A simple and gentle introduction to body safety for children.
Author: Mellita Rose | ISBN: 9780995374003 | For ages: 4 to 8
Within the therapy team at the Autism Association of WA, we have appreciated and valued the 'My Body Your Body' book developed by Mellita. We have a number of copies of the book which are used within our team and we believe it can be used as a valuable tool in supporting individuals with Autism to better understand their bodies, build knowledge about personal safety, and provide strategies to encourage protective behaviours and safe practices. The language used in the book along with the illustrations provide great supports for learning these concepts and also provide an enjoyable read or children who may be undertaking some learning in this area.
My Body Your Body by Melita Rose is a sweet, simple, large format picture story book for younger children. The illustrations are appealing, and the text is easy to understand and clearly outlines body safety strategies for children. Little readers (and listeners) will have a clear idea of the names for their private body areas; and the rules and expectations around body boundaries, consent and privacy. I would recommend this book for families, early-learning providers and anyone wanting a simple and gentle introduction to protective behaviours education for the little children in their lives. Margie Buttriss - HUSHeducation and Protective Behaviours Victoria.
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