25 Days of Holiday Bedtime Stories As any parent could attest, bedtime stories are a sure fire way to get your little ones excited about going to bed. What better way to ring in the holidays than to trade out the standard Mother Goose for the holiday friendly Father Christmas? As a child, all of my siblings and I would gather in bed on Christmas eve and my mother would read the passage from Luke chapter 5 about the birth of Jesus. Although by age five I could quote the entire passage from memory, there was something about the warmth of being cuddled up next to my older sisters as we shared in our anticipation for the big day, and the comfort of knowing that every year, no matter where we were, at nine o'clock on Christmas eve, we would be together and hearing our mother's familiar voice read aloud that ancient text. It made such an impression on me, that I have now begun to carry out that beloved tradition with my family. So what story books do I recommend? The first and probably the most obvious is a 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'.a We've all heard this rhyme about a million times, but its repetition and familiarity is what makes it perfect for a holiday tradition. As for the remaining 24 days, what better way to make your children feel involved than to let them choose! Take a family trip to your local library and have each child comprise a list of all of the holiday books they would like to read. You can then separate the nights and stories evenly between your children and surprise them by choosing one of the books on their list to read to them and their siblings. You could also go to library, or bookstore if you prefer, at the beginning of every week and let them pick one book for every night. You could then write down all of the titles on scraps of paper, and let them take turns drawing names of stories out of a hat. Another creative way to use this tradition would to assemble and create, all throughout the month of December, a book that you have made and written for them. It wouldnat have to be anything too extravagant, construction paper and glitter markers would work just fine! Can you imagine what a precious keepsake a compilation of hand made stories from their loving parents would be to those kids when they become adults? The most important thing to remember with this tradition is to be creative! No two families are the same, so what works for someone else, might not work for you and your family. So put on those reading glasses mom and dad, slip into your favorite flannels, and cuddle up with a good book next to the most important people in your life!You can then separate the nights and stories evenly between your children and surprise them by choosing one of the books on their list to read to them and their siblings.
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