There are many fun, childlike Christmas traditions in this world. Children get excited and giddy anticipating Christmas Day. While that is a wonderful, exciting thing, it is also important to teach the true meaning of Christmas, the day Jesus was born. The story of Jesus’ birth is a beautiful, awe-inspiring story that children will also enjoy hearing. Christmas books about Jesus will help teach the story of Jesus’ birth and about giving-the true magic of Christmas. I created this list of 25+ Children’s Books About The True Meaning Of Christmas so you can take some time this holiday season to share kids’ Christmas books that matter.

Learning the True Meaning of Christmas With Books

CHRISTIAN CHRISTMAS BOOKS FOR KIDS

SHARING THE BIRTH OF JESUS WITH KIDS IS WONDERFUL. DOING IT WITH BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATIONS AND WRITTEN LANGUAGE IS PRICELESS.

I love Christmas as much as the next person: shopping, decorating, baking, yes please! But I do think it’s crucial that we teach Jesus’ story to kids. They need to understand why we make such a fuss at Christmas-time!

This list of Children’s Christmas books includes classic Christmas books for kids that I remember reading, and books I couldn’t wait to share with my own children.

Christmas as a season is often filled with more stress and busy-ness than necessary. I like to make sure we take special time, especially on Christmas Eve, to recognize what all the fuss is about.

In addition to learning about the true meaning of Christmas, you can pose additional questions to young learners. Depending on the kids’ ages, there could be additional questions for thought:

  • What was your favorite part of the story that reminded you of the true meaning of Christmas?
  • Why do you think it’s important to remember and celebrate the birth of Jesus during Christmas?
  • What can we learn from the story about kindness, love, and giving during the holiday season?
  • How can we apply the lessons from the book to make this Christmas special for others and ourselves?

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What Can Preschoolers Learn Through Christ-Centered Christmas Books?

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SHARING BOOKS ABOUT THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS OPENS CHILDREN’S EYES TO THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS GIFT-GIVING HOLIDAY.

Books like, “Humphrey’s First Christmas,” by Carol Heyer, teach the night before Christmas through the eyes of the camel. Now that’s something kids will be intrigued by!

Here are some important lessons taught within these Christmas books:

  • The significance of Jesus’ birth and the religious aspect of Christmas.
  • The values of kindness, compassion, and generosity towards others.
  • Understanding the joy of giving and the spirit of selflessness during the holiday season.
  • Gratitude and appreciation for family, friends, and the blessings in their lives.

Why Is It Important To Read Aloud To Children?

Whether you’re reading about saving Christmas on a trip to the North Pole on “The Polar Express,” or about Jesus walking on water, the value of any read-aloud should not be underestimated.

Language

Reading aloud exposes children to a richer vocabulary and enhances language skills, improving their speaking and comprehension abilities.

Cognitive

Listening to stories stimulates imagination, creativity, and critical thinking, fostering cognitive growth and problem-solving skills.

Bonding

Reading aloud creates a special bonding experience between the child and the reader, nurturing a sense of security and emotional connection.

Love for Learning

Regular exposure to books through reading aloud cultivates a love for reading and learning, setting the foundation for a lifelong passion for knowledge.

25+ Christmas Books for Kids

 Cuddle up by the Christmas tree with your little one and share a few of these sweet stories. These stories will make you and your kids feel warm inside, no matter how cold it is outside. Use these books for a Christmas Advent tradition that the kids will remember forever!

 God Gave Us Christmas (God Gave Us Series)God Gave Us Christmas (God Gave Us Series) Humphreys First ChristmasHumphreys First Christmas The Christmas Baby (Classic Board Books)The Christmas Baby (Classic Board Books) J Is for Jesus: The Sweetest Story Ever Told [J IS FOR JESUS-BOARD]J Is for Jesus: The Sweetest Story Ever Told [J IS FOR JESUS-BOARD] The Christmas StoryThe Christmas Story The Berenstain Bears, The Very First Christmas (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights: A Faith Story)The Berenstain Bears, The Very First Christmas (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights: A Faith Story) The Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights: A Faith Story)The Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights: A Faith Story) The Story of ChristmasThe Story of Christmas The Very First Christmas (Sticker Stories)The Very First Christmas (Sticker Stories) This Is the StableThis Is the Stable When Jesus Was BornWhen Jesus Was Born The Christmas Story for ChildrenThe Christmas Story for Children The Christmas Story Coloring Book For Toddlers and Kids: Jesus and Bible Story Pictures | Large, Easy and Simple Coloring Pages for Preschool (Christmas Coloring Books for Kids)The Christmas Story Coloring Book For Toddlers and Kids: Jesus and Bible Story Pictures | Large, Easy and Simple Coloring Pages for Preschool (Christmas Coloring Books for Kids)

 

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Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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