Charlie’s Tales: The Sprites and the Heart Flower is a new children’s book from Pretty Foundation, a leading Australian not-for-profit focused on the prevention of negative body image issues in girls aged two to six years setting a strong foundation.
Developed in collaboration with three of Australia’s peak sporting codes Athletics Australia, Basketball Australia and Gymnastics Australia, Charlie’s Tales is particularly focused on empowering young girls in sports and celebrating body diversity in children.
Research shows that body image perceptions form in very early childhood and that over a third of four-year-old girls are dissatisfied with their bodies. Consequently, body image is one of the big factors that often impede girls from partaking in sport and seeing their bodies as strong and powerful. The latest story from the Pretty Foundation encourages the next generation to appreciate their body, embrace their strengths and all of the wonderful attributes that make them unique.
The book tells a heartwarming story of a young girl named Charlie, who goes on a magical adventure to see the Heart Flower bloom with her friends, the sprites. Along the way, Charlie and the sprites employ the special talents and abilities of their bodies to complete the journey; teaching children to celebrate different body types with varying abilities.
To develop the book, Merissa and Pretty Foundation worked with Dr.Stephanie Damiano, a consulting body image expert. Dr Damiano explained the importance of educational tools like Charlie’s Tales.
“Books like Charlie’s Tales: The Sprites and the Heart Flower help to emphasise body diversity and body appreciation. It is important that parents of young girls employ multiple strategies to aid healthy body image development by encouraging positive thoughts and feelings about the body and promoting self-esteem through positive, educational literature.”Dr.Stephanie Damiano
The Pretty Foundation runs a series of body image initiatives for young girls. For more information about the other three books in the series please head to Pretty Foundation.
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by midnight Sunday 20 September 2020.
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The winner will be notified by messenger and must claim their prize within 48 hours. Any prizes that are not claimed within 48 hours may be reallocated to another winner. Open to Australian Residents only. This competition is being run by Kiddiehood and The Pretty Foundation. You must be aged 18 years or over to enter. Those who Like the Celebrating Body Diversity and Acceptance in Children competition post on Kiddiehood Facebook page, write why they think body diversity and acceptance in children is so important in the post comment area and follows Kiddiehood and Pretty Foundation on Facebook by midnight Sunday 20 September 2020 will be entered into the competition; the winner will be randomly selected. There is one prize pack to be won. The prize is non-transferable. In the event that Kiddiehood postpones or varies the competition prize, Kiddiehood will not be liable to any person for any loss, damage or personal injury suffered or sustained as a result of entering the competition. While Kiddiehood takes care to ensure all information relating to the Competition is correct, it does not warrant the accuracy of all information provided and will not be liable for any inaccuracy or error. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Kiddiehood and not to Facebook.