Friday, December 26, 2014

Saturday Celebration: Christmas Books

 My celebration this week has to be about Christmas!  There is just so much to celebrate when you spend time with friends and family. A tradition I have started with our grandkids is that I give each of them a book.  It might be something they have asked for since they know I will be giving them one. Or it might be a book I think they will enjoy! Here are a few out of the twelve books I gave as gifts:
Graham comes to my house for a Playdate once a month after preschool. One of the things we do is to read a book. I have There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly and also the old lady with all the things she swallowed. Graham loves to put them in her mouth as I read the book. Now he can read his own book!

Bam also comes once a month after preschool for a Gramma Playdate. Bam is a lover of horses. On the way to my house he counts the horses and horse trailers he sees. So naturally, I got him a new book about horses. He had to have his mom read it to him as soon as he got the book. I am sure he will be telling me new facts that he has learned from listening to this book being read to him!

Meron is now in first grade. Before she went to school I got to have her come to my house for Gramma Preschool twice a month for the whole morning. We did writing, math, science and cooked! But one of the things she loved was to read. I had the book Silly Sally by Audrey Wood in the large kindergarten size. We would get on the floor and I would read it to her. After awhile she was reading along with me. So, this year I got her Silly Sally for her own. She just had to read it to everyone that day. I told her how much she had grown because now she was reading it to me!

What a wonderful day to celebrate! We love our times together and especially as we celebrate the real reason for the season, the birth of our Savior.
Merry Christmas from our family to yours as you celebrate your own traditions!

1 comment:

  1. I love giving books too! So fun to see the delighted smiles on your grandkids faces.