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- ISBN: 9780415561914 | 0415561914
- Cover: Nonspecific Binding
- Copyright: 4/20/2011
The subject of body image and its impact upon self-esteem is being recognised as an issue which affects increasingly younger children. Healthy eating and self-esteem are high priorities in primary schools, and the issue of body image is emerging as an equally important area to be addressed, supported by recent studies showing that tackling issues relating to body image at a young age can prevent more serious problems in the teenage years.Body Image in the Primary School will help all primary school teachers and teaching assistants to introduce issues of body image to their pupils, with a range of activities and practical projects to work with the theme in the classroom. Empowering teachers to feel confident and reassured in discussing body image with pupils and parents/carers, this book:Provides summaries of up to date research on the body image of young childrenConsiders the changing social influences of home life, peer pressure and the mediaExamines the link between poor body image, academic achievement and social wellbeingContains detailed step-by-step lesson plans from foundation stage to key stage 2 with clear aims and objectives and the use of a 'fantasy character' children can identify withCovers the transition between key stage 2 and key stage 3, providing practical activities and advice to support children in this stageProvides guidance on involving and advising parents and carersExplicitly linking to the government's Every Child Matters agenda and Healthy Schools Programme, and the curriculum areas of PSHE and SEAL, this is an essential guide for all those working with primary age children.