Christmas is a wonderful time for a senior to share a story with his or her grandchildren. While your loved one can definitely tell a personal story or two about a memorable Christmas, consider asking him or her to share a classic holiday book. Your loved one and the grandchildren may find they enjoy the experience and even want to repeat it very soon. Albuquerque senior home care staff recommends these four Christmas books to read to grandchildren in the holiday season.
1. Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree
When Mr. Willowby’s special ordered Christmas tree arrives, he discovers it is simply too tall, so he cuts it off and gives it away, which starts a whole chain of magical events. Written by Robert Barry, this book is a delightful way to teach children about the magic of sharing.
2. Morris’s Disappearing Bag
Morris was much younger than his siblings, who kept pushing him out of the way. One Christmas, he discovers an overlooked present containing a disappearing bag, which makes him invisible. The powerful message delivered in this holiday story by Rosemary Wells is the importance of including everyone.
3. Song of the Stars
All the animals want to shout about Jesus’s birthday from the highest mountaintop in this delightful story by Sally Lloyd-Jones. Your loved one will adore this beautifully illustrated book, and the grandchildren might want to see the pictures many times.
4. Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect
Richard Schneider’s story of why Christmas trees are not perfect is a great way to teach grandchildren about celebrating the different abilities each person has. This delightful story is a great read for children who are asking questions about the abilities of senior members of their families.
Family bonding is important for your loved one’s emotional wellbeing. To learn more about activities that can bring a loved one closer to the family, call Home Care Assistance, a reliable name in senior home care. To learn more about senior activities your loved one can enjoy, companionship options, and our comprehensive dementia, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s in-home care Albuquerque families trust, call 505-798-0800 today.