Friday, December 20, 2019

Our Favorite Montessori Preschool Books for the Christmas Season

Preschool Books for Christmas - Montessori Preschool

The Christmas season is a perfect time for Montessori preschool students to learn about the holiday. From discovering the Winter solstice to the riveting poem about a visit from Santa Claus, everything about the season is an opportunity for children to learn and experience this most special time of the year.

Alfie’s Christmas

This picture book follows Alfie and his sister Rosie through Alfie’s first Christmas. The book covers such milestones as his first advent calendar, making cards and gifts, decorating the tree and even writing a letter to Father Christmas.

The Night Before Christmas

A Christmas favorite of small children for generations, this lively rhyme tells the story of a visit by St. Nick on Christmas Eve. Illustrated with colorful artwork, this book is sure to please the little children as they discover the magic of this special time of year.

Saint Nicolas: The Real Story of the Christmas Legend

This historical book looks at the story behind the real Saint Nicolas who was a pastor in what is now modern Turkey. His kindness and generosity were so well known that he became known as Father Christmas, forming the roots of the Santa Claus stories children know and love today.

The Shortest Day

This book combines history, culture, and more into an explanation of the Winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. The book looks at how ancient people reacted to the shortening days at the end of the year and teaches children about things like the changing of the seasons and the tilt of the Earth on its axis.

Wombat Divine

Wombat loves everything about Christmas. He enjoys the cards, the candles, and the delicious foods like cookies and pudding, but he is interested in the nativity play more than everything else. The problem is, Wombat is having trouble finding a part to play. These are only a few of the excellent books available for Montessori preschool students, which also includes classics like Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Reading these books is a perfect complement to other festive activities such as making ornaments, decorating the home, and learning the importance of giving.