Body image is an important aspect of children’s self-esteem and confidence. Unfortunately, many young children are suffering from anxieties about their appearance, which has a harmful effect on their overall mental health and wellbeing.
This updated second edition of the award-winning Body Image in the Primary School recognises these anxieties as a concern for younger children that needs to be addressed at an early age, and examines some of the pressures that young people face. Presenting a clear, easy-to-use scheme of work to support emotional literacy and Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE), throughout the primary school and into the first years of secondary school, this new edition offers:
The evidence-based lessons in Body Image in the Primary School have been awarded the quality kitemark by the PSHE Association and highlighted by Ofsted as an example of excellent practice. This book will be of significant interest to all teachers, teaching assistants and practitioners working with primary aged children.
One of the clearest and most informative resource books I have read in a long time. Every school should have one.
Dr Helen Wright – international education specialist and former head of the Girls’ School Association
Acknowledgements; 1 Body image; 2 Body image in children; 3 The role of parents and carers; 4 Introduction to the body image curriculum; 5 Guidance for the classroom; 6 Body image curriculum for ages 4-7; 7 Body image curriculum for ages 7-13; 8 Transition: Growing up and moving on; 9 Involving parents and carers; Appendix: Resources; Bibliography