Series: Learning about Sex (Book 2)
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Concordia Publishing House; Revised edition (June 1998)
Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #805,420 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #63 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Sexuality #94 in Books > Parenting & Relationships > Family Health #602 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > New Baby
Age Range: 6 and up
Grade Level: 1 and up
I was looking for a book for my 8-year-old that was to the point, descriptive (but in good taste), and informative about where babies come from. Not only did this book fit the bill, but it is also written with a God-based text which I really appreciated.There is a storyline with a 7-year-old asking questions of her mother and father and it covers topics such as: physical differences between men and women with anatomical names, how married people show their love for each other, how fertilization occurs, how women and men help in raising children. It also briefly touches on adoption, breastfeeding, and other related topics.An excellent choice for opening up the lines of communication on this sensitive subject with your children!
We are a Christian family, and I read through this entire book before I am going to read it to my daughters later this week. I found it very delicate and appropriate for addressing the topic of how a sp*rm reaches an egg (not sure if censors), but still factual. In fact, it is not until you are about 2/3 into the book that it discusses this. It has a story-line approach, and you read about a family with a 7 year old daughter that has some questions. Uses correct terminology and some Bible verses. Lovely book, I highly recommend. About 2/3 thru, there is a full frontal naked drawing of a man and full frontal naked drawing of a woman. I don't see how anyone who has a normal, healthy parent/child relationship would have a problem with this book. It is definitely Christian based and discusses marriage as between a man and woman. Great explanations and it will open up some dialogue between you and your daughter/s.
I was looking for a way to share this sensitive information with my daughter. I looked at another series but, felt that too much information was being disclosed at too young an age. My daughter loved the time that we spent reading this book and she is looking forward to reading the additional books in the series. This book gives just the right amount of information that I am comfortable sharing with her at her age.Incidentally, my mother purchased the original first two books in the series published back in the 60's. I wanted a more updated version and that is why I bought these. They are just what I was looking for.
Using this book in our family provided the development of an excellent foundation to develop trust with our children. Children are aware of the special nature of parents reading stories to kids. Many parents and guardians find this a difficult subject to talk freely about. Using the story telling approach neutralises any apprehensions parents or children may have. Ruth has used questioning from the children to their parents on different things and this encourages children to ask questions. The environment of story reading and the ease at which questions arise and are answered by parents is brilliant. God's involvement in the process lets children know how special they are.Congratulations Ruth
This book takes an approach of telling a story of a young girl,learning about different types of families and then her own family changes when her parents are expecting a new baby. I like the Christian standpoint, which is what I want, but it fails to explain sex in a detailed enough way to make sense to an older child (9 years). At 9 many kids already know that a baby grows in mom's tummy but many want to know how it got there, which is exactly what my daughter wanted to know and what I needed help in telling her...but not going into too much detail. The book basically says that a mom and dad's bodies "fit" together a certain way and that is how the egg and sperm come together and a baby is made. Then it goes into detail about the baby's development. My daughter then asked "but how?" about how the bodies "fit" together? and I knew that there was not enough detail about the actual deed. I am not looking for anything with too much detail since she's still so young, but just a little more..somewhere in the middle. I think this book would be more appropriate for the younger kids in the age range...not for a tween.
My daughter loved this book and she wasn't embarassed by it at all. I felt it was time to start explaining things to my 8 1/2 year old daughter. With all the talk of "sex" on television, I knew she was getting curious as to what "having sex" meant. This book dealt with the issuse in a very kid friendly narrative. It's not factual, but a great story with words, pronunciation, and careful explainations. There's no good way of getting around explaining the "sex act", but this book handles he subject in a delicate, but clear way.The OTHER book that I bought, "Before I Was Born", by Carolyn Nystrom, in my opinion was WAAAAAY too descriptive for 5 to 8 year old. It, in so many words, decribes an orgasm! "Body parts fitting inside others, semen flowing inside of her and bodies feeling good all over." It sounds graphic and I paraphrased!!! That is just unnecessary for a parent who desires to teach the basics of sexuality to a young child. This is more for an older pre-teen.I would definitely recommend "Where Do Babies Come From?"
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