Story book advent count-down to Christmas!

Did you buy your child a chocolate advent calendar to help build the excitement in the count down for Christmas last year? This is the traditional (and undoubtedly yummy!) way for children to taste their way to Christmas day.

Children love to listen to stories time and again, but sometimes the same stories being repeated before bedtime can become a bit of a chore to hear as well as to read! But… here’s a new and educational way to help children become excited about Christmas…

Why not introduce a new story every bed time just for a December treat!

You can visit your local charity shop and buy 25 stories really cheaply, wrap them up, add the number for the countdown of sleeps until Christmas, then every night enjoy the excitement on your child’s face while they unwrap a present and you can both enjoy a new and exciting story before bed…

It’s a well-known fact that reading story books together helps children to develop those all important communication and language skills as well as promoting imagination and creativity. By joining in with this Christmas count-down idea, the children will also be reinforcing their mathematical knowledge by recognising the numbers on the wrapped up presents and identifying how many sleeps until Santa visits with that big bag of presents!

We’d love to know how you get on!