This post was written by the Experimental Mommy. A sample was received to facilitate this review, however all opinions remain 100% mine.
I swear I just had two little babies in my house not that long ago. I blinked and now I have two daughters who are growing up faster than I would like to admit. But at ages 6 and 9, I have two very curious girls on my hands. Up until now, I have been able to handle most questions that come my way, but recently the dreaded, “Mom, Where do babies come from?” has surfaced.
<insert blank stare here>
As a scientist, I am no stranger to research so I started looking for age appropriate ways to have this discussion with my girls. I received the book, The Baby Tree by Sophie Blackall to review and thought it would be a great way to break the ice. About the book:
Sooner or later, every child will ask, Where do babies come from? Answering this question has never been this easy or entertaining! Join a curious little boy who asks everyone from his babysitter to the mailman, getting all sorts of funny answers along the way, before his parents gently set him straight.
The cute official book trailer shows a bit more of the book and offers a funny perspective from kids. I just love the answers these kids come up with!
I sat with my 6 year old to read the beautifully illustrated book and took some time to answer her questions. Here’s a few highlights:
I think “The Baby Tree” is a great way to open the “Where do babies come from?” discussion with your 5-8 year olds. It was fun and playful but gave truthful facts at the end of the book. You can find The Baby Tree on Amazon in both hardcover and for your Kindle.