For generations, welcoming a new sibling into the family has proven to be one of the most exciting, yet challenging, transitions parents face. To help the whole family have a wonderful transition welcoming your new bundle of joy we have created this product.
Target Age: 1-7 years
* Ready to Decorate Big Sister Poster
* What Does The Baby Look Like? Activity (3 versions)
* Interview Questions - new and improved
* Preparing Your Child for the Arrival of a New Little One (Detailed checklist and description for: during pregnancy, at the hospital, and once the baby arrives home)
* “Shhhhh! Our Baby is Sleeping” Nursery Sign
* High Five Certificate
”I Am a Great Big Sister" hippo reward chart.
This chart is designed to help big siblings embrace their new role as a caring older sibling. It is a simple, fun, and interactive way to not only help them to feel valued, but also to encourage positive behavior right from the beginning. Simply laminate and add Velcro. When the older child displays the target behavior (being a supportive big sister), she will earn a token to attach to the chart. The tokens start off on the back of the chart and are simply moved to the front as they are earned. Once all 5 tokens are earned, the child receives a star! Most importantly, the chart focuses the attention on the older sibling.
Description (including directions):
Get your child ready for the adventure of a lifetime...bringing home a new baby (or babies). Being prepared is essential to the overall happiness of your family during this important time in everyone's lives. As exciting as the arrival of a new baby is, it can also be scary and overwhelming for young children who may worry about being displaced. Minimize sibling rivalry toward a newborn from the start by preparing the older sibling with this entertaining and informative packet. Remember you and your partner’s excitement about the pregnancy, the baby, and the older sibling’s new role as a big brother is contagious.
Excited2Learn’s Sibling Packet encourages your children to explore their feelings about the arrival of a new baby, while being enthusiastic and realistic about the changes that will take place. The sibling packet is designed to help siblings feel empowered by their new role as big sisters. The packet includes special keepsakes to celebrate the older children’s new role. These activities and products are designed to reassure siblings that they are still important, special and loved. We want to help you make this wonderful transition time as joyful as possible!
Recognizing the value of providing families with such tools, one of Boston's top birthing hospitals, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, features our welcome sibling packets in their Sibling Class curriculum.
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This product is for your own personal use. You may print, copy and change it for use in your own classroom or home. If you think a colleague or friend would like it, please send them to my TPT page. Copying or changing and using for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden without written permission from Excited2Learn. Copying any of this product and placing on the internet in any form is strictly forbidden and will be in violation of the digital Millennium copyright Act (DMCA).