Hello friends and fabulous followers! We hope you all had a delightful Christmas and an awesome New Year.
In store for us this year we are excited to be welcoming a new buggy baby. (This will probably effectively explain my 4 months of sickness and absence). As you may be aware we have a 4 year old bug already who we are doing our best to prepare for the new arrival. We have been reading ‘Share‘ and ‘There’s Going to be a Baby.’ You can find the details of both below.
What books do you suggest for introducing a sibling into the family fold? Do you have any stories or suggestions of your own personal experiences? I would love to hear them!
Anthea Simmons & Georgie Birkett
Learning to share can be a big step in the life of a small child, especially when the concept has been thrust upon you by the introduction of a baby sibling.
Share! Is an easy rhyming little tale about just what happens when you have to share your special things with a baby. Yes, somethings get soggy and chewed on and somethings really are not supposed to be shared with babies, like paint but the thought was there. The best part of sharing though is doing things together. Yes life can be tough for a big sister, but it is worth it.
A great book for children that are big sisters or brothers, or soon to be. Also great one for child care centres. Bold, colourful illustrations capture the attention and the simple language and rhyme do the rest. Very cute, a little bit funny, a well-constructed combination from author and illustrator.
Share! is a Booktrust early years award winner.
John Burningham & Helen Oxenbury
Published: 01 Sep 2011
Categories: Picture Books
For readers aged: 2+
This very sweet book follows the journey of mum and son when mum first tells her little boy there is going to be a baby. Over the time period of mothers pregnancy which you can see developing in the pictures as her tummy gets bigger, the two talk about everything from will it be a boy or girl? What should we name it? What will baby do?
Maybe the baby will work in the kitchen and perhaps be a chef.
I don’t think I’d eat anything that was made by the baby.
There is so much to think about and so many possibilities to consider when you are wondering what will be when becoming a big brother for the first time. By the end of the story the soon to be big brother is becoming curious and ready to meet his little sibling.
The perfect story for a child about to be joined by a number two. The beautiful story explores where your child’s mind might be or may get them thinking about the possibilities. The illustrations have much to explore and talk about, Helen Oxenbury is unmissable as the illustrator with her well-known pictures which you may recognise from Ten little fingers and ten little toes by Mem Fox.
A gorgeously well crafted book.