Henry Helps with the Baby by Beth Bracken
Illustrated by: Ailie Busby
Genre: Children’s Board Book: New Baby
Pages: 20 Board Book 7×7
Date Published: February 2012
Publisher: Picture Window Books, an imprint of Capstone
Henry is a good helper! He can even help with his new baby sister. Part of the Henry Helps series. Ages 2-4. Board book format.
Research shows that children’s help with common chores is the number one predictor for their success. Repetition and routine are important in the development of 3-and 4-year olds.
Read on December 13, 2011
This is a fabulous book and I would love to have a copy to read over and over again with my toddler as she is learning everyday how to be a good big sister. Sometimes I see a bit of the jealous as she is uncertain of her new role and trying to figure out how we all fit in. We try very hard to make sure she gets the praise when she helps out and show her how important being a helper and big sister really is for her. Sometimes it is easy to get carried away ohhing and ahhing and it’s great to have books like this that help reinforce how important she is to the family as a whole.
This is a great resource and I really cannot wait to see a real copy. I read this via NetGalley as an ecopy on loan through ADE.
Beth Bracken is a children’s book editor. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband, Steve, their son, Sam, and their dog, Harry, a Jack Russell terrier who thinks he’s a lion. When she’s not reading, writing, or editing books, Beth spends most of her time knitting endlessly while watching reruns of old TV shows and drinking lots of tea.
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