Talk about winter:

• What makes winter different from summer?

• What’s the weather like?

• How do people dress?

• What do you celebrate?

• What activities might you do outside that you might not do another time?

Once your child has these “pictures” of winter in his head, go to the library. Let him find books about winter for you to read.

You might look for titles like:

A Starlit Somersault Downhill by Nancy Willard.

Chicken Soup with Rice by Maurice Sendak.

Sadie and the Snowman by Allen Morgan.

Something Is Going to Happen by Charlotte Zolotow.

Snip, Snip . . . Snow! by Nancy Poydar.

Snow by Uri Shulevitz.

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert.

Snowflake Bently by Jacqueline Briggs.

The First Snowfall by Anne F. Rockwell.

The Mitten by Alvin Tresselt.

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.

When It Starts to Snow by Phillis Gershator.

After you read a story, have fun acting it out together. Take turns playing different characters.

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