cover of It's My Body : A Book about Body Privacy for Young Children by Louise Spilsbury

It’s My Body: A Book about Body Privacy for Young Children by Louise Spilsbury

Book Review: It’s My Body: A Book about Body Privacy for Young Children by Louise Spilsbury is book for kids about keeping your body private.

Book Review

A short overview of this book

It’s My Body: A Book about Body Privacy for Young Children by Louise Spilsbury is a lovely book for starting conversations about body safety and keeping your body private (and safe).

This beautifully illustrated book talks about:

  • body privacy and why private parts should be kept private
  • that their body belongs to them and they can say ‘no’ if they don’t want anyone to touch their body
  • what’s inappropriate (in regards to touch)
  • how to speak up if they are uncomfortable with how other people treat them
  • secrets and when you shouldn’t keep a secret
  • respecting each other’s boundaries
  • recognising that you need to ask before you touch someone else
  • bullying, such as pinching or kicking, and the best way to speak out to help stop these things happening

This book could be helpful with conversations about playing doctor, when you want to encourage children to not touch another child’s genitals. Or to not let another child touch theirs.

The only thing I don’t like though is that this book doesn’t name the genitals. So you will need to add that part in yourself. It is important that kids use accurate language when disclosing inappropriate touch of their genitals, so that they aren’t misunderstood.

Other than that, I really do like this book!

You can learn more on this page, about how to talk to kids about sex education

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Ideal ages

What’s the ideal age for this book?

It’s My Body: A Book about Body Privacy for Young Children by Louise Spilsbury is ideal for children between the ages of 5 to 7 years.

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You can buy a copy of It’s My Body: A Book about Body Privacy for Young Children by Louise Spilsbury from Amazon or Book Depository.

You can find more books like this in my extensive list of Sex Education Books for Children.

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