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Top 6 Winter Read Alouds

Are you looking for something constructive for your kiddos to do with their time this winter when it’s too cold to go outside? Take a look at these great books! You might find some helpful winter read alouds that will fit your family!

Winter Reads
As the holiday hubbub kicks into high gear, the weather turns cold and travel increases, we can feel like much of our winter school has been “lost”.  But rather than worry and fret, let’s agree to embrace the craziness of the season and enJOY each day for all it offers.

When we stumble off course and the schedule is forgotten, one of my favorite things to do is gather the kids on the couch (preferably with a crackling fire and hot chocolate) and read.  It is a great way to reclaim a day, week, or season.  After all, you’ll be strengthening

  • Relationships
  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Imagination
  • A love of learning

Here are my picks for Top 6 Winter Read Alouds

Blackbird PondTHE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND by Elizabeth George Speare – In 1687 in Connecticut, Kit Tyler, feeling out of place in the Puritan household of her aunt, befriends an old woman considered a witch by the community and suddenly finds herself standing trial for witchcraft.

Lion, Witch, and WardrobeTHE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE by C. S. Lewis – Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

Long Winter BookTHE LONG WINTER by Laura Ingalls Wilder – After an October blizzard, Laura’s family moves from the claim shanty into town for the winter, a winter that an Indian has predicted will be seven months of bad weather.

Call of the WildTHE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London – The adventures of an unusual dog, part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, that is forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack.

Incredible JourneyTHE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY by Sheila Burnford – A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family.

Chicken Soup for Soul KidsCHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL CHRISTMAS TREASURY FOR KIDS by Jack Canfield – Start a new holiday tradition for kids of all ages. With twenty-five true stories—one for each day in December through Christmas Day.

What are your favorite winter weather reads?

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