Reading a story is a great way to teach grandchildren the significance of Christmas being Jesus’s birthday. Cincinnati senior care experts have compiled a list of delightful Christmas books that focus on this theme, and seniors can these share these stories with their grandchildren.
1. One Night in Bethlehem
This book tells the story of a little boy who wonders what he would have done if he was in the stable the day Jesus was born. Children will adore the textured pages in this holiday classic by Jill Lord. Do not be surprised if children run around the house pretending to be spotted cows after hearing this delightful story.
2. Lift the Flap Nativity
Grandparents and grandchildren can spend a lot of time reading and browsing through lift-the-flap books, opening doors to see what is hidden behind. Lift the Flap Nativity by Allia Zobel-Nolan is a delightful way to share the message of Christmas with young children. The pages are bright and beautiful and can easily captivate young minds.
3. The Tiny Star
Members of the family may want to read The Tiny Star board book by Art Ginolfi again and again. The bright bold images in this story of the star chosen to lead the wise men to Bethlehem may appeal to younger grandchildren. Older grandchildren might enjoy the rhymes in this book.
4. A Christmas Goodnight
Watch children get excited as the precious story of a boy saying goodnight to each piece of a nativity set unfolds. A grandparent might want to have a nativity set that grandchildren can handle after sharing this delightful story by Nola Buck so they can act out the story for themselves.
Sharing books with grandchildren is a wonderful holiday tradition everyone can enjoy. Seniors and the grandchildren can benefit from the family bonding and feel close to each other.
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