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Book Review: Robobabies

A Book called Robo-babies which has an orange cover and a blue round headed robot on the front, looking lovingly at a small baby robot. It's a celebration of family diversity.

Robobabies is designed to help young children think about the way families are made. Some robots can’t make a family on their own and some robobabies don’t have a Mum or Dad. Fortunately, some smart robots know many different ways to make robobabies. There are many kind robots who are looking for robobabies to give them a home. The most important thing in any family, is love.

It’s a great book to help children understand what makes a family and shows that there isn’t one perfect way for that to happen. It teaches self acceptance and empathy.

It’s an important book to help children to see families that look a bit like theirs, helping them to feel seen and validated. And an introduction to all children to the idea that all families are different.

This book relates to kids in the UK because of the huge diversity amongst families.  This is a story for all those in adoptive families, blended families, children born through IVF, surrogate and fostered.

For young kids who feel their family is different, this is a reassuring story.

And it’s a story for those who see one family type as normal. This teaches them to look beyond their own life and expect diversity.

What can kids learn from the book, how can teachers teach from the book?

It is important for all children to understand how families come togerth and are made.

For teachers it is a great introduction to encourage exploration of the topic of families.

It is a gentle inclusive books that make everybody feel seen.

Who will see themselves in this story and feel better understood?

Both parents and children will see themselves in this story and feel better understood because they can see in a book that love is what makes a family.


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