Title: The I Love My Body Book by Lisa Lynn
Category: Children's Nonfiction
Publisher: LynFit Nutrition
Published: June 30, 2015
Paperback, 52 pages
Content Rating: General
When each phrase begins with "I love my..." a child learns to see their bodies as they were meant to be seen, in a positive light. But author and fitness expert Lisa Lynn does more than just speak about body parts, she includes all of the person by including the mind, feelings, personality and soul. She also speaks openly about how God sees us and loves us just as we are.
In a world where children are not given much spiritual education this book is simply wonderful, including God in a child's life in a powerful way. My son and I liked that very much. My son liked the blue pages and the illustrations. We both thought they were cute.
My son did note however, that of all the children depicted, none of them were black or Asian. He said that in a book about learning to like oneself, it would be good to include different races because many times this is the source of prejudices and why kids might not like themselves. I had not noticed this but he did, making me realize that children are very perceptive.
This is a very good starter book for young children to teach them about positive body image and self-esteem.
Learn more about the importance of positive self-image and the important role parents play in building this in their children by watching and listening to this message by the author:
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