Inside: The Best Valentine’s Day Read-Aloud for Young Children + FREE Learning Guide
In the midst of Valentine glitter and paper heart crafts, we suggest you stop to share some meaningful time with your child for Valentine’s Day. You already knew it would involve a book, didn’t you?
The macaroni necklace masterpieces can wait a bit. You’ll treasure those, but you’ll treasure the time you snuggle together and delight in a sweet story much, much more.
We rounded up some of the cutest, sweetest Valentine’s Day picture books for a cuddly read-aloud time. Lots of hearts, messages of love, adorable animals, and even stories of the holiday’s origins.
Grab a few of these to read with your little one in between the cookies and crafting. You won’t ever regret time spent reading together!
Favorite Valentine’s Day Picture Books
Click on the book cover images to read more about each title.
A FREE Valentine Activity + Learning Guide
Hands-down, The Valentine Bears is one of our favorite Valentine’s Day books (this particular copy has been in our family since 1983!). And it’s also is a great way to start a conversation about hibernation. Because of this, we’ve created a simple activity and learning guide to go with the story.
You can explore and enjoy this sweet story a little further with some intentional learning when you download our FREE printable: The Valentine Bears Book Guide. It’s all about relaxed reading and learning time sprinkled with lots of fun.
The Guide includes:
- Hibernation facts
- Simple questions to spark conversation
- Hands-on activities (including fun snack ideas inspired by the story)
- Related reading (including a poem!)
- Book list of other stories to explore
Download the FREE PDF Guide
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With the The Valentine Bears Activity Guide, you’ll get in some sweet, relaxed learning and some cozy family connection time.