Christmas Book Advent #5: The Joy of Giving by Mike and Jan Berenstain


In The Berenstain Bears and The Joy of Giving Brother and Sister Bear can’t wait for Christmas and all the presents they’ll open. But during the Christmas Eve pageant, something special happens! The Bear cubs learn a very valuable lesson about the joy of giving to others.

My kids are at that age where they sit and look at the back of their Berenstain Bear books and see which books they’ve already collected and which books they still need to buy. I remember doing that as a child. 

Since they adore this series so much, it’s just the right book to teach an important message, such as, the importance of giving. 

Christmas tends to be a Gimme Gimme time of year. This shows children that it’s normal to feel that way, but the journey the bear cubs took to overcome it. 

My kids were so excited to pick out presents for others this year and they love putting the coins in the red pails outside of the grocery store. 

I hope that if I start young then it will last for their whole lives. 


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