Your child helps the main character, Perry, discover what it means to become a big sibling. Together, they come up with ideas and activities to use in your own specific situation.
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The arrival of a new baby can bring many changes to a family unit and all this change can be hard for older siblings to handle. But parents can do a lot to prepare kids for an addition to the family. Discussing the pregnancy in terms that make sense to kids, making some arrangements, and including kids in the care of the newborn can make things easier for everyone.
Prepare for the baby’s arrival together. Let them choose some baby clothes, a toy, or help decorate the nursery.
Talk about what to expect
Talk about what to expect and when things are happening to create reassuring predictability around each new experience.
Let them help
Give them a simple task like getting the nappies or singing a song while the baby gets changed.
Say thank you
Praise your child for being kind, helpful, patient, and playing well with the baby.
You said it yourselves
“These books have been a fantastic way to connect with my child, opening up our conversations and allowing us to discuss how we feel or have felt during difficult times.”
Registered Play Specialist, Director of Creative Coping and mum of 3
"When my daughter’s little sister arrived, it was great to refer back to what we learnt in the book. It certainly took a lot of frustration out of those early days. She really got a lot from the story."
Mum of 3
“I used the story with my daughter and she really enjoyed it. It led to a very interesting conversation about the word “patience” and how that might apply to us! "
Mum of 3
"While these books will help every parent handle those significant moments in a child's life with sensitivity, they are never preachy: they are entertaining, beautifully written and engaging."
CEO, Australian Society of Authors