Becoming an older sibling can be a challenge for most kids. It can be difficult to understand the changes in relationships when a new baby joins the family.
Books are a great way help toddlers and preschoolers to understand and prepare themselves for this change.
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Interestingly enough, these books have been really helping recently as well. Now that my second son is a year old, I feel like we’ve encountered some new challenges to my boys’ relationship with each other and with us.
Until recently, our second son has been the “baby”. But now that he can walk and is starting to talk, my boys have been starting to fight over toys and being possessive over me as well.
Reading through some of these books with my older son recently, has been helping him understand what brothers are–what a brothers’ relationship is like, what brothers can do together, etc.
Here are some picture books on becoming an older sibling: for toddlers and preschoolers.
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This book addresses the change in relationship with a younger brother. A baby brother grows older and can be a friend too!
Siblings stick together when trouble comes their way.
A big brother can do lots of things to help out.
A big sister can do lots of things to help with the baby.
Splat gets a practice run at being an older brother.
Bobo, the dog, has to learn to live with a new baby in the house.
A special baby learns to live with a new special baby.
An interactive lift-the-flap book about a little girl waiting for her younger sibling to be born.
All the fun things brothers can do with each other.
All the fun things sister can do with each other.
A little girl who looks forward to meeting the new baby, and learn what it’s really like to be a big sister.
Little Dragon isn’t so sure about having a new baby join the family. The egg hatches and there is a surprise!
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