Toddler Christmas: Activities, Games, and Stories for Excited Toddlers

Illus. by Katie Saunders. Barron%E2%80%99s, $9.99 (48p) ISBN 978-0-7641-6631-0
Saunders’s Toddler series of padded oversize picture books expands with this activity-filled collection of holiday-ready ideas for children. Tabbed pages demarcate the book’s five sections—Christmas Games, Out and About, Christmas Activities, Learning Fun, and Stories and Songs—with Saunders’s wiry cartoons of elves, children, gifts, and holiday décor enlivening the pages throughout the book. Rebuses, search-and-find pages, and “I spy” games combine with recipes, crafts, Christmas-themed explorations of simple concepts like letters and numbers, retellings of the Nativity story and The Nutcracker, Christmas carols, and even a quiz (“Do the fairies leave our Christmas presents? Yes or No?”). The diversity of options offers plenty of material to keep children entertained while they wait for a certain someone to slide down the chimney. Ages 2–5. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/23/2013
Release date: 09/01/2013
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