Books to prepare for the arrival of a little brother: 10 books and fairy tales to read to the firstborn to help him accept the arrival of his little brother
Books to prepare for the arrival of a little brother
The arrival of a little brother is a particular and complex moment in the life of the firstborn. The fear of seeing oneself in someone ousted from his role as only child and central point of the family can cause jealousy, childhood regressions, tantrums, and emotional difficulties. It is true that children are extremely resilient and quickly get used to new things, but it is undeniable that becoming an older brother is a complicated experience to manage, and with it all the load of emotions that are unleashed. How can we help our firstborn to experience the arrival of a little brother in a peaceful way? Today we try to offer you 10 books to prepare for the arrival of a little brother and that can help parents manage this delicate moment. We picked the titles on Amazon, selecting the best-selling ones and those that received the best reviews from customers. We remind you that members of the Amazon Prime program receive the product at home the day after purchase and do not pay for shipping. Signing up for Prime is simple: just go to the page, activate the free trial and then renew for € 3.99 per month
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Books for children
Let’s start immediately with some illustrated books that tell delicate stories dedicated to older siblings: the protagonists are characters in which the eldest child can easily identify with.
A little brother is on the way
Little Owl’s mum has laid a beautiful egg, but he is not at all happy with it. Think that mom doesn’t need a new owl: she already has him! But what if there was a penguin inside the egg? Or a crocodile? Or a dragon? A tender story that warms the heart, for all the little creatures waiting to hug a little brother or a little sister. Age of reading: from 3 years.
PRO: colorful images, rich in detail and of great impact. The story helps the siblings understand that another little one like him can be a great treasure.
VERSUS: there are no particular criticisms.
Lupetto becomes older brother. Wolf friend.
The tender and mischievous stories of Lupetto. Lupetto’s parents have great news: he will soon become an older brother! But Lupetto is worried: this puppy will take away the love of mom and dad? Age of reading: from 3 years
Alice and her little brother in the belly
Alice’s mother is expecting a baby. Alice is very happy to become an older sister. Every night she tells her little brother what the world is like outside the belly. And the little brother answers her with their special language …
When a little brother arrives. Ediz. illustrated
Simplicity, clarity and a pinch of humor: these are the tools that allow Nicoletta Costa to find the right drawings and words to talk to children about a difficult topic such as that of emotions and feelings. Age of reading: from 3 years.
A little brother or a little sister for Tommy
Tommi will become older brother! And now? He doesn’t know anything about little brothers and sisters. What will the baby do inside the belly? Will he hear the voices, the sounds? Will he be bored? Tommi has so many questions to ask, mom and dad have so many answers for him. Age of reading: from 3 years.
Books for older sisters
What to read to the firstborn who are about to welcome a little brother or sister? Here are some suggestions.
What’s in mom’s belly? Tea
Tea is six years old, a family that loves her, a cat and many friends. She likes to go to school, but she doesn’t like math. He prefers to go to judo and to the park to play. Like any child of her age, she looks around with curious eyes and finds herself experiencing many adventures every day, trying to answer the little big questions that life puts before her. For example, what’s in mom’s belly? It gets bigger every day, what will it contain? Tea asks a few questions, but in the end she is a little confused. Let’s just hope, “this here who’s about to come”, doesn’t steal her mom and dad. Age of reading: from 4 years.
PRO: Tea booklets are always great for helping children interpret and deal with doubts, questions and fears. In this case Tea will discover that within herself she has the strength to experience this change. The story is written in simple, age-appropriate words.
VERSUS: no one expresses particular criticisms.