I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
Teacher Mismiki reads one of her favorite stories about a unique little girl who is so happy to be who she is! She knows that she is different in the way she looks, in the way she feels inside, the ways she likes to play, and even admits that sometime she can be super different that she gets called a "silly nut," or a "crazy cuckoo bird!" But, because this young girl has learned how important it is to like herself for who she is, she doesn't let what others call her or think about her bother her! Teacher Miki then shares what it is that she likes about herself that is different than most others, and explains that being different is very important! What is it that you like about yourself? After listening to the story, write or draw what makes you like yourself the most!
Length: 6:28; 2-8 years
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[00:00:00.181](bright happy music)
[00:00:08.676]Hi everybody it's teacher Mismiki here.
[00:00:11.605]I want to read a book to you today.
[00:00:13.265]It's called, "I Like Myself."
[00:00:17.712]You see something familiar?
[00:00:20.730]Is that me on that cover?
[00:00:23.200]No, but this book is one of my favorite books,
[00:00:26.325]because it teaches us how to like ourselves
[00:00:29.004]even when we think that we're unlikable.
[00:00:32.043]So, let's read this book and see what we can find out
[00:00:35.230]on how important it is to like yourself.
[00:00:37.968]All right, "I Like Myself."
[00:00:40.223]By Karen Beaumont and illustrated by David Catrow.
[00:00:47.744]I like myself.
[00:00:51.407]I like myself!
[00:00:53.753]I'm glad I'm me.
[00:00:58.516]There is no one else that I would rather be.
[00:01:03.084]There she is right there.
[00:01:07.918]I like my eyes, my ears, my nose.
[00:01:11.398]I like my fingers and I like my toes.
[00:01:19.941]I like me wild.
[00:01:22.380]I like me tame.
[00:01:23.523]I like me different and the same.
[00:01:27.577]Some of my children were like what is she laughing at
[00:01:30.800]and why is that lion crying?
[00:01:34.387]We couldn't figure out the feelings of the lion.
[00:01:39.018]I like me fast, and I like me slow.
[00:01:43.547]I like me everywhere I go.
[00:01:49.488]I like me on the inside, too,
[00:01:52.042]for all I think and say, and do.
[00:01:55.513]What do you guys see?
[00:01:57.960]What is this on our insides?
[00:02:01.271]That's right, these are called skeletons.
[00:02:07.701]Oh inside, outside, up side down
[00:02:10.918]from head to toe and all around.
[00:02:12.937]I like it all!
[00:02:15.510]It all is me!
[00:02:17.330]And me is all I want to be.
[00:02:24.343]And I don't care in any way what someone else
[00:02:28.591]might think or say.
[00:02:30.363]Uh-oh, I wonder what that kid is saying to her.
[00:02:35.192]I wonder if he's being nice.
[00:02:39.383]I may be called a silly nut, or a crazy cuckoo bird,
[00:02:44.770]I'm having too much fun, you see,
[00:02:47.178]for anything to bother me!
[00:02:49.432]Good for her.
[00:02:50.855]I don't that kid was saying something very nice,
[00:02:53.350]but she's not going to let it bother her.
[00:02:54.783]That's kind of hard to do sometimes.
[00:02:58.396]Even when I look a mess, I still don't like me any less
[00:03:02.411]'cause there's nothing in this world, you know,
[00:03:04.630]can change what's deep inside and so,
[00:03:10.930]look at her.
[00:03:11.920]She's still got a smile on her face.
[00:03:15.180]I know I wake up with bed-head.
[00:03:16.580]What about you guys?
[00:03:18.660]No matter if they stop and stare,
[00:03:21.350]no person ever anywhere
[00:03:23.757]can make me feel that what they see
[00:03:26.238]is all there really is to me.
[00:03:32.975]I'd still like me with fleas or warts,
[00:03:36.153]or with a silly snout that snorts,
[00:03:43.302]Whoa, check out that smile.
[00:03:46.523]or knobby knees, or hippo hips, or purple polka-dotted lips,
[00:03:52.115]Those are some purple polka-dotted lips.
[00:03:54.983]I think that's kind of cool.
[00:03:58.087]Or beaver breath or stinky toes,
[00:04:01.103]or horns protruding from my nose.
[00:04:05.804]You see that?
[00:04:07.930]That's a big horn.
[00:04:10.276]Do you remember where she said that was protruding from,
[00:04:12.901]where it was coming from?
[00:04:14.838]Oh my goodness!
[00:04:16.779]Look at her!
[00:04:18.940]Or yikes with spikes all down my spine,
[00:04:22.155]or hair that's like a porcupine.
[00:04:24.618]I still would be the same, you see.
[00:04:30.688]I like myself, because I'm me!
[00:04:34.471]How many of you guys like yourself because you're you?
[00:04:37.645]Something that makes you completely different
[00:04:41.045]than everybody else, and makes you special.
[00:04:45.078]I brought a mirror.
[00:04:47.478]And I'm gonna look in my mirror,
[00:04:49.806]and sometimes I have to look for a long time.
[00:04:52.318]Sometimes I have to look really hard,
[00:04:54.090]and I have to think about what it is
[00:04:56.000]that makes me special, and makes me like myself.
[00:04:58.590]Oh I like my curly hair, I do.
[00:05:03.124]I also like my squishy nose.
[00:05:05.849]I have squishy nose.
[00:05:06.999]Do you have a squishy nose?
[00:05:10.693]I kind of like my ears.
[00:05:12.817]My ears are kind of col.
[00:05:16.590]Oh, I forgot one of the most important things.
[00:05:18.637]I love my brown skin.
[00:05:20.414]My curly hair, my squishy nose, my ears, my brown skin.
[00:05:26.255]That's what makes me different, and different is awesome.
[00:05:30.255]I mean we can't all look the same, right?
[00:05:33.261]Because if we did then nobody would know who anybody is.
[00:05:36.830]So I'm so glad that we all look different.
[00:05:39.368]As a matter of fact, I'm so, so glad
[00:05:41.839]that I drew a picture about it.
[00:05:44.492]I printed this off and I said I like my curly hair,
[00:05:47.514]and I like my squishy nose.
[00:05:50.761]My name is Mismiki and this is me.
[00:05:53.899]And I drew a picture of the things I like about myself.
[00:05:56.947]What are some things that you like about yourself?
[00:06:00.737]Share them with your friends.
[00:06:02.073]Share with some friends things that you like about them
[00:06:06.020]that makes them different, and then make sure
[00:06:07.930]that your friends, and your family
[00:06:09.110]know that different is awesome.
[00:06:10.174]Different is great.
[00:06:11.562]Different is beautiful.
[00:06:12.950]Have a beautiful day.
[00:06:14.657](bright happy music)
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