Let’s face it, as much as you would want to avoid discussing this topic with your little one, waiting for your baby to just grow up a bit, in the present times it’s imperative to start this discussion very early. Yes, I am talking about the time to teach Good touch, Bad Touch to kids.


With my babies (I like referring to them as babies though they are toddlers now!), getting ready to hit the next milestone of joining a Preschool very soon, the time has come that we talk about the ‘elephant in the room’ !

I know, I know, I know.  This is a really tough subject to talk about. But we have to.

We have to get past that discomfort and put aside our differences as mamas, parents, teachers, and community members and talk more about this terrible topic.

After the recent incidents in our society, the web is full of discussions on how to teach kids about good touch, bad touch. But trust me, still most parents have difficulty in beginning the conversation, especially when kids are as young as 3-years old.

So here are Top 5 Books to Teach Good Touch, Bad Touch to Kids that can help you start the discussion with your young child.


Top 5 Books to Teach Good Touch, Bad Touch to Kids


1.It’s My Body

One of the first things to start with when initiating the topic of good touch, bad touch is imbibing the idea of ownership of the child’s body. ‘It’s MY Body’ is a wonderful book to get started for Preschoolers. It introduces concept of safe boundaries, how to distinguish between “good” and “bad” touches, and how to respond appropriately to unwanted touches. This is a powerful book for enhancing self-esteem.



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2. I Said No!: A Kid-to-Kid Guide to Keeping Private Parts Private

If talking to your 4-year old about setting healthy boundaries for their private parts is coming up as a daunting and awkward task for you, this book is a must-have. Using a simple, direct, decidedly non-icky approach & an easy-to-use system to help kids rehearse and remember appropriate responses to help keep them safe, I Said No! covers a variety of topics, including: What’s appropriate and with whom; How to deal with inappropriate behavior, bribes and threats; When and where to go for help; Dealing with feelings of guilt and shame.This book is based on a true story. With ‘pause & discuss’ pattern and red-flag tips, I would highly recommend this interactive book.

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3. Do You Have A Secret? (Let’s Talk About It!)

Every child has secrets, and many secrets are fun to keep- for instance, a surprise birthday gift for Mom, or a secret handshake with a young friend. But sometimes, children have secrets that make them feel bad, and these secrets are best shared with their parents, or with some trusted older person.

This is an excellent book that talks about the most basic things of all- how to distinguish between good and bad secrets. Toddlers often fail to distinguish between a surprise and a secret. And the best way to start talking about body safety and good touch, bad touch is by telling them to be open to their Parents and Teachers and share every secret that they have in mind.

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4. Amazing You!: Getting Smart About Your Private Parts

With curious preschoolers asking questions about baby-making process and what not, this book would help you empower your child with the right information. Lighthearted illustrations enliven the text, making this a book that parents will gladly share with their young ones. It is a very detailed introduction to male and female anatomy; although it is aimed at small children, it is entirely unapologetic in its honest graphic depictions of its topic. I think it is a tasteful introduction to body differences and to the basics of reproductive development and where babies come from.

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5. Not Everyone Is Nice: Helping Children Learn Caution with Strangers

‘Not Everyone is Nice’ teaches children what to do if a stranger approaches and reminds them that looking or acting nice. It’s a great book on teaching about ‘Stranger Danger’. It helps kids understand that even when people appear friendly, one should never trust a stranger. It also does a good job at pointing out how to properly handle the situation and that there are still good people around us.



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Children are visual learners, so a book or story is an excellent medium when approaching this subject with your child. I hope these books help our kids become more aware of their body and understand the basics of body safety. After all, knowledge is a powerful deterrent, especially with young children who are targeted due to their innocence and ignorance on this subject.

Go Mommy!

21 comments on “Top 5 Books to Teach Good Touch, Bad Touch to Kids”

  1. This is a really helpful list for parents of children who want to inculcate the concept of safety in their children. I have bookmarked some of these for our future too. Thanks for sharing

  2. To be honest, I was looking for books for good touch and bad touch and voila came across your post. This is just amazing. Made my job a lot easier. I have added a few into my shopping list for my india visit.

    • Thanks for stopping by! Yes, I totally agree, kids are visual learners. There is nothing better than introducing concepts using books.

  3. OMG! We have been figuring out different ways to incorporate ‘good touch bad touch’ into Karma’s learning at home and school. The school held some sessions with parents too and at home we’ve started conversations with her. This post of yours couldn’t have come at a better time. I am gonna order all these books. This is really really useful. Thank you so much! 🙂

    • Thanks for liking the post Mahak.
      Yes, unfortunately the times are such we need to talk about a few basics with our little ones. Knowledge is the best way to arm them for handling any situation.

  4. Much needed information for today’s parents and kids. I am so glad you wrote this post. I had no idea about these books and I am saving this up for the future. We are still small but I think the earlier we start making our children aware of what’s right and what’s wrong – the better it is!

    • Hey, thanks for stopping by!
      I am glad you liked the post. I totally agree, we got to start discussing the basics with our little ones.

  5. Thanks for writing about this topic, my son is 20 months and soon I will be hitting this stage when I will talk about this topic with him. I really want to thank you here for sharing the list of books, I will be checking them for sure.

    • Thanks for liking the Post.
      Yes, these books are relevant for pre-schoolers.
      For little ones books are a great way of discussing these topics as the information presented is visually impactful.

  6. Informative blog. Books are the best way to spread a knowledge about child unsafe-safe touch tips. Keep more discussion about the safety of little kids.

  7. I like the do you have a secret book recommendation. I need to check it out. This is the most used way to control the child- asking them to keep it a secret

    • Absolutely true you are! Books are a visual & fun way of sharing the message with kids on topics like these.

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