25 Stories of Advent--December 1

We'll start our family Advent tradition this evening with Christmas is Here by Wendy Brawer (2008, Kregel). While it's a lift-the-flap board book that could be considered too young for my boys, I like that it tells little excerpts of the Nativity story on each spread along with a couple of questions that get the kids more engaged in the story. It also comes with a CD that has a specific song that corresponds to each part of the story. That's another layer we'll be adding this year.

Tonight we'll read just the first page about the angel Gabriel appearing to Mary. Then we'll turn to the back of the book and open the relevant flap on the Nativity picture. The numbers are mixed up throughout the picture which makes it more fun for them to find the right one. We'll alternate which boy gets to open the flap each day.

Parable.com has this book on sale right now, (I think Barnes and Noble carries it too)!

What are you reading tonight?

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