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The Winter Olympics are a phenomenal opportunity to get your kids excited about reading. Even hesitant readers may be willing to pick up a book that explores one of their favorite winter sports. As you watch the games as a family, note your child’s interests. Then, look for books that match their interests – following their lead.
I’ve compiled a list of 25 great books for kids. The list includes both fiction and non-fiction titles. I also included several books pertaining to specific sports in the winter games. If your child becomes fascinated with skiing, you might want to check out Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen. If your kiddo is suddenly trying to do triple toe loops in their socks on the kitchen floor, you may want to read Dream Big Little Pig by Kristi Yamaguchi. From fact-filled books to adorable picture books, you and your child will have fun reading about the Winter Olympics. Happy watching and happy reading!
How to Train with a T-Rex and Win 8 Gold Medals by Michael Phelps (not Winter Olympics related, but I couldn’t help myself!)
Dream Big Little Pig by Kristi Yamaguchi (I LOVE this book!!)
I found a few video games and movies that center around the Winter Olympics. My little man is very attached to his Wii right now, and I know he’d enjoy trying his hand at “snowboarding” alongside his buddy Mario. Enjoy!
Winter Olympics Sports
I found myself wondering what sports and events were a part of the Winter Olympics. I wanted to include the list for your reference.