Winter is here and I have snow on my mind. We were able to take a short trip to Lake Chelan over the Holiday break and it was beautiful over there. It had snowed a little, just before we arrived, and there was still a dusting covering everything.
I made my hubby pull over as we were driving so I could snap this picture with my phone. Talk about a beautiful view!!
After a short, 7 mile, drive up the hill we arrived at the ski and tubing hill. There was quite a bit more snow up there and it was the perfect place to learn to ski. My kids had each taken one lesson before, but they were still a bit unsteady. They LOVED this place. It had a rope tow and they went up and down that hill for hours. I rented equipment as well because I just couldn't resist getting on skis again.
Here's my youngest, carrying her skis.
When we got home from our snowy vacation, I brought my snow-themed books home from the classroom. I set them in a little basket in my family room and just waited. Last week, when we had a little down time, my daughter spotted them. My hubby was reading his book and I was reading some blogs on the ipad. My daughter grabbed the stack of books and happily started talking to herself about the books she remembered reading before. She lit up when she saw Snowballs. That was a favorite when she was about 6 years old.
It didn't take long before she took off into the other room with her stack of books and I heard her saying, "Now, class, today we will be reading this book about snow." I looked at my husband and said, "I love that all I have to do is bring out a new stack of books and she's excited to read." You see, both of my kids hate reading with a passion, which absolutely kills me. But, as soon as I bring out some seasonal picture books, my daughter just can't resist. If you build it, they will come! Am I right?
Here are a few of my favorite Snow-Themed books.
A Perfect Day by Carin Berger
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
Snow by Uri Shulevitz
The Snow Speaks by Nancy White Carlstrom
That's Not My Snowman by Usborne Books
Flannel Kisses by Linda Crotta Brennan
Snow Happy by Patricia Hubbell
It's Winter by Linda Glaser
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Happy Snow Day!
(Now I hope we get some snow in the Seattle area!)