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 tips to help parents as they read I’m a Boy, Special Me with their son.
Review the Dr. M Says boxes before you read this book with your son.
Take time to read through the book before you read it with your son. 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 son understands the statement in the box, you can feel confident he has learned the key concept from that section. If your son is uncertain, review the section with the anatomy figures together.
Here are the key statements noted in the Dr. M Says boxes:
- Sperm are made in the testicles and sperm are needed to make babies.
- The scrotum is a pouch of skin that holds two testicles.
- The tube inside the penis is called the urethra. Urine and sperm (when you are older) pass through the urethra.
Plan a special time to read the book.
Choosing a time when you and your son 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 son can be on these ideas. He will feel special that he’s getting all your attention!
- Keep the answers to your child’s questions as simple as possible.
- Let Dr. M teach and you can be a facilitator. In this way, your son will feel free to ask you questions as a partner in the learning experience.
- Special treats 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 son’s understanding of the key concepts in the book.
- Interactive Questions & Exercises that help reinforce the key concepts from the Dr. M Says boxes.
- The Activity Center can be reached from a link in the main menu above. These special computer activities would be a nice way to end your time together.
Email Dr. M with your questions!
Your son may have questions come up while reading I’m a Boy, 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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