Title: No! Don’t Touch Me There
Author: Nomthi Odukoya
Publisher: Grace Springs Africa Publishers
Number of pages: 24
Type of Book: Educational
Age: 0 – 4; 4-8
Buy it here: http://www.konga.com/o-no-don-oat-touch-me-there-oa-1992382; http://gracespringsafricapublishers.com/product/dont-touch-me-there/; Kindle edition: https://www.amazon.com/No-Dont-Touch-Me-There-ebook/dp/B01EW28LFC/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1481710611&sr=1-1&keywords=no+don%27t+touch+me+there
Price: N600; N500; $4:99
In this book, Ada and Ade familiarize themselves with parts of their bodies, especially those parts that should be private and should not be touched by other people. They learn about boundaries and what to do when someone tries to cross or crosses those boundaries by trying to touch or touching them inappropriately, especially when this improper behaviour is accompanied by a request for secrecy, gifts or a threat. They learn to shout, “Noooooooooooooooo!!!” in the face of inappropriate behaviour, to protect themselves when their parents cannot.
THUMBS UP AND DOWN
UP: Sadly, child molestation is a pervasive ill in our society and it thrives because of lack of information, shame and fear. This book tries to protect our little angels by giving them the tools to protect themselves when we can’t. It teaches children from age 1 about the sanctity of the human body. It empowers them to protect themselves by protecting their bodies, calling out any improper behaviour and speaking to a trusted adult immediately in spite of threats, gifts and oaths of secrecy. It shows them what to do when a threat is imminent. It is a treasure for mothers of girls AND boys aged 1 and above.
The title is quite catchy and just perfect!
THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ FOR ALL PARENTS AND CHILDREN BELOW 8.
DOWN: Sometimes, molestation involves, making the victim touch or do other inappropriate things to the aggressor. I feel this important aspect wasn’t properly addressed in the book.
HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK
- Teach your toddler how to yell a resounding “Nooooooooo!”
- Play a ‘sharing secrets’ game with your older child. The aim: to make them understand that they can tell you ANYTHING.
- Play a ‘what I learnt from this book” game.
CHALLENGE: No! Don’t Touch Me There
CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)
- Draw and colour the parts of the body highlighting the parts that should be kept private. (4 – 5 year olds)
- Write a 100-word essay titled “What I learnt from this book” (6 – 8 year olds)
Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 4 – 8 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.
Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Wednesday, January 25th 2017.
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