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Christmas Around the World
One of the better books I have seen for toddlers on the topic of different winter holiday celebrations is Jingle Bells by Iza Trapani. It was perfect for our toddler – beautiful full-page illustrations and it got many key concepts across without being too wordy.
“Join children on a Christmas sleigh ride around the world as they discover traditions from Mexico, Sweden, the Philippines, Poland, Italy, Kenya, and the United States. Best-selling author/illustrator Iza Trapani once again extends a classic song.
Hanukkah: Dec. 3 – 10
For this unit we checked out LOTS of library books, as our holiday season was packed this year (we were still adjusting to life with a toddler and a two month old!) – Next year, we plan on talking about the menorah and creating some fun holiday crafts. Updates to come!
Kwanzaa: Dec. 26th
This unit wraps up the tail end of our month in week four, where we begin to roll over into Cultures of the World unit – a near perfect transition, I dare say! Again, this year we were hard pressed for time, but I have some fun activities up my sleeve for next year, including this printable Kwanzaa Word Wall.