Body Awareness

Your body has many parts. As you get bigger, your body starts to change. This is normal, but might be a little uncomfortable. It is important to feel comfortable in your own skin, no matter who you are. Although these body changes might be uncomfortable and weird, you should be confident in your body and love who you are.

  • Do activities that will make you more aware of your body and what it can do (jumping, running, obstacle courses, etc.). 

  • Love yourself!

  • Don’t compare yourself to others.

  • Everyone is special and unique.

Here are some things you can do to help children be more aware and comfortable with the body they have.

  • Body awareness allows children to explore what their body can do at different stages of development.

  • All children develop body awareness at different stages.

  • It is important to encourage and talk positively towards your child as they grow and begin to understand their body.

  • Provide exercises or activities for your child to get to know and understand their body better.

  • Talk to your child about the importance of loving their body and taking care of it. Also explain that everyone is different, unique and special.

Websites to Visit

Books for Children

  • Your Body is Awesome by Sigrun Danielsdottir

  • Look Inside: Your Body by Louie Stowell

  • My Amazing Body: A First Look at Health and Fitness by Pat Thomas

 

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