Who needs a new baby? Not Michael! As his parents help him understand what it means to be a big brother, however, Michael begins to look forward to baby Daniel's arrival. Young readers will realize the positive aspects of having a younger sibling, and parents will get smart ideas to prepare their child for a new family member.
Helping Hand Books: Ashley Learns About Strangers Sarah, Duchess of York; illustrated by Ian Cunliffe Hard
A crowded store, a distracted parent, and a bored child who wanders off: that's what happens when Ashley and her mom go shopping. Suddenly, Ashley realizes she's all alone-but a friendly security guard soon reunites mother and daughter. Children will learn what to do if they are lost and simple rules to follow to stay safe, while parents get hints on warning their children about “stranger danger.”
Helping Hand Books: Emily's First Day of School Sarah, Duchess of York; illustrated by Ian Cunliffe Hard
What a big day: Emily's going to school for the first time-and she's a little nervous. Soon, though, Emily meets new friends, and learns that school can be fun. Children will see exactly what to expect on their first day, and parents will find out how to prepare their child for this important transition.
Helping Hand Books: Matthew and the Bullies Sarah, Duchess of York; illustrated by Ian Cunliffe Hard
Matthew dreads school, all because of two big bullies. He tries to handle the problem on his own, but things just get worse-until he, his mother, and his teacher work together to make things right. Kids in the same situation as Matthew will find comfort in knowing they can turn to adults for help, and parents and teachers will acquire valuable strategies for stopping bullies.
The Helping Hand Books are a great way for not only little ones to learn more about things they may experience, but also for parents to get ideas on how to cope with such experiences.
All of the books discussed subjects that many children, as well as parents, may have questions about, and I thought they all provided helpful hints on how to approach such subjects.
Michael and His New Baby Brother was a book that really came in handy, since we are welcoming a new baby soon. I liked the idea of having not only the older sibling give a present to the new baby, but the new baby giving a present to his big brother too!
The Helping Hand Books really do give a helping hand when it comes to discussing a variety of subjects!
Shop: You can purchase Helping Hand Books at various retailers online and nationwide (SRP $7.95).
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Gem is a Hawaii Mom Blogger who posts reviews and giveaways, and blogs about life in Hawaii as a mom of 3 boys, including one with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She loves to travel, bake, and eat anything with chocolate.