Reading Christmas stories to grandchildren is a great way for seniors to share the Christmas spirit. Pick out classics your loved one can share with the grandchildren and someday they may read the same stories to their own grandchildren, passing on the family tradition. Milford in-home care professionals suggest the following books to give you ideas of what a grandparent might want to read to his or her grandchildren this holiday season.
1. Christmas in My Heart
Seniors can start a holiday tradition for their grandchildren this year by giving them some of the books from the Christmas in My Heart series by Joe L. Wheeler. There are 25 books in all, making it the longest Christmas anthology in America. These books contain a collection of short stories children will love hearing many times. Everyone will have a favorite book in this beautifully illustrated series.
2. Rotten Ralph’s Rotten Christmas
Children can relate to the mischievous rabbit, the main character in Rotten Ralph’s Rotten Christmas. This delightful story by Jack Gantos will leave your loved one and the grandchildren laughing at Ralph’s beautifully illustrated antics. In the end, Rotten Ralph realizes that, despite all the trouble he can get into, he is still loved by his owner, Sarah.
3. Christmas ABC
Christmas ABC by Caroline Wells is great for the grandchild who is just learning his or her ABCs. This story is beautifully illustrated with lithographs by Wiener Werkstätte, who created them in the early 1900s. Even if the grandchild knows the ABCs, he or she might ask your loved one to read this story again and again to see the beautiful illustrations.
4. The Littlest Christmas Tree
Children often get tired of hearing they are too little to do anything important. The Littlest Christmas Tree by Janie Jasin is a story for grandchildren who feel this way. Young children can probably relate to the Christmas tree that feels the same way. As the story unfolds, the little tree is thankful for all the gifts she is given, but most importantly she is thankful for the opportunity those gifts present in her future.
Sharing a holiday story this year is a great way to start a tradition. For more tips on how an aging loved one can connect to family members, call Home Care Assistance, a reliable name in elderly in-home care. We provide hourly and live-in professional caregivers who can help your loved one carry out daily tasks. We also offer specialized dementia, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s care Milford seniors can count on. Our care plans are flexible and can be customized to meet your loved one’s unique needs. Call (203) 444-8575 to discuss your loved one’s care requirements with a helpful Care Manager.