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A book advent calendar

book advent calendar

This advent we decided to make Rosalie a book advent calendar – she loves books, and toddlers can’t have too many books anyway, can they?

I didn’t want to give her lots of Christmas books which would only be read for one month of the year, so instead I chose a mix of winter themed books alongside other topics which she would get value from throughout the year.

Create a toddler book advent calendar

I got 24 books fairly inexpensively from the Book People, but if you wanted to make it even cheaper then you could use books you already own (this would work well if you rotate your books anyway), or you could use books from the library and wrap them up each week.

Here’s what we decided to include in Rosalie’s Book Advent Calendar:

ballet books for toddlers

We have borrowed the Little Ballet Star book from the library and Rosalie really enjoyed it, so I thought this three book set would be perfect for inclusion in her advent calendar.

Shirley Hughes Nursery Collection

We love Shirley Hughes’ books, and this Nursery Collection includes a wonderful selection of learning topics for toddlers.

Winter themed books for toddlers

Winter themed books for toddlers

I wanted to include some winter themed books since that is our playful learning topic this month. This collection looks wonderful, although I am not familiar with all the stories.

happy birthday old bear & the jolly christmas postman

We thought it would be nice to give Rosalie a special book on her birthday, and I thought Happy Birthday Old Bear would be perfect. She adores teddy bears, and the Little Bear stories.

I also thought an extra special book for Christmas Eve would be good, so we chose the Jolly Christmas Postman.

I hope Rosalie will be thrilled when she sees her book advent calendar on the shelf, and that we will spend lots of happy moments over Advent, and beyond, reading her new books.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Katy (What Katy Said)
    November 30, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    I have always wanted to make one of these but I never remember in time!! Such a lovely idea. x

    • Reply
      Jess
      November 30, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      Thanks Katy. I’ve just lined the books all up for her, I can’t wait to see her face in the morning! I’m really looking forward to Christmas this year, she understands so much more xx

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