Books make excellent Christmas gifts for kids. If you’re looking for something special for a 0 to 2-year-old francophone or future French Immersion student, here are four wonderful French Christmas books for kids to consider. These books are a great way for babies to learn new French Christmas vocabulary and for families to make memories together.
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Usborne’s fantastic “Les tout-doux, touchy-feely” collection has a French Christmas book that’s perfect for kids in the 0-2 age range. Like all the books in this series, Où est mon père Noël ? is a small padded board book with vivid, colourful images and interesting tactile components that babies will love to discover with their hands.
In this book, in addition to adjectives describing the various textures, children will learn new French Christmas vocabulary.
Sleigh – un traîneau
Bag – un sac
Mitten – une moufle
Boot – une botte
Beard – une barbe
Santa Claus – père Noël
Here are some other great French Christmas gift options for kids 0-2 from Usborne Books.
This French Christmas book for kids is beautifully illustrated and features exciting pull tabs and slides that make reading even more engaging as your little ones interact with the story. Bonjour papa Noël contains many French Christmas-related words.
Elf – un lutin
Gift – un cadeau
Reindeer – un renne
Chimney, fireplace – une cheminée
Christmas tree – le sapin
Kididoc by Éditions Nathan offers additional festive titles that you may want to explore this Christmas season.
Children will have a fun time exploring this musical sound book and discovering famous tunes like Douce nuit, Mon beau sapin, and Petit papa Noël. J’aime Noël features beautiful Christmas scenes on each page and a little mischievous question that children will enjoy answering.
Snowflake – un flocon
Snow – la neige
Snowman – un bonhomme de neige
Garlands – une guirlande
Christmas ornament – une boule de Noël
While younger kids love interactive books like the ones suggested above, there is something special about curling up on the sofa and reading a storybook together. This French Christmas book is just perfect for that!
It’s Christmas night and while the baby is sleeping peacefully, the bird, cat, and dog anxiously wait for Santa Claus. They each take turns calling Santa… but end up waking the baby up! While reading the sweet story of Coucou, père Noël !, your child will love imitating the sounds that each character makes to call Santa Claus.
What French Christmas books for kids are you reading with your petits amours this year?