I have a little brother, but we’ve never been particularly close. Our relationship isn’t a bad one….it just isn’t the storybook best friendship I see in so many other families. I’ll admit I’ve always been jealous of friends who are able to pick up the phone to call that sister or brother with the best or worst of news….who vacation together, who are more ‘friends’ than brother and sister.
My yearning to have that relationship has, in part, fueled how I’ve been raising my small people to be good to each other.
Family folklore in my home has me struggling as a two year old to accept a new baby brother….but I was determined as a new mother to encourage a bond between big sister and little brother.
I’m talking all about it over on SheKnows today – the tips, tricks, good books and animated characters (like that fabulous monkey Curious George !) that I have used to encourage my small people to play, to like each other, to explore together, to laugh and have fun.
It is amazing what reading, playing and laughing together can do.
All nine seasons of Curious George – that’s 108 episodes – are now streaming exclusively on Hulu. You can also find the animated film Curious George 2: Follow that Monkey. Like all kid’s programming on Hulu, Curious George streams commercial free.