Also available as a bookmark! Just download the Word
file, print on two sides and cut to create
two bookmarks, with panels open for your own library or group’s
that help children learn about babies, nurturing, and future parenting:
Baby’s Coming to Your House! by
Shelley Moore Thomas, a book that tells all about what it will be
like to have a new baby in the house with funny and wonderful photos
of diverse families for very young children.
Science: How Babies Really Work by
Ann Douglas, uses facts, pictures and fun exercises to help children
understand more about what it’s like to be a baby.
Benny! Growing Up Stories: What It’s Like to Be a Baby by
Robie H. Harris with paragraphs about what babies like and need
on every page along with the story
a Big Sister and I’m a Big Brother by
Joanna Cole, simple and sweet stories about gaining a baby sibling
for very young children.
Talk About Having a New Brother or Sister by
Diana Star Helmer, a book in which each page answers another question
about babies and becoming a sibling
Mommy Exchange, by
Amy Hest (Four Winds), is a tale of two home-swapping friends (one
an only child, the other with twin siblings) curious about the other's
Boy! Babies! by
Alison Cragin Herzig and Jane Lawrence Malin, is about 10 boys in
an infant-care class who learn how to comfort and care for babies
in order to become baby-sitters.
and the Ready Time, by
Patty Sheehan and Maeno, teaches lessons of parenting and family
through the adventures of a wolf pup returned from captivity to
Baby Needs by
William and Martha Sears & Christie Watts Kelly, the story of
bringing a new baby into the family that shows children all the
things they can do that babies can’t; includes boxes on many
pages that answer "Making Friends With Your Baby" and
"What About Me?" with additional information for parents
about baby & older sibling relationships and attachment in parenting.
to Expect When the New Baby Comes Home by
Heidi Murkoff, co-author of the "What to Expect" series,
poses and answers all kinds of questions about babies with the help
of Angus the Answer Dog.
a Brother, Little Bunny! by
Maribeth Boelts, a sweet story about a little bunny building a relationship
with his newborn baby brother.
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