Boys, Girls & Body Science: A First Book About Facts of Life Hardcover – Oct 1 2002
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". . . this book is an excellent resource that will make life easier for parents struggling to find the words to explain reproduction and sex to their children."
-Miriam Kaufman, Quill & Quire (Quill & Quire)
"Hickling is magnificent with children."
- Donna Sinclair, The United Church Observer
"Her impact...has been enormous and visionary...one of the best educators I have ever seen."
- Ian Haysom, The Vancouver Sun
"It is not easy to talk about sex. Meg is truly a master at this."
- Chris Simmons-Physick, Supervisor, Toronto Kids Help Phone (Previous Praise for Meg Hickling)
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If I ever meet Meg Hickling I'm going to give her a gigantic hug!
The book starts off in a classroom where the nurse comes in to discussing biological changes in puberty to both sexes, and the kids responding like kids would (even saying "YUCK!" which is what my child said as well when I was reading it to her).
I highly recommend this book for 6-9 year olds who have questions about "whats this?". It is a discussion starter on its basic level.
For girls only: I'd also recommend "The Care and Keeping of You" which discusses how & why to wash, what changes will be happening soon during puberty, how to size & select a bra, etc. A little more fluffy than Body Science, but I believe they complement each other.
The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls
I am very happy with the book. It does a really good job of presenting the material in an honest and clininical manner yet still manages to stay interesting to kids.
I believe it made my "talk" with the kids so much easier. I actually have seen the kids leaf through the book on their own at times too so I know it caught their attention/interest.
I highly recommend this book!
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For an 8 yr old, this is a great book because it is a story. I would have liked that they go into a little bit more detail as I think they glossed over some things.Published 1 month ago by Anonymous
We had the privilege of seeing Meg in public with our children. She is brilliant.Published 2 months ago by Bookworm
This book is not suitable for Grade One. Good for Grade five. I didn't know because I only saw the cover.
What a waste of $18.00
Fantastic book. Used it with my 8 year old daughter. Great job on taking an educated and scientific approach to body science.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Fantastic book. Excellent way to start a great conversation with kids.Published 10 months ago by Andrea
Amazing book that should be in every home with children! Teaching children about their bodies and the correct names for their body parts is one of the #1 ways to prevent childhood... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Crystal Di Domizio
Used this as a guide with the questions I was getting from my daughter. She found it too graphic (age 7), but I thought it was well written.Published 22 months ago by Christina B
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