We Ask Permission
Grade Up to K
Trim Size 10" x 10"
Page Count 36
Asking for permission is a key foundation of consent. We Ask Permission builds children’s social and emotional skills and helps with teaching boundaries by encouraging children to look for body language cues and by asking before hugging or touching others.
The third book in the We Say What’s Okay series, We Ask Permission follows Jovan as he learns to ask permission and become a body language detective. Using the book as a read-aloud, educators and families can model the language Jovan’s teachers use to support children as they learn to look for body language cues and respect the personal boundaries of others. The author, who hosts workshops and trainings on teaching boundaries and consent for families and early childhood educators around the country, offers additional activities in the back of the book.
Digital content includes a song from Peaceful Schools with downloadable audio files and sheet music.
We Say What's Okay Series
Centered on a class of preschoolers, the We Say What’s Okay series helps teach young children the social and emotional skills they need to understand the complexities of consent. Each book covers a consent theme, such as how to recognize the physical sensations that emotions create, look for body language cues, ask for and listen to choices, and know that our bodies have value. With believable, everyday situations and diverse characters, children can see themselves and others reflected in each story—and develop a vocabulary to communicate consent and feelings. Every book in the series is accompanied by a song from Peaceful Schools with downloadable audio files and sheet music.
Praise for We Ask Permission
“Highly recommended.”—Children’s Bookwatch
“We Ask Permission is more than a fun story for children and their teachers. This story is part of a movement to re-humanize our work with young children. Lydia Bowers tells a story that centers the ideas of consent, inclusion, equity, and childhood for all of us. Here’s to a new generation of Body Language Detectives!”—Heather Bernt-Santy, M.A.Ed., speaker, consultant, and podcaster, That Early Childhood Nerd
Other Books in the Series
We Accept No
A story about accepting no for an answer and how to handle the feeling of rejection.
We Check In with Each Other
Help young children understand that it's okay to establish personal boundaries and change their minds.
We Listen to Our Bodies
Deja helps young children recognize their emotions by listening to their bodies.
We Can Say No
A story that helps teach young children that it's okay to say no.
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