Top 5 Christmas Books For Kids & Toddlers
Nov 23, 2022
Keeping little hands and minds entertained over the festive season can be a challenge… but sharing a Christmas book with your kids at Christmas is precious, and it’s a lovely way of including the smallest members of the family in all the excitement during the lead up to Christmas Day. So, here's our top 5 Christmas Book picks for kids & toddlers
Not only do Christmas books help kids learn about this special season, they can also help them develop important skills such as...
• Phonological awareness: This exposes them to rich vocab which supports oral language development.
• It strengthens the synapses in the brain which supports learning and other cognitive and emotional function.
Whilst younger babies will prefer high contrast books or ones that have textures such as soft cloth books, older babies will like colourful, interactive books with noises, parts they can touch and pull themselves and filled with catchy rhymes!
The number of Christmas books to buy for kids can be overwhelming, so we have chosen 5 Christmas books we love, including favourite friends, snowy scenes, with some timeless keepsakes thrown in, making the perfect presents to curl up and read together by the tree...
So, here are our top 5 Christmas books for kids:
The award-winning Nosy Crow’s baby board book takes a seasonal turn with Where’s Santa Claus? Ingela P Arrhenius’s jolly illustrations are bold and bright and perfect for even the youngest readers to enjoy.
Clever design from Nosy Crow uses brightly coloured felt flaps instead of card so there’s no risk of rips, tears, or papercuts. The soft flaps fold back to reveal a hidden friend on each page with a call and response text ‘Where’s Mrs Elf? Here she is!’ The peek-a-boo fun ends with an exciting surprise on the last page – ‘And where are you? There you are!’, with a hidden mirror to reveal the reader’s reflection.
This lovely, novelty book is sure to delight tiny bookworms even on their very first Christmas and is perfect for practising turning pages and a very first game of peek-a-boo! Order your 'Where is Santa Claus' book here.
You and your baby or toddler can explore a festive winter wonderland together with Bookscape Board Books: Christmas Cheer. The chunky, differently-shaped pages, feature fab Christmassy scenes—carol-singing, baking, building a snowman, decorating the tree, and more. Each page overlaps with the next to create a complete landscape when closed—and an immersive world to explore with each turn of the page. Order your 'Christmas Cheer' book here.
Push, pull and slide the pages to see reindeer magically flying through the sky, sugarplum fairies dancing and stockings filling up with presents. This well-loved poem is beautifully imagined for a new generation by illustrator Miriam Bos. Order your 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' book here.
Your little one will love playing with this festive activity book. Crafted from soft fabric with plenty of hidden textures and colourful 3D details, it’ll keep them entertained whilst they wait for Santa and with its attached teething ring, it’ll help soothe those sore gums too. Order your 'Santa Activity Book' book here.
Merry Mouse's Christmas Eve is a beautiful book starring this tiny festive friend. Merry Mouse skis and scoots through the snow, gathering things for her Christmas party. Will she get everything ready in time? A chunky hardback with delightful pictures, it's the perfect present for busy little readers. Order your 'Jellycat Merry Mouse Book' book here.