This delightfully illustrated picture book advises the reader to take positive steps to make sure they grow up healthy and strong: eat a variety of fruit and vegetables (not just sweets and snacks); choose clothes for protection from the sun, rain and cold; stay active by jumping, dancing and running; get plenty of sleep; stay safe by wearing a bike helmet, exercising caution on the swings and taking care near open water. The book also encourages good hygiene practices such as washing, cleaning teeth and covering cuts, and touches on mental wellbeing (advising the readers to do activities that make them happy, and to enjoy the seasons, birthdays and other special celebrations.) The book concludes with the message that you will grow up in your own special way as the days go by.
Categories: Acceptance & Inclusion, Getting Dressed, Healthy Eating & Exercise, Safety and Protection, Wanting to be Grown Up, Washing & Good Hygiene
Ready, Steady, Grow!
Describing to the very young positive things they can do to help their bodies grow strong and healthy. May also reassure a child eager to 'be grown up' that each day, little by little, they are moving towards this. Personal safety issues, healthy eating and good hygiene are also touched upon.
Author: Sophie Piper Illustrator: Georgie Birkett Publisher: Lion Hudson plc
Things we liked:
The book includes a height chart
The illustrations celebrate diversity, including images of children from many ethnic backgrounds and disabled children.