Jumbo-sized family fun in a journal - 70 exciting activities for new big siblings ages 2 to 10
There’s big news . . . You’re going to be a big sister or a big brother! Welcome to the Family!: A Celebratory Journal for a New Big Sister or Brother is here to help a big sibling-to-be get creative and make big plans as they welcome a new baby. They can play games, write, draw, and color to express their feelings. There are even fun ideas to get the rest of the family involved, too.
A budding big sister or big brother can start by writing down special details about themselves and their family. When the baby arrives, they’ll find ways to learn about their new family member—discover their favorite things, sing songs, and imagine future adventures. There’s even space to write notes for their new sibling to read when they’re older!
Welcome to the Family!: A Celebratory Journal for a New Big Sister or Brother includes:
Tons of ways to play—Take quizzes, color the pictures, fill-in-the-blanks, or learn more about relatives with fun interview questions.
For every family—Discover lots of ideas that any kind of family can use to make memories and share joy during this super special time.
For littler big sibs, too—A younger big sister or big brother can get help from parents with plenty of tips for making activities simpler.
Exciting activities and games await every brand-new big sister or brother in Welcome to the Family!
About the Author
SCARLET PAOLICCHI is the founder of Family Focus Blog, where she has shares all things family related, from parenting advice and family dinner recipes to eco-living and family travel tips. She is wife to her college sweetheart and mother to their two wonderful children. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
“What a cute way to introduce a new sibling [that's] coming soon. I love that the journal encourages kids to write down their feelings and gives them a way to feel included in this new phase of life.” —Melissa Garcia, ConsumerQueen.com
“Such a thoughtful gift for any soon-to-be big brother or sister, that's sure to be treasured always. If only I had this when I was bringing home my babies.” —Kristen Chase, CEO/Publisher, CoolMomPicks.com
“I can’t think of a better book for a soon-to-be big brother or big sister. This journal is a wonderful way for a child to prepare for the complex experience of welcoming a younger sibling into the family. I only wish I’d been able to give my first daughter a copy of Welcome to the Family before she became a big sister.” — Susan Carraretto of 5minutesformom.com
“Welcome to the Family! is the journal I wish I had for my first daughter when I was pregnant with my second. This lovely, colorful keepsake inspires creativity and issues gentle prompts to help kids connect to different emotions and the reality of the upcoming changing family dynamic as they anticipate—then experience—the arrival of a new sibling. As I read through the prompts I repeatedly found myself wishing I knew what my older daughter would have written about her sibling!” —Christine Koh, Author of Minimalist Parenting and Co-Host of the Edit Your Life Podcast