Can you recommend any great Thanksgiving-themed books?

Thanksgiving is about more than turkey! It can be a wonderful opportunity to talk to your child about the history of Thanksgiving, as well as the importance of being grateful. It is also a great time to teach your child about your own Thanksgiving traditions. When choosing a book, be sure to read through it carefully to ensure that the story is age-appropriate for your child. There are many wonderful books about this important holiday, but “How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story” by Eve Bunting is a great book to teach your child about the first Thanksgiving. If you prefer a book that focuses less on the story of Thanksgiving and more on the importance of giving thanks, “Thanksgiving Bowl” by Virginia L Kroll is a fun, heart-warming story that may even spark a new family tradition! 

Jennie Ito, Ph.D.

Child Development Expert

Jennie Ito is a mother of two and a child development consultant who specializes in children’s play and toys. Before becoming a consultant for LeapFrog, she was an intern at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and later worked as a content expert for the Association of Children’s Museum’s “Playing for Keeps” Play Initiative. Jennie earned her doctorate degree in developmental psychology at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.