A picture book that acknowledges that a change in routine can be challenging for many children, while at the same time demonstrating that with patience and support, it is possible to get through difficult times. A useful springboard for a conversation about uncomfortable changes, the story promotes patience, resilience and courage to face the unknown or new.
A vibrant, positive picture book narrated by Bruno, an active little boy who has a prosthetic eye. Any child could learn a good deal from this picture book about why people have prostheses, how the eye is cared for, and what it means for the wearer. 'My Special Eye' gives a much-needed voice to monocular children.
This book would be a good choice for a child who is getting to grips with the birth of a brother or sister. It cleverly addresses the confusion children may sometimes feel about whether or not their new sibling is a permanent fixture in the household!
This book may help to explore disgruntled feelings between an older sister and a new baby arriving home. It is hard to accept the adoration and attention mum and dad are giving to new baby sister Susan.
A good choice for a child who is curious about how babies are made, how they grow inside their mother, and what happens when they are born. It is factually accurate but also simple enough for very young children and is not sexually explicit.
In a world where it is common to be distracted by technology, it's easy to miss what is happening in front of our eyes. This book tells the story of Rocket, a little girl desperate for her older brother's attention, but all he seems to be able to see is his mobile phone...
For anyone struggling with phone addiction, this book gives an important insight into what can too easily be missed in this world, if we are always looking down.
The book reflects the frustration of the toddler in a sympathetic way at the presence of a new sibling and the pictures present plenty to talk about and laugh at with a young child as you go through the tale.
This book may help to explore disgruntled feelings between an older and a younger baby sibling who at about 6 months is starting to want to play with their toys and things. It is hard to share everything and resentment can build up inside.
Acknowledging feelings of anxiety or jealousy that can sometimes come up when a new baby arrives. Reassuring children that despite the fact life has changed, they are still special and loved by their parents.
A good starting point to discuss the facts of life with young children. May help to set expectations of how a mother's pregnancy will change life for an older sibling.
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