The Story of Me is the first book in a series by Stan and Brenna Jones called God’s Design for Sex. This book for ages 3 to 5, with lovingly written dialogue and soft, appealing illustrations, explains how life is created and how babies are born as a young boy asks his parents to tell him the story about when he was born.
Laying a foundation of information, The Story of Me explains:
- God’s love and the goodness of all He has made
- the nurturing family as God’s context for love
- why God wants each baby to have both a mommy and a daddy
- pregnancy as God’s way to care for a baby until birth
- the specialness of being made a boy or a girl
- proper names for private body parts
If you’re like me, talking to my children about sex isn’t easy – especially at such young ages! I want to begin giving them knowledge now, without overwhelming them with too much or overprotecting them and giving them too little. The Story of Me has been a great tool for broaching this subject.
If you’re not like me and you’re more comfortable with it, this book is still a great tool. The pictures are sweet and soft, the story is told from the parents to the child in a loving manner. The questions posed are asked the way children would ask them, making it relevant for their ages.
I haven’t read the next book yet, Before I Was Born (ages 5-8), but I have the whole series here already, waiting for their turn to educate and enlighten.
The thing I like most about this series is that is presented from a biblical point of view. It isn’t just biology. It isn’t just theology. It is both together, which I think is an important balance, necessary for preparing my children for the difficult decisions they will have to make when they get older.
- You can find this series at Amazon.