We’ve been thinking about body image for the last few weeks. We read the The Ugly Five by Julia Donaldson a few weeks ago and have referred back to it when discussing this topic. The sentiment of the story is to not judge others on their looks. This is such an important message for our children. We encourage them to treat everyone the same, regardless of looks, age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief.
We’ve also been reading The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle. It prompted lots of discussion about how important it is to value yourself and your own qualities and traits.