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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

What We're Reading - Thankfulness

With so much talk about Christmas, it can be easy to gloss over Thanksgiving. But, for our family, we really do try to make November a time when we are taking pause to be thankful for the many blessings we have in our lives. While we try to go around the table and say one thing we are thankful for every day of the year, in November we make special effort to give thanks. 
Montessori friendly books on giving thanks.
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A part of that focus is bringing out some books that focus on family, thanksgiving, and community. These include:

In November  - I love that this book focuses on how the natural world prepares for winter but also how we as humans celebrate this change with a time of togetherness and thanks.

Before We Eat: From Farm to Table - This one isn't specifically Thanksgiving themed, but is an important reminder to give thanks to all the people who contribute to the food we eat on a daily basis. I find this especially important during a holiday that is so food focused.

Sharing the Bread: An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story - This is a fun, poem-y style book focused on family and more traditional elements of Thanksgiving (without diving into the history of the holiday.)

Ox-Cart Man - This also isn't specifically about Thanksgiving or giving thanks but about family and working together to thrive. I find it very appropriate for this time of year.

Thankful - This book is about thankfulness generally and not Thanksgiving specifically. It's a sweet little board book about what everyone is thankful for.

Thanksgiving in the Woods - A more modern spin on Thanksgiving with focus on community over one individual family.

Each of these books gives my children different opportunities to think about what they are thankful for and how they can extend gratitude towards others in this season of giving. And I want to take this opportunity to thank those of you that have made this little corner of the internet so fantastic. Whether it's on social media, or here on the website, I'm thankful for each of you here.

Do you have favorite books about thanks or Thanksgiving? 

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