Dropping your child off at daycare or with the babysitter for the first time can be torture for a new mom, but it can also be a really scary experience for your child too. Talking about it can help but sometimes kids need to “experience” something on their own level.
Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney is a fantastic book for helping your child not only understand what may happen during their day at nursery school, but also helping them identify the feelings they have about leaving mom and being in a new place. As with all her Llama Llama books, Dewdney’s drawings of the cute little Llama convey so many feelings through his facial expressions. Kids instantly relate to him. The rhythmical, rhyming tale and bright colors draw children in as they are swept away by Llama’s story of his new school and the realization that it’s ok to have fun at school because Mama always comes back.
If you’re looking for a great way to connect with your child and ease his/her separation anxiety, this is the perfect book!
Llama Llama Misses Mama is copyright by Anna Dewdney in 2009 and is published by Viking, a division of Penguin Group.
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