5 Types Of Books Kids Won't Mind Finding In Their Stockings
Emptying the stocking is one of the most fun Christmas morning experiences. While we want the kids to get as excited about their stocking stuffers as the kids' toys, we want some of their gifts to be educational. Here are 5 types of books kids will be excited to find in their stockings.
Mini puzzle books are not only fun, they also encourage creative thinking and other skills. In addition, they will give your children something to do while you clear away the used wrapping paper and get breakfast going. Word searches and crosswords are always popular, and Sudoku stimulates a child's problem-solving abilities. For older children, try some more advanced brainteasers.
Mini Scrapbook Or Themed Album
A mini scrapbook is great way to encourage kids to get creative with their mementoes. Combine a scrapbook, a glue stick, and some stickers for a gift they can use to preserve photos and souvenirs. Themed albums provide a place to keep items like ticket stubs and travel stubs, so they can share memories of their journeys and special events they attended.
Every child needs a place to record their thoughts and the events of their day. A pocket journal provides that space, along with vital writing practice. To get them started, try a line-a-day journal. These diaries provide a place to write a quick blurb about each day, and many of them have enough space for several years with of lines, making them gifts that will last. Themed journals made especially for book lovers, movie fans, sports fans, and more will encourage their other hobbies.
Beloved Holiday Stories
Every family has a festive tale that becomes part of its traditions. Many of these wonderful stories are available in miniature, illustrated books. Children will love a special version of the Nativity Story just for them. They also may enjoy stories about snowmen, or maybe one about how Rudolph came to lead Santa's sleigh. Not only do these books give them something to read Christmas morning, they may become treasured keepsakes in the years to come.
Pocket guides are small-scale introductions to a topic. They run from informative and practical to humorous and whimsical. A young animal lover may enjoy a pocket guide to local songbirds. Aspiring illusionists may enjoy pocket guides to card tricks and coin tricks. There also pocket guides for history, crafts, minerals, and more.
Books don't need to be huge to make a huge impact on a child. Tuck some of these tiny volumes into their stocking for a holiday extra they are sure to love.