Becoming a big brother is an exciting and sometimes scary time for a child. The fear of the unknown can be daunting to a small boy. He doesn’t know what to expect or what it will mean for him. Even if he’s excited, he’ll probably have some anxiety that he doesn’t know how to express. Helping him find a way to communicate his feelings will make the changes much easier. Picture books are a great way to help explain what’s ahead. Even if he can’t express his feelings through words, the pictures can help make him more comfortable.
I’m a Big Brother is the story of a little boy whose family has just brought home his baby brother. It helps explain the trials and tribulations of what’s ahead. The story shows the older brother helping with the baby and being a role model for him. He has an opportunity to help feed, care for, and play with the baby. It’s a good way to teach a child that he isn’t going to lose his place in the family. It helps teach him how important his role is and what it’s like to have a baby around.
I’m a Big Brother is also great for parents. Not only does it offer a visual way to explain the changes to a child, but it offers tips and advice for parents as well. It’s hard to know just what to say and do when transitioning a new baby into the family, and this choice can help.
Author Joanna Cole is a master at taking children’s milestones and turning them into relatable stories. The books she writes help kids understand the changes in their lives and make sense of them. Her books are a good aid for parents trying to communicate life lessons to their kids.
This story is the counterpart to I’m a Big Sister.
The books are identical in their stories but are customized to either male or female readers. The situations are the same, but the themes are traditional boy- or girl-centric.
This is a great book for any child that is about to become a big brother.