Heartwarming Christmas Stories for Seniors to Read to Their Grandchildren

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on

Reading to grandchildren is a delightful way for seniors to help them begin the journey of learning while bonding. This holiday season when the grandchildren come over, have your senior loved one settle them down for a quick story. Centennial, CO, in-home care providers recommend the following heartwarming stories this Christmas.

A Christmas Carol-Young Reader’s Edition

A Christmas Carol has been a favorite in many families ever since it was written by Charles Dickens in 1843. This version of the story is created especially for young children to understand. Seniors will delight their grandchildren when they teach them to say the age-old line, “Bah Humbug!”

Lama Llama Holiday Drama

Seniors and children alike can feel overwhelmed with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Sharing the story Lama Llama Holiday Drama with them can help children understand that everyone feels this way while delivering a powerful message that spending time together is the most important reason for the season. This delightful rhyming story is written by Anna Dewdney and can become a Christmas tradition in every household.

The Night Before Christmas

Every grandchild needs to know the story of The Night Before Christmas written by Clement Clarke Moore. There are many different editions available for children, so choose one and share it today. Seniors can even encourage their grandchildren to be the first to memorize the words to this holiday classic as they beg to hear it many times.

Dream Snow

Dream Snow tells the story of a farmer who takes a nap and wakes up to discover that his farm is covered with snow. He then hurries to give the nearby town one last Christmas present. Eric Carle’s beautiful illustrations in this story really make it come to life. This book makes a wonderful bedtime story for grandparents to read to little ones.

It’s important for seniors to bond with their families this holiday season. Reading these books to grandchildren can help seniors boost emotional wellbeing. You can further your loved one’s overall wellbeing by turning to Home Care Assistance today. Our Centennial stroke, Alzheimer’s and dementia care helps seniors manage illness in the comfort of home while promoting socialization. Call 303.957.3100 today to learn how we can customize a care plan to meet your loved one’s needs.

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