Body worries are increasingly affecting younger children. Girls as young as five are worried about the way they look and their size, and a third of boys aged 8-12 are dieting to lose weight.
This 16-session curriculum aims to provide children with the information and understanding they need in order to maintain and celebrate a healthy and positive body image. Focusing on building individual strengths and self-esteem, the sessions develop children's sense of identity and the ability to recognize and celebrate each other's strengths and talents. The influence of the media, peer pressure and healthy lifestyles are also covered. This ready-to-use curriculum includes a training session for staff, information about how to deliver the program, guidelines on creating a whole-school approach, a parent workshop and creative activities with photocopiable worksheets.
Focusing on an increasingly important issue, this is an ideal program for teachers, youth workers and others working with children aged 7-11.
'Beyond relevant in Education right now! With increasing access to social media, children from a young age require high quality education on positive body image and self worth. This book provides a practical way to do just that for educators, including key links to the national curriculum and the PSHE Association.'
- Abbigael Bainton, teacher and PSHE co-ordinator
Author: Ruth MacConville
- 256 pages