Fun Books For Christmas Morning
There are few things more exciting to a kid than emptying a stocking full of goodies under the tree on Christmas morning. As parents, we love to give kids books to build their minds and characters, but it's difficult to find a book that matches their Christmas morning excitement. Here are 5 types of fun books kids will love to find on Christmas morning.
Putting your thoughts and feelings on paper is a rite of passage for children. There's something about unvarnished self-expression in a journal that gets kids writing. Put a journal or a diary in their stockings to help get them started! Though they're not reading a book, a journal helps shape them to be communicators; even if your daughter is just writing about the butterfly that landed on her shoulder on the way to school or your son is writing about his favorite activity at recess, they're getting practice for expressing themselves on paper, a skill they'll use for the rest of their lives.
Holidays are packed with traditions, and one of the most important traditions to keep up is reading the stories passed down from generation to generation. You can give your kids a book your parents read to you or you can pick out something contemporary and universal to start a new tradition. Either way, a holiday book becomes an instant treasure and something you can all read in front of the tree while you sip on hot cocoa from your custom mugs.
If your kids are curious, how about trying out a pocket guide on them? You can find a pocket guide on just about anything — skyscrapers of New York City, all about cats or tiny cookbooks. If there's something your munchkins are interested in, there's bound to be a munchkin-sized book about it to satisfy their curiosity.
For kids who like to piece things together and show off their intellect, puzzle books are perfect stocking stuffers. They encourage critical and creative thinking to keep their brains sharp, which is important for holiday vacations when they're away from school for an extended period. Whether it's Sudoku or crossword puzzles, puzzle books not only get kids excited, but they get their brains excited, too!
Sentimental scrapbooks get kids excited to start documenting all the things they care about. Even as adults, we like to collect little things that remind us of things we love and bring back memories of a special time or season. It's a gift that keeps on giving — they'll return to it throughout the year to build it up into something creative that they can fondly look back on. If you want to make up your stockings with themed gifts, throw in some glue and glitter to get them started.