Top Ten ~ Children’s Christmas Books

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We have loads of Christmas books, I mean LOADS.  I absolutely love dragging them all out each year and trying our best to read every single one of them during December.  It doesn’t always happen, but these 10 definitely get read at some point, most many times!  Some of these are favorites of my kiddos, some are my personal favorites…either way, we love them all!  In no particular order, here are our Top 10!

Who is Coming to Our House?

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The Pine Tree Parable

{we also love the other Christmas parable books: candy cane, stocking, etc.}

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The Small One

{my kids also have this Disney DVD which has the old movie on it and it is watched almost daily!}image

 

The Stable that Bob Built

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My Merry Christmas

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J is for Jesus

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One Baby Jesus

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Room for a Little One

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Yuletide Ice Cube Fair

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Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect

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What are your favorites?  We usually add 3 books per year to our collection – 1 per child.  Most of our books have little notes in them with the dates they were added and who gave them, we always love looking back at these notes.  We don’t have our 3 picked out for this year, I’d love to hear your suggestions.  If you have written a Christmas book blog post on your blog, feel free to leave the link in the comments too!

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Reasons Homeschooling IS Worth It

Top Ten Reasons Homeschooling is Worth it

Homeschooling is difficult, draining, and sometimes downright exhausting.  BUT, none of that matters at the end of the day when you look at the pictures and notice what really matters.  There are many perks to homeschooling, some are obvious and some are not so obvious.  Here are a few reasons I think homeschooling rocks, in no particular order…

1 ~ Grandparents can visit anytime, come to school, AND sit at your desk with you and nobody tells them “it’s time to go now.”

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2 ~ You are free to wear your winter hat inside, all day long

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3 ~ Pets ARE allowed…

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4 ~ You can shoot your words and nobody will take you to the principal’s office.

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5 ~ You can color with your sibling, even if she is 2 and you are 5.

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6 ~ You can sit in a bean bag {ahhprods.com}, all curled up with your siblings, and read, read, read…

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7 ~ You can wear your pajamas, and you don’t even have to do your hair!

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8 ~ When the grandparents call and say, “hey, we got a great deal, wanna go on a cruise in a few weeks?”  You can drop it all and say YES!!!!!!!

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9 ~ If you are learning to read and you don’t know a word, you can just run across the room and ask your 4th grade brother…

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10 ~ FAMILY.  FAMILY.  FAMILY.  It all comes down to bonding together and enjoying our time together while we have it!

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There.  Now I feel better.  Might have to come back and look at my own post on the hard days.  Or, maybe every day.

Happy Homeschooling!