‘I Like Me’ Unit
Book by Nancy Carlson

I am unique …..
I am special …..
I am different, but I am the same ……
These are things that are true for each and every one of us.

The understanding of ‘self’ is central to how everyone sees and interacts with their world. Educators and parents know that an infant’s first awareness is of themselves and their needs. As they become toddlers and preschoolers, they become more comfortable in expanding their explorations to what is in their world. Supporting young children in developing a positive self-concept and self-esteem will help children feel confident in their ability to explore and conquer everything in their world!

Through hands-on activities, children:
• Practice writing words to describe their abilities and likes
• Use their visual discrepancy skills to match different wallpaper patterns
• Create a chart to explore similarities and differences in their group
• Make a ‘Me!’ paper bag puppet

Using I Like Me by Nancy Carlson as the book for this Repetitive Reading Unit is a great way for children to see all of the wonderful things to celebrate about themselves.