Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Book Recommendation: I'm a Big Brother

We're four months in to this whole sibling thing, and so far it's going well. Henry absolutely adores Tate (and vice versa). We did a lot (and continue to do a lot) to make the transition as smooth as possible. I know it's going to get a whole lot rockier when Tate is mobile enough to take Henry's stuff and knock down his block towers, but for now we're soaking up the sweetness. 

One of the things that helped was the book I'm a Big Brother by Joanna Cole. Our neighbor gave it to us, and it's awesome (aside from the fact that it's heteronormative). It talks about all the things babies can't do (like play or eat pizza) and reiterates important things (like asking before holding the baby). It's a great read over and over in the months before birth. 

It would make a great gift for a little boy or girl who's expecting a new sibling!  

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Isa said...

Karen Katz has one called Best Ever Big Sister (and Brother) that are similar and delightfully not heteronormative--they actually don't mention any parents at all, so would work for a single parent, too, if anyone needs another suggestion. :)

jen @ homeinthecountry said...

We read the sister version of that to prepare our daughter for her new baby sister! Definitely the best big sister book we've found - and there seem to be many not-so-helpful big sibling books out there...

I'm new to your blog but have a 3 month old and 2 year old, too. I've been getting super-interested in Montessori, etc, which is how I found your blog! I really enjoy your perspective/writing! Thanks!

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