“The Moment You Were Born: A Story for You and Your Premature Baby” by Sandra Lane and Brenda Miles

“The Moment You Were Born: A Story For You and Your Premature Baby” is a story about a mother and a premature baby. This book is suitable for older children.

Book Title: The Moment You Were Born: A Story For You and Your Premature Baby

Author: Sandra Lane and Brenda Miles

Central Topic/Theme: Family

Summary

Mom was excited to have her baby but the baby came out early. Find out what the mother did before she was able to hold her premature baby.

Questions to ask

  1. What do you mean by “premature”?
  2. Was the mom able to hold her baby right away after giving birth? Why?
  3. What did the mother do before she was able to hold her baby?
  4. When you were a baby, how did your parents take care of you?
  5. What message would you like to tell the “baby” in the book?

Extension activities

  • Family Picture Frame. Encourage children to bring a family picture. Let them create a frame for their family picture. Display the pictures.
  • Draw your family. Using various art media, allow children to draw their family.
  • Sing “Finger Family”. Introduce the song “Finger Family” to the children and let them sing the song while doing the actions.

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