My little girl has started asking where is her Daddy. I think it would be good to read her some children’s books with just a Mummy. Does anyone know of any books they recommend? I was thinking of ones for little ones like animals with just one parent to normalise the situation for her.
How about emotion cards? There is a beautiful little book all three of mine love and they are still very small, it’s called The Soul Bird by Michal Snunit. It’s describes the soul and how feelings work in a simplified way, great way to open up the dialogue between you both. Sometimes we do a children’s version of Angel Cards with a candle at bedtime. Xxx
Thanks, I will try that book. She’s only 3 but it’s never too young to start talking about feelings and that book looks good for me too.
I have been reading Owl Babies to her by Martin Waddell for quite a while and find that a good one to help explain Mum has to go out to work.
I have just ordered The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown from WH Smith. It was recommended for single Mums online and is about when they start wanting independence Mummy will always be there.
I asked at the library and the one they had in was The Great Big book of families by Mary Hoffman. It covers lots of different families not just single Mums, also alternative lifestyles, some families are poor, touches on different religions. She may be too young for that one yet. I have ordered a couple more from the library, so will let you know what I think of them.
I’m really surprised there aren’t more readily available though for single parents.
I got that book The Soul Bird from Waterstones and she loves it! Great to get her talking about her feelings so young. My friend also recommended the Guess How Much I love you book by Sam McBratney which could be about a single parent rabbit and looks so cute so I might get her that for Easter!