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Snuggle up with these winter books for toddlers! Featuring snowmen, arctic animals, winter activities, and more! Perfect for cold winter days.
As you begin planning preschool winter activities for your little ones, be sure to fill a book basket with some seasonal board books. Their study pages and colorful pictures are sure to engage even your youngest audience.
Whether you’re introducing them to winter, reading about winter activities, or just preparing for a winter visit from Mother Nature, there is something on this list that you’ll all enjoy.
Winter Books for Toddlers
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of board books that will help your little ones celebrate winter!
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.
Winter: Touch and Feel – There are pictures of a jolly snowman, sparkling snowflake, a winter forest and more to look at, and the pages have different touch-and-feel textures, which little fingers will love to explore.
No Two Alike – Follow a pair of birds on a snowflake-filled journey though a gorgeous winter landscape to explore how everything everywhere is wonderfully unique—from branches and leaves to forests and trees to friends and loved ones.
Baby Loves Winter! – Little ones will love lifting the flaps in this book to reveal a red sled, a giant snow plow, a cute furry groundhog, and everything else that Baby loves about winter! The sturdy format and easy-to-lift flaps are perfect for parents and children to share.
The Itsy Bitsy Snowman– Little ones will love this fresh winter spin on a classic nursery rhyme, as one little snowman sleds through a winter wonderland.
Ten on the Sled – In the land of the midnight sun, all the animals are having fun speeding down the hill on Caribou’s sled. But as they go faster and faster, Seal, Hare, Walrus, and the others all fall off . . . until just the caribou’s left, only and lonely. Now, a reindeer likes flying-but never alone, so . . . all the animals leap onto the sled again!
Mouse’s First Snow – One cold day Mouse and Poppa venture into the clear white world. From sledding down hills, to skating across the ice, to meeting fluffy snow angels, Mouse finds that wintertime is full of surprises. And before it’s time to go home, Mouse just might have time to “make” a special new friend!
Biscuit’s Snowy Day – Biscuit loves playing in the snow! There is soft, powdery snow everywhere! It’s the perfect day for snow angels, sledding, and snuggling up with someone you love. Woof!
Arctic Animals – The latest in the hit Hello, World! board book series teaches toddlers all about the lives of Arctic animals, with easy-to-understand facts about how these incredible animals eat, sleep, camouflage, and stay warm in such a cold environment.
Winter is Here – Snow falls, animals burrow, and children prepare for the wonders winter brings.
Babies in the Snow – Introduce your baby or toddler to arctic animals including polar bears, whales, caribou, walruses, seals, and more in this adorable lift-a-flap board book.
Winter – There’s something special about each season of the year, wherever we live in the world. Follow the children in this book as they discover and explore the unique character of winter, through indoor and outdoor play.
Winter in the Forest – Something sparkly is happening in the forest and everything is covered in white… only the fir and holly trees are green! The little raccoons are listening and watching the animals in the snow, including some birds that stick around for winter and the deer that taps the pond to break the frozen ice.
The Little Snowplow – On the Mighty Mountain Road Crew, the trucks come in one size: BIG. That is, until the little snowplow joins the crew. None of the other trucks think that the little snowplow can handle the big storms, but he knows that he can do it—and just to be sure, he trains hard, pushing loads of gravel, pulling blocks of concrete, and doing plow lifts to get ready. But when a blizzard arrives, will the little snowplow’s training be enough to clear the streets and handle unexpected trouble?
Curious George: Curious About Winter – Join George and the man with the yellow hat as they watch the first snowflakes fall, go sledding, and warm up by the fire in this book that incorporates preschool-appropriate concepts like counting, colors, and seek-and-find.
Winter Dance – Snow is coming, and it’s time to get ready! The squirrel gathers nuts, the geese soar south, and the snowshoe hare puts on its new white coat. But what should the fox do? Each animal advises the fox that its own plan is best, but the fox thinks otherwise—yet it’s not until he meets a golden-eyed friend that he finds the perfect way to celebrate the snowfall.
Which of these books about winter will you read first?
Round Out Your Winter Unit with These Activities
Sammy Snowman is a great quiet toy! Kids will love changing Sammy’s features around and it’s a great way to learn body parts! Great for entertaining kids in the car, in waiting rooms or in church!
This Preschool Coloring Activity Book is intended for children 2-5 years of age. The activities include coloring, connecting the dots, mazes, spotting differences and similarities, putting items in order, pairing them up, redrawing objects, counting elements, writing and guessing words.