with an adorable, captivating title, and an educational premise that teaches kids all kind of neat facts about animals during the winter.
- The Mitten by Jan Brett – such a sweet book about a mitten that somehow keeps stretching as more and more animals crawl inside. That is until the bear sneezes! The illustrations are busy in a beautiful way that will have your children finding new things every time you read this book.
- The Twelve Days of Winter by Deborah Lee Rose – A teacher introduces her energetic class to a new winter activity each day until soon a wintery chaos reigns. The counting rhyme in this story is sure to enthrall any young audience as it strengthens their numerical fluency and memory skills.
- The Story of Snow by Mark Cassino and Jon Nelson – a great book that has so many fascinating facts! It’s a nonfiction book that has great diagrams for helping kids understand the science behind snowflakes.
- Snowbots by Aaron Reynolds – a funky, fun book and is full of really awesome rhymes. The story is a familiar one but with the substitution of robots, basic snow day things get more interesting. Kids will love the snowball fight and pink robot (ehrmergod!) I loved how they had cereal with gasoline and an oil bath. A huge hit with all kids!
This is just a small list of great books to read with your children during these cold winter months, but there are plenty of Winter-themed books out there. If you have any other favorites or have ever read any of these books, let us know in the comments!