NEW COOKING MAMA TITLE HELPS TEACH RESPONSIBILITY OF SISTERHOOD
Cooking Mama World: Babysitting Mama for Nintendo WiiTM is the first videogame to be released with a plush doll accessory to allow young fans of the eponymous ‘Mama’ to prepare for the responsibility of being a bit sister!
“There is a wide range of products available to help parents in their aim to prevent sibling rivalry: Babysitting Mama, books, dolls and games can all have a useful role in the preparation for a new arrival by encouraging kids to ‘copy mum’ and help siblings understand the needs and demands of a new baby,” commented Dr Amanda Gummer, psychologist and founder of research consultancy FUNdamentals. On the subject of sibling rivalry, Dr Gummer has highlighted the need for preparing children for the introduction of a new arrival in order to negate feelings of jealousy and other problems longer term. “Prevention is better than cure and parents can do a lot to help prepare older children for the arrival of a new sibling in a non-threatening, fun way.”