St. Patrick’s Day Book Ledge
February 24, 2021
Our family has a tradition of pulling out our favorite holiday books throughout the year where they can be seen on our book ledge. This is a roundup of my favorite books about St. Patrick’s Day and Rainbows to read leading up to the lucky day.
OUR BOOK LEDGE
While we have a double decker book ledge in the room right off of our kitchen where our kids often cozy up with a good book, I also have book ledges in each of their rooms as well. I’m convinced that book ledges promote more reading because they can actually see the covers of the books. I’m so grateful that they love to read, but they FLY through books so it’s important for me to make sure that their book ledges change often One way we do this is by swapping out books for each holiday. That way there’s always something “new” to read.
REGULAR READING TIMES
We have tried to establish the tradition or reading before bed and most nights it’s a success. If your kids are like mine, they will occasionally request the same 2 books over and over again, so mixing things up with holiday books is a great way to rotate some new titles into the mix. I also think this a great way to make sure you’re making reading “FUN”. That’s my number one goal when it comes to books with my kids, I don’t get hung up on whether or not they like the books I want them to like (Ollie still loves Captain Underpants), but try and focus on suggesting books that feel fun and relevant to their interests.
A few of our favorites
There are plenty of holidays that seem to have a wider selection of holiday books, but there are still a few that we really love to pull out for St. Patrick’s Day. See our favorites below and let me know if I’m missing a title we should know about!
- You’re my Little Lucky Charm
- How to Catch a Leprechaun
- How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow
- There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover
- How to Trap a Leprechaun
- Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase
- St. Patrick’s Day Coloring + Activity Book (Nora is loving this right now)
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