Can anybody recommend a good book for 5- to 8-year-olds that explains the basics of human reproduction?
I have a 7yo son and an almost-5yo daughter. DS is a good reader; DD is an emergent reader (so would need me to read to her). They both understand that babies grow in mamas' bellies and how they get out and that breastfeeding is the normal way for babies to eat.
What I'm trying to prepare for is the inevitable question: "But how does the baby get IN there??"
I'll do my best to explain it myself, of course, but would love to have a really great book on hand too. My kids both adore books and will go back to them again and again, thinking about stuff and drawing more and more ideas from them.
TIA for any titles you can pass along!
C.- WOHM, CPST Instructor, and all around busy Mama to A.- 02/04, I. 01/07,E. 09/10 and
expecting the surprise of our lives Fall 2012!
Looks like this, too, might be good for my younger one. Anyone read it?
SAHM to one moody son J (06-27-03), one super-girly daughter M (02-23-06) and welcome Sophie! (05-23-10) expecting fourth in July
I actually need to get the next one up the line, as ds is 9 and we need to start talk about puberty. I am soooo not ready for puberty!
"It's Not the Stork" is a great book. It's recommended for ages 4-7, I believe. "It's So Amazing" is the next one in line and I believe that one is ages 7-9 or so. After that comes "It's Perfectly Normal".
I'm so glad I didn't wait to have a big conversation with my girls when they were in the throes of pre-adolescence and starting to get embarrassed about every little thing. I think I read "It's Not The Stork" to my girls when my older dd was 5 and dd2 was 2!
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I come from a family that said NOT A WORD about sexuality. Nobody left any helpful books lying around either. Let's just say I'm determined to handle this topic differently.