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What a fun collection of nativity books for toddlers! Fill your holiday book basket with chunky board books for little ones to read.
Board books for toddlers get little ones excited about reading. Board books have chunky pages, large font, and short sentences to hold your little one’s attention.
Reading with your toddlers is a great way to plant the seeds that will grow your little one into a lifelong reader.
Nativity Books for Toddlers
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of board books that will help your toddlers celebrate the birth of Jesus this holiday season.
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
The Nativity Story – This sturdy and colourful little board book is just right for little ones starting to learn about Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem and the shepherds and wise men who came to meet Baby Jesus.
A Star for Jesus – This board book, die-cut to enhance the shape of the star on the front cover, is a perfect gift to help little ones understand that “God made the stars and put them up high to shine down on earth from up in the sky.”
Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale – In the stable next to an inn, Kind Ox is just settling in for the night when Old Dog comes into the stable. Kind Ox makes room for Old Dog, who in turn makes room for Stray Cat, who then makes room for Small Mouse–and each time, the larger animal says to the small, “There’s always room for a little one here.”
Little Bible Playbook: The First Christmas – Experience the miracle of the Christmas story in this layered, stand-up board book full of beautiful illustrations that introduces children to the greatness of God’s love.
The Christmas Baby – When Mary and Joseph’s child was born, the good tidings spread from the animals in the manger, to the shepherds in the fields, to the kings in distant lands, and even to the angels in the heavens! Now every time a baby is born, we celebrate and people travel from far and wide to greet the new baby—because every new baby is a small miracle.
Who is Coming to Our House? – A modern Christmas classic about how the animals prepare a cozy welcome for the baby Jesus.
The First Christmas: Lift-a-Pop Board Book – Share the story of the first Christmas with your little one! A classic story of The First Christmas travels along with Mary and Joseph to the town of Bethlehem where baby Jesus is born.
Christmas in the Manger – The gentle beauty of the story of the first Christmas is now available as a board book. With a simple, lyrical text and radiant artwork, this book is perfect for the youngest child to be a part of the wonder of the Nativity.
The Christmas Story – From the angel’s news for Mary, the events surrounding Jesus’ birth, and the shepherds’ visit, to the wise men’s journey some time later, the story is accurately told in an age-appropriate way.
Fisher-Price Little People: The Story of Christmas – Learn about the first Christmas night in this stocking-sized book featuring the Little People friends! Characters and animals peek through die-cut windows in the pages, giving this book a fun element of surprise.
VeggieTales Away in a Manger – The VeggieTales star in this story of the birth of Jesus, told through the verses of “Away in a Manger.” The sound button triggers the carol, sung by the familiar voice of Junior Asparagus. A second press of the button stops the sound, a feature parents will likely appreciate.
The Silent Noisy Night – The night Jesus was born is frequently referred to as a silent night. But how could it possibly have been silent if Jesus was born in a manger, with cows and sheep and donkeys and probably chickens and mice and birds all celebrating His birth? How could these creatures keep quiet?
Which of these books about the nativity will you read first?
Let’s Track What You’re Reading!
It’s fun to track what you read to your preschoolers throughout the school year. It’s even more fun to have your preschoolers track the books they enjoyed.
Parents and teachers can use the Reading Tracker to record the titles of each book they read as well as the date and number of pages.
Children can use the My Book Review page to track the books they listen to and then color a face to show whether they liked each book or not.
If you track what you read, you’ll be amazed at how many books you read each day and month!