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Charming Christmas Tales Seniors Can Read to the Grandkids

By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on

When seniors read to their grandchildren, it is an outstanding way to build lasting family memories. This Christmas, Oklahoma elder care agencies recommend that seniors snuggle up under a blanket with the family and enjoy the following holiday classics. No matter how young or old the grandchildren are, they will enjoy reading a family-friendly book with their grandparents.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

This Dr. Seuss classic is great for reading aloud because it is written in fun poetic verse. This holiday classic will have the grandchildren reciting memorable lines from this fun story long after book reading time is done. The powerful message of this story that the best presents cannot be brought in stores will sink into everyone’s heart.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

This delightful story by Barbara Robinson encourages everyone to see value in each individual. The book tells the tale of the Herdmans who are the worst children in the world. After bullying their way into the main parts at the local church Christmas pageant, transformation begins to happen quickly. The humor in this book will have everyone laughing.

Merry Christmas, Mouse

If your loved one has any grandchildren that are just learning to count, then this delightful story will assist them. It is the story of a mouse’s efforts to decorate a Christmas tree. Even older grandchildren will adore the fun rhymes found in this book by Laura Numeroff. This one is easy to memorize, so do not be surprised if you hear your grandchildren reciting it later.

The Polar Bear Express

This delightful story by Chris Van Allsburg is a classic that tells a story of a boy that travels to the North Pole to receive a very special gift from Santa Claus that only children can see. Children will adore the outstanding illustrations in this story. While many will be familiar with the story through school, sharing it with family makes it even more special.

There are many wonderful Christmas stories that seniors can share with their grandchildren. Not only does it give children a chance to bond with their grandparents, but it also boosts seniors’ emotional wellbeing. Learn more about ways you can help your loved one enjoy the holidays by calling Home Care Assistance at 405-285-4191. We are the leading provider of Oklahoma Alzheimer’s, dementia and stroke care seniors depend on to manage daily tasks in the comfort of home. Schedule a free consultation today and have one of our experienced Care Managers customize a care plan for your loved one.