I'M THUMBODY SPECIAL!Enhancing positive self-regard and respect for others among second graders.
The program focuses on mental health, self-identity, emotions, talking to an adult you feel safe with, respecting yourself and respecting others. The presentation emphasizes mental health and that each child is as special and unique as his/her own thumbprint. Children leave the program with a bookmark that includes their own thumbprints and a Thumbody booklet. A large poster with each child’s thumbprint and a Thumbody pillow are also given to each classroom with the intention that children will be reminded daily of their importance in this world.