My Private Parts Belong to Me!
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Children's book – My Private Parts Belong to Me!
This book teaches children how to protect their bodies and their privacy. It clarifies their rights over their own body and explains how to avoid potential harm. The friendly and approachable story addresses this vital yet sensitive subject in a format crafted especially for children in the primary grades.
Guy and Tammy come home from school and tell Mom that they learned about the private parts of their body: parts that "belong only to us, and no one else is allowed to touch them." Mom and the kids talk about it, and along the way they learn what private parts are, as well as what kind of touch is permitted and what's not. They also learn about good secrets and bad ones, and whom they can approach for help.
Written by: Yael Feder – social worker by training and a professional actress. Feder writes, acts and produces for Yael's Friends Theater, which specializes in educational performances for children. This book is based on the theater's popular main performance. The work was also produced in video and digital downloadable format.
Illustrated by: Lee Kurzweil – a children's illustrator who has illustrated the works of Nobel laureate S. Y. Agnon.
Professional consultant: Dr. Carmit Katz, the Bob Shapell School of Social Work at Tel Aviv University.
Translated by: Jessica Setbon
This coloring book is inspired by the original book My Private Parts Belong to Me! by Yael Feder.
The coloring book contains illustrations and few lines on every page which echo the messages from the original book regarding how children can protect their bodies.
Yael Feder is a social worker and a professional actress. She writes, acts, and produces for Yael’s Friends Theater, which specializes in educational performances for children.
Lee Kurzweil is a children’s illustrator who has illustrated the works of Nobel laureate S. Y. Agnon.
What people say...
How to share with kids a difficult issue with Charm and Grace (and inviting images)
This kids book succeeds to address a difficult topic with charm and grace. Guy and Tammi come home from school and share with their mother what they learned about their bodies. They learned about private parts, what is allowed and what is not, what is a bad secret and what is a good secret, and what to do in case someone tries to touch and make you do something that you don't want to do (Say NO loud and clear!!).
Prof. Yesha Sivan
July 18, 2019
Great book on a delicate subject
I thought this book was great in handling a sensitive topic and also did a great job of educating children. I really like how the author put it in the child's perspective and had them teach the parent - genius! I will definitely be using this book when it's time to teach my children about this topic. Thank you for writing such a helpful book for us to use to educate our children
July 23, 2019
A MUST book in any household
This book is a wonderful way to start an important dialogue with your kids about topics such as differentiating right from wrong, what's allowed and what's not, the right to privacy and more, all written in a way which allowes a conversation with the help of lovely drawings.
July 17, 2019
Great for children ages 4 and beyond - and their parents! July 17, 2019
Tackles a sensitive and important topic in a non-threatening way. Highly recommended
Daniela I. Norris
July 17, 2019
Very important for every boy and girl. All my three girls like it very much.
June 20, 2019