Book Review: An Exceptional Children’s Guide to Touch by Hunter Manasco will help children to understood family rules about physical touch.
A short overview of this book
An Exceptional Children’s Guide to Touch by Hunter Manasco will help children to understand the many different rules in regards to physical touch, so as to keep them safe.
This book includes 6 short stories that will help with talking about accidental touch, friendly touch, hurtful touch, touching yourself, not touching and having your picture taken (perfect for laying down the foundations for later conversations about sexting). I love this approach as it means you can talk about one type of touch in greater detail.
Each story covers a different type of touch from accidental to friendly to hurtful and will help children understand how boundaries change depending on the context. It explores when and where it is okay to touch other people, when and where other people can touch you, why self touching sometimes needs to be private, and what to do if touch feels inappropriate.
The rules of physical contact can be tricky for children to grasp, which is why this book is a great resource for parents.
You can learn more on this page, about how to talk to kids about sex education.
What’s the ideal age for this book?
An Exceptional Children’s Guide to Touch by Hunter Manasco is ideal for children between the ages of 3 to 10 years.
Have a look through the book