February is full of days that give us the opportunity to introduce some incredible books to kids. From Groundhog’s day, Valentine’s day, President’s day and more, the possibilities keep on piling up. To help you find some new gems for your library, I have put together a list of great books to read with your kids in February.
Reading aloud to and with your kids is important. Not only does it give them the ability to expand their language skills but it also gives us a chance to teach our kids about different subjects and situations. The only hard part about reading to your kids is discovering new (and old) favorites. This list will help you find the perfect choices for your family so you can get down to the important part… reading stories.
Great Books to Read in February
Groundhog’s Day Off: This story starts with the groundhog going on vacation. But who will take his spot when it is time to predict the end of winter?
Groundhog’s Dilemma: All of the animals in the forest believe that groundhog can control the weather. But once the weather doesn’t change, groundhog has to tell them the truth.
I Love You Stinky Face: A hilarious book that shows just how much a mom can love their children…. even if they are swamp monsters.
A Picture Book of Rosa Parks: This book follows Rosa Park’s life from childhood to adulthood. It is a great way to take an indepth look into her life. For younger kiddos, I am Rosa Parks, is the perfect way to introduce this incredible women.
President’s Day: A great story about a play that kids put on during class to learn about the Presidents of the United States. The story also ends with an election that takes place in the classroom.
Over and Under the Snow: Go on a cross country ski trip where you will discover what animals are hibernating under the snow.
Animals in Winter: This classic book has been given a makeover. A must have for every home library.
Hibernation Station: This is a good book to introduce younger kids to hibernating animals. A sweet story that will hopefully help your kiddo fall asleep at night.
The Little House Collection: Since Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthday is in February, this gives us the perfect opportunity to read the Little House books.
I can’t wait to get started on this list! There are so many wonderful books ready to be devoured.
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Colleen is an explorer, tinkerer, educator, writer, creator, and a passionate advocate for the needs of gifted and twice-exceptional children. She has a B.S. in elementary education, a M.Ed. in gifted studies, is a sought-after national speaker and educational consultant, and is the founder of the popular blog and podcast Raising Lifelong Learners, as well as Raising Poppies, a community of support for parents of gifted children. She lives in northeast Ohio with her four bright and quirky kiddos, patient husband, and ever-changing collection of small reptiles, mammals, and insects.
It’s the time of year for hearts, flowers and chocolates, and you are probably here because you’re looking for some special ways to celebrate the sweethearts in your life: whether that means your kids, spouse, or friends! Today we are bringing you the biggest collection ever of fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in your home (and, of course, in your homeschool.) Here, you’ll find links to a huge variety of printable Valentine’s Day cards, plenty of Valentine’s Day themed learning activities, and articles with practical tips on how show love and kindness–on Valentine’s Day or any time of year! Enjoy!
From printable valentines for your significant other, to crafty Valentine’s Day cards to assemble with your kids, we have all different kinds of printable valentines for you to enjoy.
It’s always a nice surprise for your significant other when you make the time to show some extra thoughtfulness. This printable includes two weeks worth of cute and sweet valentines that you can print out and share with your spouse or sweetie in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day.
This fun DIY activity includes adorable printable components and instructions so that kids can make their own woodland animal themed Valentine’s Day cards . These are perfect cards for kids to make and share with other kids!
This collection has all kinds of fun hands-on Valentine’s Day activities (some of them mentioned other places in this list, and some not). Explore it to find some creative activities to use in your homeschool this month!
Valentine’s Day-Related Lessons and Units
If you’re wanting to bring some heart-day cheer into everyday lessons, you can use the activities and units below as part of your homeschool line up over the next few weeks!
Give your kids extra practice with recognizing nouns by using this printable word wall that features Valentine’s Day-inspired ones! Use this word wall in conjunction with the two listed above (verbs and adjective word walls) and play a game where your child can sort each word into a group based on what part of speech it is.
This classic flavor gets a quick makeover! These cake pops are kid-friendly and fun to make.
Random Acts of Kindness for Valentine’s Day (or Any Time!)
Being kind is always cool, and it’s one of the most important things we can do to show our love to others. Here are a few articles about showing kindness to others (and helping our kids to do the same).