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.
TRAINING WHEELS: HOW DID I GET HERE? By Chris E. Barrett and Sally B. Hunter, Ph.D.
Five-year-old Miles gets a new bike from his friend, Mike, for his birthday. Miles’ parents explain to their son that he was born as a result of Mike’s parents generously donating their remaining embryos. Written by the NEDC’s Digital Media Manager with a professor of psychology, this is an accessible story for young children with fun, colorful illustrations.