We Listen to Our Bodies

Lydia Bowers (Author) Isabel Muñoz (Illustrator)
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Product Type: Hardcover Books
Age Groups: Ages 4 to 6

Deja helps young children recognize their emotions by listening to their bodies.

Deja helps young children recognize their emotions by listening to their bodies.

Body awareness is a key foundation of consent. We Listen to Our Bodies gives children a vocabulary to understand and communicate their feelings, develop personal boundaries, and build their social and emotional skills.

Through body awareness and recognizing how emotions physically manifest, young children can listen to their bodies for clues about how they're feeling. Their bodies might feel shaky when worried or like one big sigh when calm and relaxed. By recognizing that physical sensations are trying to communicate something, children can understand when they feel unsafe, calm, or in need of healthy touch.

We Listen to Our Bodies follows Deja and her preschool classmates as they learn to build emotional self-awareness by listening to the physical cues of their bodies. Using the book as a read-aloud, educators and families can model the language Deja's teachers use to support children as they learn body awareness. The author, who hosts workshops and trainings on teaching consent for families and early childhood educators around the country, offers additional activities in the back of the book.

We Say What's Okay Series

Centered around a class of preschoolers, the We Say What's Okay series helps teach young children the social and emotional skills they need to understand the complexities of consent. Each book covers a consent theme, such as how to recognize the physical sensations that emotions create, look for body language cues, ask for and listen to choices, and know that our bodies have value. With believable, everyday situations and diverse characters, children can see themselves and others reflected in each story—and develop a vocabulary to communicate consent and feelings.

More Information
SKU 132573
ISBN 9781631985003
Language English
Lexile ® Measure AD490L
Page Count 36
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Picture Books
Additional Contributor Isabel Muñoz
Primary Contributor Lydia Bowers
Age Groups Ages 4 to 6
Publisher Free Spirit Publishing