Thursday, 10 December 2015

Christmas Book Advent Calendar

On the 25th December 2015 I get to share my little boy’s first Christmas with him. I could not be more excited about Christmas this year! Because he will be just under six months old he won’t be having chocolate Christmas calendar this year, but I didn’t want him to miss out on any of the Christmas magic so instead I have created a Christmas Book Advent Calendar for him. 

We will start our Christmas Book Advent Calendar on Sunday 13th December – 12 days before Christmas. I have bought 12 new Christmas themed books. Eleven books are wrapped separately and are under our Christmas tree. Every night after we’ve had dinner and Luke has had his bath we will unwrap a new story and read it together. The twelfth book will be in his special Christmas Eve box. I plan to use these same stories year after year as part of a family tradition, but will buy a new Christmas story to put in his Christmas Eve box each year.

Here are 12 books perfect for your own Christmas Book Advent Calendar

1. The Twelve Days of Kiwi Christmas 

"On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...a meat pie from the local dairy!" Sing along with iconic entertainer, Pio Terei, counting the twelve days of (Kiwi) Christmas! - Fishpond

2. Pooh's Christmas Letters 

Winnie-the-Pooh is enjoying a wintry stroll in the Hundred Acre Wood when he has an idea. A CHRISTMASSY idea. Not long after, mysterious letters arrive in the Hundred Acre Wood, leading all the animals on a festive adventure. But where is their dear friend, Winnie-the-Pooh? - Book Depository 

3. Duck and Goose: It's Time for Christmas

Our feathered friends are getting ready for Christmas. The only problem? Goose is more interested in skating, sledding, and making snow angels than in helping Duck decorate their Christmas tree. While Goose has the time of his life in the snow, it seems poor Duck will be left to do all the work. . . . - Amazon

4. Father Christmas (Usborne Touchy Feeling Book)

This is a new edition of this popular title and the perfect present for a very young child. This enchanting book follows Father Christmas as he puts on his boots, loads up his sleigh and sets off delivering presents.

Full of touchy-feely patches, sparkly foil and a wide variety of textures, this book provides babies and toddlers with important first sensory experiences. -Fishpond 

5. Five Christmas Penguins

Get ready for some counting fun with five spunky penguins as they prepare for the best Christmas party ever! Whether zooming through the snow, decorating the tree, wrapping presents or singing, artist Steven Lenton's adorable, playful penguins will get kids in the holiday spirit and help them improve their counting skills! Perfect for holiday gifts, "Five Christmas Penguins" features a foil and embossed cover treatment with shiny foil throughout. -Mighty Ape

6. Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Christmas Book

A delightful Christmas board book with high contrast illustrations and touchy-feely patches perfect for sharing with the very young. Each festive picture has a simple description beneath, to help babies learn to associate words and pictures, and a different material to feel, helping to develop important sensory skills. The last two pages show a montage of all the pictures in the book with new descriptions to help children learn their first colours. This padded 'soft touch' hardback is perfect for sharing or can be propped up for babies to see by themselves. - Book Depository 

7. Santa's Reindeer 

Hunt for Reindeer's squeaky nose in this hilarious Christmas adventure. It's Christmas Eve and Santa and Reindeer are about to deliver the presents. But then Reindeer loses his nose! Polar Bear, Seal and Penguin haven't seen it. Can Reindeer find his missing nose before it's too late? A fun and festive gift for young children. - Book Depository 

8. Baby's Very First Noisy Book - Christmas

Introduces the sounds and tunes of the Christmas season with accompanying sound effects and color illustrations of the subjects. On board pages. - Book Depository 

9. Dear Santa

A letter to Santa asking for a Christmas present starts off a merry chain of gift-wrapping, but nothing seems quite right and each time he thinks better of his choice. Lift the flaps to unwrap a present and find out how Santa chooses the perfect gift. There's a special surprise at the end! - Book Depository

10. Jingle, Jingle, Little Reindeer

Wiggle the cute reindeer puppet to help it get to Santa's sleigh on time! - Book Depository 

11. Peppa's Christmas Wish 

Join Peppa Pig and her brother George as they get ready for Christmas. First there's Santa's grotto, where Peppa and George tell Santa what they would like for Christmas. Then Granny Pig has an important festive job for them and Peppa gets to make a very special wish. Will her Christmas wish come true? - Book Depository 

12. That's Not My Reindeer

A touchy-feely book with simple, repetitive text, bright, colourful illustrations and textures to touch and feel on every page. Suitable as a Christmas present, it can help very young children develop language and sensory skills. - Book Depository 

Our Christmas Book Advent Calendar will become a family tradition, as well as buying a St John’s Christmas tree to decorate, a Christmas Eve box, making Christmas treats and of course food for the reindeers. What are some of your special Christmas traditions that you share with your family? 

Tomorrow is the 11th Day of our Christmas blog collaboration. Make sure you head over to Outdoorsy to get some gift idea inspiration. Merry Christmas everyone x 

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