Hello my friends, and Happy Wednesday-before-Christmas! It's a bright and chilly day here and I'm taking a little break from my holiday prep to think about winter homeschooling. The new season begins this Friday at 5:23 p.m., although our winter lessons begin after New Year's. 😉
Not to rush things, but after Christmas Day (which is now less than a week away - not that I'm panicking or anything) I plan to re-organize our learning room, revise our resources and basically, refresh our little homeschool for the new year. That is, in fact, my word for 2019 - REFRESH!
But more on that soon ... for today I thought I'd share some of our favorite winter resources. :)
Books for celebrating the season itself:
The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice by Wendy Pfeiffer
Let's Look at the Seasons: Wintertime by Ann Shweninger
Winter: A Collection of Poems, Songs and Stories for Young Children by Wynstones Press
Winter by Nuria Roca
Winter by Eva-Maria Ott-Heidmann
Winter by Gerda Muller
Cozy, happy, homey tales ... and as you can see, Jan Brett is a BIG winter favorite!
Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
Flannel Kisses by Linda Crotta Brennan
Annie and the Wild Animals by Jan Brett
Peek-a-Boo Bunny by Mary Melcher (a favorite greeting card illustrator!)
AND ... the newest from Ms. Brett: The Snowy Nap
I love these fairy tales with a wintry feel ...
The Snow Queen illustrated by Bernadette Watts
The Elves and the Shoemaker illustrated by Bernadette Watts
And this beautiful hardcover storybook is a longtime favorite - as you can see from the spine, it's been well read through the years!
The Story of the Snow Children by Sibylle von Olfers
I'll be back later this month with more about our winter homeschooling plans, and of course, I will also be back this coming Monday (Christmas eve), for our weekly tea. Until then I wish you all a nice week and thank you for stopping by!
See you here again very soon ...