We used the Birth of a Sibling module to tell my 3 year old about my pregnancy. We ended up using it before we were ready to share the news, so we asked questions like, “how would you feel if there were a new baby?” and “how would you be a helper if there were a new baby?”
The content was clear, varied and easy to follow. It had solid learning pearls for both of us. It stimulated thoughtful questions from her, and helped me feel equipped to answer in an accurate and age-appropriate way.
When it came time to share our news with her, her thrilled response was “I’m going to be a big sister! I’m going to be a helper by playing quietly and reading while the baby is sleeping!” You can’t ask for more than that!
We look forward to revisiting the module as my due date approaches, as well as after the birth. I am so grateful to have this easily accessible, research-based set of resources to guide me through this important time.