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These colorful tales are designed to help prepare older siblings for the arrival of a new baby brother or sister. By providing discussion prompts, these books help give parents the language needed to speak to their older children in a way that is supportive, complimentary, and caring. Through a variety of descriptions—from which toys are safe for babies and which are dangerous, to the importance of hand washing and picking up the baby only when a grown up is there to help—Sam and Amanda learn what it means to be a big brother or sister. A discussion about the real-life issue of parents' temporary absence while at the hospital prepares youngsters for what might otherwise be a confusing and frightening time. The books' handy tip sheets succinctly detail hints for supporting the older child and is accompanied by a download link for an MP3, containing upbeat and catchy tunes that emphasize the special bond between brothers and sisters.
|Publisher:||Nurturing Your Children Press|
|Product dimensions:||10.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 5 Years|
About the Author
Brenda Bercun is a clinical nurse specialist in child and family mental health, a pediatric nurse-practitioner, and a mother of two. She lives in Larkspur, California. Sue Gross is an illustrator and printmaker. She lives in Carnelain Bay, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought this book for my 3 year old granddaughter. She is going to have a baby brother in a couple of months. She wants it read to her over and over. She likes that the girl (Amanda) in the story likes to do the same things as she does. The story is about what to expect when adding a new baby to the family. The pictures are colorful and the story offers a lot of opportunity to discuss what is happening and what is going to happen (Mommy's tummy getting bigger, how the baby comes out - without getting too graphic, mommy going to the hospital and maybe being gone for a couple days, and who will take care of Amanda). It discusses dangerous toys for babies and safe toys for babies. My granddaughter and I then talk about which of her toys would be dangerous for a baby. It also gives us ideas about things you can do with a baby (peek-a-boo, sing songs, read stories). We really enjoy this book.
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