An illustrated storybook can pave the way to explaining tough topics, like assisted reproduction, to young children. Read the books during story time, or peruse them for conversation openers and suggested language.
THE PEA THAT WAS ME: AN EGG DONATION STORY
By Kimberly Kluger Bell
This first-person narrative uses simple but correct language (“sperm,” “egg”) and reinforces the idea that the child was planned for and loved.