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Everyone's got a bottom is a gentle book about children keeping safe, written in a style that is fun and positive. It tells the story of Ben and his brother and sister learning and talking about bodies. It is a tool for parents to start a conversation with children about self-protection.
This book is a collaboration between True Relationships and Reproductive Health, writer Tess Rowley, illustrator Jodi Edwards and experts from the early childhood and child protection sectors. True educators who work with children everyday contributed valuable insights.
Everyone's got a bottom was the winner of the 2007 Child Protection Week Award for an Education Initiative.
A recommended resource for the Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum.
Author: Tess Rowley
For ages: 3 to 8
It is so important that as parents we educate and help our children develop skills to keep themselves safe. Everyone's got a bottom teaches children the real names for body parts, about safe secrets, boundaries, touch and about networks. It encourages them to talk when they feel hurt or unsafe.
There is a little rhyme that is repeated throughout the book to reinforce a message to children that only they can touch and see their private parts, not others.
I love the cute illustrations and the large print. It is a story about three siblings, Ben, Jack and Emma (who is a baby). They talk about kisses, hugs, body parts, having a shower, looking after yourself and rules. This book is a must-have for every parent.
For ages 3 to 8.