Preschool body image

View Sara Schuelein Perets's video on Preschool body image...
Preschool body image | Kids in the House
KidsInTheHouse the Ultimate Parenting Resource
Kids in the House Tour

Preschool body image

The children at the preschool age struggle with body image. Why? Or why not? To be honest, they don't really struggle with body image, unless it's influenced by a family member. Children are very unaware of their body image in preschool and of others' bodies. It isn't until they enter grade school that they start to be more aware of themselves and then if your child does have something, like is the smallest or is overweight, they might begin to be teased about that. But in preschool, that's really not an issue, unless it is a family member who's telling them they're overweight or they're small.

View Sara Schuelein Perets's video on Preschool body image...


Expert Bio

More from Expert

Sara Schuelein Perets

Preschool Director

Sara Schuelein Perets is the founder and director of The Sunshine Shack preschool and the co-founder of Super Duper Arts Camp which is a summer camp and after school enrichment program designed for ages four to 14. Sara also teaches seminars and workshops to educators on process based art and exploration and is a parent educator. 

Sara’s original background was in art and classical texts and her first teaching assignment was teaching Shakespeare in Middle Schools. This experience inspired her to further her education in teaching where she found her true calling in early childhood.  She became fascinated by observing how young children could learn and develop from interacting with their environments. She has been working in the early childhood field for 15 years. Sara is passionate about raising awareness of the importance for quality in the early childhood field.

Sara’s approach to working with young children is one of respect and empathy while seeing each child for their individual needs.  Her workshops on child-led, process-based art reflects the child’s ideas and views of their world. Her seminars for parents are focused on the importance of how language can reflect who they are and how they see themselves. She believes our language and communication are powerful tools to help children gain critical thinking skills. 

Sara lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three sons.

More Parenting Videos from Sara Schuelein Perets >
Enter your email to
download & subscribe
to our newsletter