Collection: My Body My Taonga
Written by Rosalind Harrison and illustrated by Suzanne Simpson
Two young friends, Rāwiri and Ruby, have a kōrero about body safety and take readers on a learning journey with them. Tamariki learn the power of instincts, how to spot unsafe behaviour and master how to get help should they ever need to.
The aim of the story is for children to:
Understand privacy and body boundaries
Know who their trusted adults are
Learn how to recognise types of unsafe behaviour including bribes, threats and unsafe secrets
Understand that unsafe behaviour can come from an adult, a peer, someone they know or a stranger
Trust their instincts
Learn the plan of Stop, Walk, Talk - and most importantly know HOW to get help should they ever need to
Throughout the writing process, Rosalind liaised with and gained support from experts in child development, child safety and survivors of sexual abuse. Rosalind’s mission is to educate for prevention.
A 30 page paperback picture book
Suitable for children aged 4.5 - 9 years with the recommendation that only a few pages are read at a time so that children can ask questions and process key messages.
Proudly written, illustrated and printed in Aotearoa
Printed by The Copy Press