I love children’s books!
In a world where electronics are taking over and children are spending less time outdoors, I enjoy pulling out my favorite winter-themed children’s books. They are great reminders of everything that winter has to offer. It may be cold outside, but don’t let that deter you from exploring the magic outside.
Nature-Based Children’s books help expand your child’s outdoor experiences, depth of knowledge and wisdom. Winter themed storybooks can teach valuable lessons about plants and animals while still making it fun and enjoyable for both you and your children. Did you know reading to early on will help set them up as lifelong readers?
What are your favorite winter-themed Children’s books? Here are my favorite 5!
When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing.
One by one, woodland animals find it and crawl in; first, a curious mole, then a rabbit, a badger, and others, each one larger than the last. Finally, a big brown bear is followed in by a tiny brown mouse and what happens next makes for a wonderfully funny climax.
Have you ever seen a butterfly in the snow?
Probably not. Butterflies can’t survive cold weather, so when winter comes, many butterflies fly to warmer places. They migrate. Woodchucks don’t like cold weather either but they don’t migrate; they hibernate. Woodchucks sleep in their dens all winter long. Read and find out how other animals cope with winter’s worst weather.
The winter solstice―the shortest day of the year―marks the beginning of the coldest, darkest season. Discover the scientific reasons for this phenomenon and learn how cultures past and present have celebrated it.
No book has captured the magic and sense of the possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child’s wonder at a new world and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.
The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.
Family members and friends take their Christmas tree into the back yard and decorate it with edible trimmings for the wild birds and animals
Books make great gift ideas. Share your favorite winter books with our Outdoor Classrooms Facebook Group.
If you want to take the next step, bundle up and spend more time outdoors, check out the Exploring Nature in Winter Master Class.