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Oct 01 2020

Looking after your health by Caroline Young

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Usborne, 2020. ISBN: 9781474982757. 224pp., pbk.
(Age: 8+) While we teach our younger students about eating well, exercising and getting enough sleep, the emphasis on maintaining physical health seems to drop off after those early years and while there is a growing awareness of encouraging positive mental health, our bodies don't get much attention in literature for some time until puberty approaches.
This book is a part of a series from Usborne targeting those middle years readers from about 8 years, encouraging them to stay aware of and be committed to the issues they encountered at an earlier age. Using information in accessible chunks accompanied by lots of black and white images, the book tackles aspects of good health such as diet, sleep, exercise, and mental health, providing more in-depth information that respects the reader's growing maturity, understanding and search for knowledge. As usual there are also the Quicklinks which offer more to explore.
Young people with questions that they might be reticent to ask, for whatever reason, will appreciate this book, as well as those who are keen to maximise their well-being as they grow and develop.
Barbara Braxton

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