Now that we’ve tucked our Christmas books away and it’s starting to feel a tiny bit like winter around here, we’ll be getting out some of our winter books.
We’ll be checking out some winter ABC books. Alphabet books are a great way to introduce kids to the ABCs, alphabetical order, beginning sounds, and vocabulary. As we’re reading Tinker (age 2) and I will be focusing on letter recognition and vocabulary. Lovey (age 4) and I will be reviewing letter sounds and discussing some of the winter symbols and vocabulary in more detail.
Here are just a few of our favorite winter alphabet books. While they aren’t all specifically about winter, they are all related to something that reminds us of the season.
More Resources for Little Book Lovers
The best way to encourage a love of reading is to provide kids with many opportunities to engage with a wide variety of books that are of interest to them. That’s why we share so many books lists on Fantastic Fun and Learning. We want to make it easy for you to find great books your kids will love. Over the years we’ve also discovered some helpful tools for connecting kids and books.
Digital libraries are one very handy way to do this. Epic! is one of our favorite online libraries. It’s full of over 25,000 books, learning videos, quizzes and more for kids 12 and under…and it’s free for educators. Click here to learn more and sign up.
Book Boxes are another fun way to get kids excited about reading. What kid doesn’t love to get a special delivery in the mail?! The crew over at Bookroo finds the best little known books that you won’t already have in your library, and they send them to you each month. Take a peak inside a Bookroo Box here.
Book-Based Activities are also a lot of fun for kids. Jodie over at Growing Book by Book has saved us all a ton of time and created a full year of Book-Based Activity Calendars so that you can extend the fun with a special book each week.
Make the most out of teaching with ABC Books with these tips.
Books about Winter
Are there any winter related alphabet books that I missed? Leave a message in the comments. I’d love to check them out.
Use Alphabet Mats to Learn the ABCs
ABC letter mats can be a versatile tool to use in early childhood learning. They can be laminated and used over and over again for letter formation and writing activities. They can also be used to create alphabet books, posters and more. Letter crafts and process art activities related to a letter you are learning can be a fun way for kids to make connections between a letter and something that starts with that beginning sound. In our Alphabet Letter Mats set you’ll find two full sets of alphabet mats to use and tons of ideas for using them. There are over 140 ideas for using the alphabet mats in meaningful ways to reinforce letter recognition and learning letter sounds.
This 181-page resource pack contains the following:
1) Suggestions for Using the Letter Mats-These ideas include ways to use the mats for small group and center activities and can be done for any letter of the alphabet.
2) Process Art Ideas for Each Letter of the Alphabet-60 ideas!
3) Collage and Texture Art Ideas for Each Letter of the Alphabet-54 ideas!
4) Complete sets of alphabet mats in two different font options.
For more fun ways to learn about the alphabet, visit our Top 10 Ways to Remember the ABCs. Our favorite summer ABC books are also included in this post.
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