Weekly Trip to the Library
Subscribers to Be the Best Nanny Monthly Guide http://www.bestnannynewsletter.com/ often comment that their favorite column in the nanny newsletter is "Weekly Trip to the Library." Due to the popularity of the column we hope to include reviews of your favorite children's, parenting, and nanny books each Saturday on this blog. Please feel free to email us your favorite book reviews to Stephanie@bestnannynewsletter.com.
Listed below are some children's books on the topic of privacy we have been discussing on the blog for the last two-weeks.
It's My Body: A Book to Teach Young Children How to Resist Uncomfortable Touch
By Lory Freeman
Ages: 3 to 8
Publisher: Parenting Pr., Inc. Pub., January 1982
Preschool children can learn safe boundaries, how to distinguish between "good" and "bad" touches, and how to respond appropriately to unwanted touches. This is a powerful book for enhancing self-esteem.
Your Body Belongs to You
By Cornelia Maude Spelman
Ages: 5 to 6
Publisher: Albert Whitman Pub., March 2000
In simple, reassuring language, therapist Cornelia Spelman explains that a child's body is his or her own; that it is all right for children to decline a friendly hug or kiss, even from someone they love; and that "even if you don't want a hug or kiss right now, you can still be friends."
My Body Is Private
By Linda Walvoord Girard
Ages: 5 to 8
Publisher: Albert Whitman Pub., January 1984
A mother-child conversation introduces the topic of sexual abuse and ways to keep one's body private. It teaches that children can enjoy good touches such as hugs, while understanding the difference between a good touch and a bad touch.
Who Is a Stranger and What Should I Do?
By Linda Walvoord Girard and Abby Levine
Ages: 7 to 11
Publisher: Albert Whitman Pub., April 1993
This book explains how to deal with strangers in public places, on the telephone, and in cars, emphasizing situations in which the best thing to do is run away or talk to another adult. It describes "kind" strangers, the stranger who is not a child's friend, strangers in public places, "doorbell" strangers, and others. The book provides children with ten "what if" situations.
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