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I Love All of Me
by Lorie Ann Grover

This book is a celebration of the wiggle toes, smelly noses, tummy bumps, waggle rumps, and the features that make each child wonderful and precious.

Resources for I Love All of Me:
Book Guide (English)

**Spanish Versions coming soon!
Activities for I Love All of Me:

Rice Cake Faces (English)

Finish a Face (English)

Finish a Face Drawing Pages (English)

Butterfly Prints (English)


**Spanish Versions coming soon!

What do you love about yourself?      

Topics: parts of a whole, counting with one and two, identifying shapes, comparisons, spatial relationships, symmetry

Activities To Do Together:

Before you read the book I Love All of Me with your child:

  • Notice the child on the cover of the book. Talk about how the child might be feeling and the reasons you think so.

  • Tell your child one of the many reasons you think they are a special person.

As you read I Love All of Me with your child:

  • Take time to count what you see in the story illustrations. Count fingers, toes, eyes, spots on the ladybug, and scoops of ice cream. What else can you count?

  • Notice the children’s clothing. Talk about stripes, polka-dots, and hearts.

When you are done reading I Love All of Me:

  • Look at the clothing you and your child are wearing. Notice whether it’s similar to the clothes the children are wearing in the story. Are the colors the same? Are the patterns the same? Does your clothing have stripes or shapes? Talk about what you see.

  • Look at the illustrations of the children’s faces in the story. Count eyes, ears, cheeks, eyebrows and talk about the meaning of the word “pair.” What other pairs can you find? What parts of the face don’t come in pairs?

  • Use positional words to talk about locations of different parts of the face. Point to your own face as you explain, “My nose is above my mouth. My teeth are inside my mouth. My eyes are below my eyebrows. etc.”

  • Compare parts of your own body with parts of your child’s body. For example, place your foot next to your child’s foot and talk about what you notice. “We both have five toes, one, two, three, four, five, but my foot is big and your foot is little.” Make other comparisons. “My eyes are above my nose, just like your eyes. Let’s count your eyes. One eye, two eyes. We both have two eyes.”

Conversations During Daily Routines with Infants and Toddlers:

  1. Tummy time - Explore faces with your baby. Touch your baby’s nose and say, “One nose.” Point to your own eyes and count, “One eye, two eyes.” Point to your baby’s eyes.

  2. Play time - Explore the body parts of a favorite stuffed animal. Count its legs, eyes, and ears, aloud.

  3. Meal time - Arrange the food on your baby’s plate so it’s symmetrical. Count the bites your baby takes.

  4. Bath time - Talk about what’s above the water (towel), on the water (floating toy), and under the water (washcloth). Talk about your bathing routine. What do you do first, second, last?

  5. Outside time - Choose an animal or plant and talk about its parts. For example, a hummingbird has one beak, two wings, two feet, two eyes, and lots of feathers. What are the parts of a tree?

Questions for Mathematical Thinking:

  1. Think about a face. What parts of a face come in pairs?

  2. Think of your body. What parts of your body would you describe with the number five?

  3. What do you think the author meant when she said, “I love my smelly nose?” Why do you think so?

  4. Our knees are bendy. What other parts of your body will bend like your knees? Do they bend exactly the same or are there differences? Explain.

  5. How are toes and fingers similar? How are they different?

  6. Where are your eyes, nose, mouth, and ears in relationship to each other?

Vocabulary for Building Math Concepts: all

Please check out the Book Guide for I Love All of Me for more!

Online External Resources for I Love All of Me:

  • Coming soon!