Blogger Spotlight: Meet Stephanie
On the tenth day of Blogmas
my true love sent to me:
Day 10: Meet Stephanie
Day 9: Meet Natasha
Day 8: Blogger Spotlight
Day 7: Never Ever
Day 6: New Years Resolutions
5 Favorite Things!!
Day 4: Stocking Stuffers
Day 3: Holiday Getaways
Day 2: All Things Advent
and a Posting Explaining to Thee
Today I’m excited to feature, Stephanie from @aredhairgirl. One word that describes her and her blog: honest. Enjoy!
6 Christmas Children Books You Need to Read
Hello there! I’m Stephanie from A Red Hair Girl. I am very excited to be able to share Blogmas with you all. A huge THANKS to Prayer and Passport for doing a guest blog swap with me.
Just a quick bit about me…
I am a mama to 4 kiddos: Mr. E, age 6; Miss L, age 4; Miss S, age 3; and Miss N, age 11 months. My hubby and I have been married for 10 years. We live in Utah, born and raised there. I taught first grade for 9 years. Now I stay at home with my babies. Growing up I was diagnosed with ADD. As an adult I still have ADD but also have depression and anxiety. I started my blog as a way to help give me an outlet and to be honest about my mental health issues. I hope to be able to help anyone struggling.
On my lifestyle blog I write about family, education, traveling, mental health, and the occasional random. Who doesn’t love random, right?
Reading is a huge love for me. It is so easy for me to get into a book that everything else gets forgotten. I have been known to read a book in a day a time or two. Are there any other book lovers out there?
First, I’m going to put a plug in for reading DAILY with your kiddos. It is so very important. Reading comes in all forms; listening to reading, reading out loud, reading in your head, looking at pictures. It is all important.
Children who start school with hours of book time have an easier time continuing their progression with reading. So please try to read daily with your kids. There are days that we don’t read but most of the time we can be found reading at some point in the day.
I participated in Blogtober on my blog this year. Each week I did a post on Halloween children books that I loved. So I thought it would be fun to showcase some Christmas children books. Let’s get this party started!
This darling board book by Nola Buck and Felicia Bond is perfect for little ones. Christmas in the Manger talks about the star, some of the animals, and people around for the birth of Jesus.
The pictures are simple and great for little ones to look at. The book is small enough to fit into a diaper bag, making it great for on the go.
Christmas in the Manger
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow
If You Take a Mouse to The Movies
Christmas in the Barn
Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree
What are some of your favorite Christmas and holiday books? Do you have any traditions you do with your books each year?
For the last few years I always plan on wrapping up 25 books. They can be new books that your children haven’t seen yet, or books you have read many times. The idea is to open one book each day and read it together, starting on December 1st. We were out of town and I wasn’t on the ball so maybe next year I will actually do it. 😉
Here are some ideas to make this easy and practicable:
- wrap books when you are putting decorations away so they will be ready for the following year
- have your kids help you wrap at the end of the holiday season for next year, they may forget what books they wrapped
- look for holiday books on sale after the holidays for the following year
- go to the library to check out books (plan to use those ones first so they can have a longer time with them before they need to be returned)
- you can do the 12 days of books instead of 25 days
- I love holiday jammies! I try to get them after the holidays on sale and wait for next year. You can start your book a day with jammies and a book.
I hope you enjoy some of these amazing holiday books as much as I do. If you need more holiday book suggestions then head here to find another list of books I recommend.
Happy holiday reading my friends!!
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Happy Holidays, Happy Blogmas!
Don’t you just love those books? Any ones bring back special memories? Leave me a comment or two, I love hearing from you!
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