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Festive Facts About Santa Claus

The arrival of Santa Claus is big part of Christmas for toddlers. Little ones will leave cookies by the fireplace and perhaps even sprinkle some reindeer food across the front lawn. And best of all, they will come up with a few special gifts they hope Santa will deliver for them, wrapped up in a beautiful bow under the Christmas tree. Here are a few fun things about Santa Claus to share with little ones during this holiday season.

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Fun Things To Teach Your Kids About Santa Claus

Santa Claus has nine reindeer.

Teaching toddlers the names of all the reindeer can be tough, but singing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is the way most little ones learn. Their names are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and last but not least, Rudolph!


Santa does not have any children of his own.

He is married to Mrs. Claus and they have lived together happily for hundreds of years in the North Pole. The generous couple devotes all of their time to children all over the world, working hard to make sure each and every one has a very special Christmas. This does not leave them any time to care for their own offspring. Fortunately, they are always surrounded by a big group of energetic elves who keep them entertained and fill their home with lots of laughter.

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The jolly man's favorite snack is cookies along with a cold glass of milk.

It's no wonder Santa Claus has such a big belly. With kids all over the world leaving out a plate of cookies on Christmas Eve, Santa is tempted to eat them all. Sometimes he gobbles up every one, leaving just a few crumbs on the plate. But if he has had his fill, he may only take a nibble. Toddlers will kick a good giggle out of seeing just a bite out of a cookie, which probably means Santa has been to thousands of homes already. 


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Celebrate Christmas With More Reading

Christmas Tree Stories

Children's Books About The Nativity

Santa Claus Picture Books


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