We're Having a Baby
Illustrated by Marion CocklicoAges 2 to 5
The Big Steps series is designed to help little ones cope with everyday experiences in their little lives. In We're Having a Baby, Nancy is going to be a big sister. Her family help her prepare for the new baby.
See Grandma and Grandpa come to look after her when Mummy and Daddy go to hospital, then watch as she welcomes her new brother home in this sweet and very practical novelty book with flaps and mechanisms. Each page has really helpful tips for parents and carers that are endorsed by The Good Play Guide and leading Early Years Consultant, Dr Amanda Gummer. With delightful illustrations from Marion Cocklico, We're Having a Baby is the perfect story book to share and reassure every little person about to have a sibling.
The Big Steps series has been endorsed and recommended by Dr Amanda Gummer's Good Toy Guide.
For more toddler tips read I'm Starting Nursery, I'm Not Sleepy and No More Nappies: A potty-training guide
The Big Steps books are a great way of introducing children to different life skills and building their confidence and familiarity with doing them. Watching characters their own age experience different things goes a long way in letting children know that they are normal, healthy and not scary. The children enjoyed pointing to the different pictures, opening flaps and naming objects, which is fantastic for helping to build their vocabulary and prepare them for learning to read. The book is also sturdy enough for enthusiastic hands. Our testers found the little tips at the bottom of the page useful and in one case, they helped to transform a reluctant dresser into someone who is happy to get dressed most mornings!
Dr Amanda Gummer, Dr Gummer's Good Play Guide