Why, yes, we do have twins on our mind–mainly because we’re missing out on the Twins Festival which runs this weekend in Twinsburg, Ohio. It’s a fine place to celebrate seeing double. It’s also a good opporunity to celebrate twins as wonderful and exciting additions to any family. There are definitely some unique situations that may arise with the introduction of twins into a family! If you have young twins in your life–or know of an expectant mother with twins–we have some book selections that are sure to bring smiles, as well as help older siblings to make an easier transition to having two new babies in the house.
This is an insightful book from a series written by a girl who is the wise age of 14 years. She wrote from her own experience, as a three year old, of anticipating the birth of twins in her family and working with her parents to overcome some fears and questions. This is a fantastic book to read to your child, if you are expecting twins or are the new parent of twins. Paris addresses issues ranging from the fear that the twins will take her toys, to her mother being on bedrest. It’s very entertaining, as well as helping younger children see the delight in twins coming into the family. There is a Kindle edition also available through Amazon. Recommended for ages 3 months to 10 years.
Here’s one of the many installments from the “Mr. Men” book series by the late Roger Hargreaves. It’s the story of two twin girls, both named Little Miss Twin, and their adventures in the town of Twotown. The story has a fun play on everything in twos, so it’s a read for little children that is sure to bring giggles and inspire searches for twos in their own life. Recommended for ages 5 years and up.
This adorable book is full of rhymes to describe the growth from baby to toddler twins. The sing-song style of writing makes it a very fun and easy read for younger children. You follow the twins from being newborn babies, to learning to crawl, walk, talk and find ways to play as a toddler. It puts a smile on your face to see just how much fun twins are to have around. Recommended for ages 2 years and up.
Here’s a collection of illustrations and poems about all sorts and varieties of twins. There are twins who look alike, and those who don’t look alike at all. There is a selection that deals with twins who do look alike, and have grown tired of being that way. Other twins who don’t look alike have their own selection in this book that talk about how different they are, yet they are still called “twins”. Yet another selection speaks of how, although some may look identical, they are still each an individual and how to embrace that. What is really fun is the section that talks about famous twins! This is a beautiful and very enjoyable book to share with the twins in your life, or as a gift to someone expecting their own double bundle of joys. Recommended for ages 4 to 8 years.