My Body Belongs to Me from My Head to My Toes by Dagmar GeislerMy Body Belongs to Me from My Head to My Toes by Dagmar Geisler

My Body Belongs to Me from My Head to My Toes

IllustratorDagmar GeislerContribution byDagmar International Center for Assault Prevention

Picture Books | January 7, 2014

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As a child, there are constantly people trying to pick you up, hug you, or tickle you. Sometimes, though, children fall victims to people who try to touch them inappropriately. But how do you tell someone, most likely an adult, that you don’t want to be touched? Or, if it has already happened, how do you tell an adult you trust about what happened? You’re only a child, and they’re the adults. Why would they believe you?

My Body Belongs to Me from My Head to My Toes is an educational tool to help instill confidence in children when it comes to their bodies. The narrative of the story is led by a girl named Clara, who encourages kids to say “no” if they are uncomfortable with physical contact. The narrator gives readers tips about what they can say or do to avoid unwanted physical contact, or how to tell the right people in the event it has already occurred. My Body Belongs to Me from My Head to My Toes is an invaluable resource that gives children a voice in uncomfortable situations.
The International Center for Assault Prevention (ICAP) is a thirty-year-old international prevention program that works with and trains children, parents, and teachers to prevent peer assault, stranger abduction, and known adult assault. ICAP aims to reduce a child or young person’s vulnerability to verbal, physical, and sexual assau...
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Title:My Body Belongs to Me from My Head to My ToesFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:36 pages, 10.5 × 8.5 × 0.5 inPublished:January 7, 2014Publisher:Sky Pony PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1626363455

ISBN - 13:9781626363458

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful approach to a very important, and difficult subject I wish all parents, guardians, educators, childcare providers owned, or at least would read this book to anyone in their care. The little girl narrator and the illustrations do a great job of explaining about "bad touch" in ways that are understandable for young children, but not condescending or embarrassing. I especially recommend this if you have young children and are in a provide where the sex education programs are threatened. It's important that children learn about their bodies in age appropriate ways, and are empowered from a young age to feel that they can say NO anytime they are uncomfortable being touched, and at the same time feel comfortable telling an adult they trust about it. If we wait until puberty, it could be too late.
Date published: 2018-07-08