I love a good winter read aloud!
There’s this feeling you get just before it snows. We New Englanders will often remark, “It feels like snow out there!” and everyone will nod their heads in agreement. There is a grayness to the world, a bite to the air, a familiar chill, a snowy scent in the air, a silence. It’s hard to explain to someone who has not experienced it for themselves.
Cozy Winter Read Aloud: Snow by Uri Shulevitz
But, do you know what? When I read Snow by Uri Shulevitz to my children, we always talk about how we get that snowy feeling. With gorgeous illustrations and simple text, this Caldecott-Honor book can evoke the snowy feeling, even on a hot July morning.
My children are always enchanted by the text. They adore the boy and his dog. Do you know what I enjoy the most? Their giggles! The adult characters in this little book never fail to make my children erupt into glorious giggles.
This book is a part of our family story and we have created traditions around it. We always read Snow when there is a snowstorm on the horizon. It never fails to get my children excited for a fun-filled snow day.
In fact, we’ve even read it for fun on hot, humid summer days. It’s hard to remember that snowy feeling when the temperature climbs. One hot, humid day last summer, we read Snow together and then we had an indoor snowball fight. And do you know what? Despite the crazy temperature, we got the snowy feeling thanks to this book!
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Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, Scary Mommy, GeekMom, and many others. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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