Our goal is that children everywhere will have the knowledge to make
wise choices in the care of their bodies.
This guiding philosophy has motivated Dr. Metten to not only create this series of books, but also to create tips for parents to support them in guiding their children.
Below, Dr. Metten shares some tips to help parents as they read I’m a Girl, Special Me with their daughter.
Review the Dr. M Says Boxes before you read this book with your daughter.
Take time to read through the book before you read it with your daughter. You will notice the Dr. M Says boxes that have been placed at specific points throughout the book. These mark the completion of a new concept.
If your daughter understands the statement in the box, you can feel confident she has learned the key concept from that section. However, sometimes, these key concepts can be challenging to understand. If your daughter is uncertain, review the section with the anatomy figures together.
Here are the key statements noted in the Dr. M Says boxes:
- Babies come from tiny eggs in the ovaries that become fertilized.
- A fertilized egg grows into a baby in the uterus.
- The fingers on the fallopian tube suck the egg inside and then the egg travels to the uterus.
- The vagina is a tube connected to the uterus.
Plan a special time to read the book.
Choosing a time when you and your daughter can sit together to learn these concepts can make this a very memorable moment for both of you. Here are a few ideas to make the most of your time together:
- Choose a time when you won’t be interrupted so the full attention of both you and your daughter can be on these ideas. She will feel special that she’s getting all your attention!
- Keep the answers to your child’s questions as simple as possible. The content in the book is just the right age-appropriate level for your young daughter.
- Let Dr. M teach and you can be a facilitator. In this way, your daughter will feel free to ask you questions as a partner in the learning experience.
- Special treats can make this time together fun and memorable!
Check out our additional resources for greater understanding.
After you have finished reading the book, there are activities on our website you can do together to deepen your daughter’s understanding of the key concepts in the book.
- Interactive Questions & Exercises that especially accompany this book help reinforce the key concepts in the Dr. M Says boxes.
- The Activity Center can be reached from a link in the main menu above. These special computer activities can be a nice way to end your time together.
Email Dr. M with your questions!
Your daughter may have questions come up while reading I’m a Girl, Special Me that you are uncertain how to answer. Dr. Metten is dedicated to helping parents and will be happy to help you.
Please email her at DrM@anatomyforkids.com.
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