This book would be a good choice for children who have experienced trauma in their lives which has left them feeling anxious in new situations. Also relevant for children who are struggling with transitions such as moving house, changing school or moving from one family to another.
This fun and informative book about food and its production may stimulate a child's interest in good nutrition and food provenance. Knowing more about the process and effort that have gone into farming and producing the food may also discourage a child from wasting food.
This book may encourage a child who is reluctant to eat vegetables to give them a try. It's also a good introduction to the 'green' issue of food miles, and may make children appreciate the effort and resources that go into getting food onto their plates.
The story acknowledges the struggles of children with serious chronic illnesses and suggests some simple child-friendly coping strategies. It inspires empathy, patience and resilience/grit in young readers.
This lovely picture book promotes positive behaviour, but also gently suggests that even the most good-mannered and co-operative amongst us may struggle to be 'good' sometimes. A great starting point for a conversation about manners, treating others well and sharing.
Many different kinds of food and ways of eating healthily are shown to be fun and interesting. Diabetes, food allergies and vegetarianism are considered alongside broader concerns such as limiting sugary and fried food.
This book covers the important aspects of living with others under the same roof while also providing good examples of the little things that can make life much more agreeable for everyone. It is written in a language that children can easily
A perfect choice for a small child to escape into, the book also may encourage a child to choose fruit and vegetables over sweets and biscuits (the caterpillar eats a 'nice green leaf' to soothe his tummy ache after munching through lots of junk food!)
Fussy eaters may be able to identify with the boy in the story, which may provide an opportunity for a discussion on eating habits. There is space in the back of the book to write in a child's favourite foods.
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.
A witty cautionary tale which may help children to make the link between a sedentary lifestyle/poor eating habits and obesity. This may even encourage them to switch the TV or the games console off and go and so something more active!
Inspires a sense of wonder at the human body which may encourage healthy eating and other good habits such as teeth-cleaning and hand-washing.
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