Richard Scarry's The Animals' Merry Christmas, by Kathryn Jackson
We loved reading this book each December when we were kids. The simplicity and spirit of the stories are perfect for the season. (See, kids? The Hedgehog family is thrilled with getting an apple for Christmas.)
What better holiday tradition than discovering the same special stories together each year?
Now that the cold weather is here, we wish we could just wear PJs like CJ. Download and print this activity sheet free from the Wee Workshop, and create some super-awesome PJs for CJ.
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
If we had to pick just one book that's a favorite with our almost-three-year-old bibliophiles, it would be really, really hard. But here's the winner – silly, imaginative and brilliantly hilarious. Dragons love tacos. But if a dragon eats spicy salsa, LOOK OUT. (Unfortunately, the book uses the work "hate;" we replace it with "loathe" or "REALLY don't like.") Our kids love to re-tell the story – and as a side benefit, now they love eating tacos.
Wee Society has the perfect holiday gift for your little creative genius-to-be.
Through December 7, Wee You-Things Blocks are $15 off with the promo code BLOCKS15. And for all Wee Society Shop orders made by December 19, one of our illustrator elves will create a surprise one-of-a-kind hand-drawing/lettering on your gift-wrapped package. We want it to be the cutest thing under your tree.
Happy Friday! Here are a few things that caught our eye this week. Hope you enjoy.
Everyone needs a raccoon pillow. And it would look especially cute in this kid's room.
Too soon for wintry crafts? No? Then check out these little clay snowmen.
These balancing blocks are perfect for an artsy little builder.
If you're hitting the road for Thanksgiving, bring along our (free) Wee Road Trip Bingo for a fun (and peaceful) trip. And if you're looking for something special to bring to grandma, kids will love making a Thanks Book.
Gearing up for holiday travel with kids? To help bring more laughter and learning (less hair-pulling) to family trips, we created Wee Road Trip Bingo, free from the Wee Workshop.
We'll definitely be bingo'ing with our preschoolers on the drive to Palm Springs for Thanksgiving, and of course the iPad is loaded with the Wee Alphas and Wee You-Things apps.
If hitting the open road is included in your family's holiday plans, download and print a few copies of Wee Road Trip Bingo, and read our other tips for making long drives with kids more fun.
Inside, Outside by Lizi Boyd
Beautiful illustrations take you through the changing seasons with a little boy, by peeking through a window to see what's going on outside–and then peeking back in. We admittedly often avoid wordless books; sometimes, bedtime is tough enough to come up with stories on our own. But this one is a wonderful exception. There are so many details and surprises, the story unfolds easily, and our kids love adding their own commentary and questions–again and again.
Art.com is bringing some of its art offline in its first-ever pop-up retail space in San Francisco's Union Square through January 15, 2014. We were thrilled to spot a few of the over 130 Wee Society designs available on art.com hanging in this unique space, which also features artist events, interactive exhibits and an inspirational Design Bar.