Young children ask so many questions about their bodies and how they were made. This book answers those normal questions and helps even pre-school children feel proud and comfortable about their own bodies. It is useful for parents, teachers, librarians and health professionals to use with children.
'Where do babies come from?' The prospect of this age-old question is one that causes significant apprehension for many professionals working with children, but this isn't where the anxiety ends. This book argues that it is essential to have clear strategies to support children's questions about relationships, growing up and sex so that they are enabled to develop positive and confident views about themselves and those around them. It examines important concerns such as the role of media in children's lives in shaping their views on relationships and explores how issues of gender and sexuality are considered more fluidly. Whether working in an academy, free schools, faith schools, the independent sector or elsewhere this book supports you to help children to deal with a wide range of relationships issues, meeting the requirements of the new legislation on relationships education for primary aged children as a foundation for relationships and sex education. Drawing on research with teachers about their apprehensions about teaching the subject and children's experience of its delivery, the authors give a full picture of common concerns and difficulties and how to successfully meet them and support children from 3-11, and the transition to secondary school. Topics covered include platonic friendships, developing self-respect and respect for others, and enabling personal choice and safety. Sacha Mason and Richard Woolley explore issues surrounding notions of age and stage development. They discuss how children develop at different rates and that each child is unique in relation to learning in this area. They outline a distinct pedagogical approach to managing children's individual needs for relationships and sex education. They also look at supporting children with SEND when considering how to implement relationships education in primary schools. This second edition includes new chapters on children's development and needs, and developing inclusive relationships education. The book has been updated throughout with summaries of the latest research, case studies, ideas for developing practice and signposts to key websites and resources. The chapters provide all the support you need to confidently promote children's healthy development.
Young children can surprise us with tough questions. Tominey’s essential guide teaches us how to answer them and foster compassion along the way. If you had to choose one word to describe the world you want children to grow up in, what would it be? Safe? Understanding? Resilient? Compassionate? As parents and caregivers of young children, we know what we want for our children, but not always how to get there. Many children today are stressed by academic demands, anxious about relationships at school, confused by messages they hear in the media, and overwhelmed by challenges at home. Young children look to the adults in their lives for everything. Sometimes we’re prepared... sometimes we’re not. In this book, Shauna Tominey guides parents and caregivers through how to have conversations with young children about a range of topics-from what makes us who we are (e.g., race, gender) to tackling challenges (e.g., peer pressure, divorce, stress) to showing compassion (e.g., making friends, recognizing privilege, being a helper). Talking through these topics in an age-appropriate manner—rather than telling children they are too young to understand—helps children recognize how they feel and how they fit in with the world around them. This book provides sample conversations, discussion prompts, storybook recommendations, and family activities. Dr. Tominey's research-based strategies and practical advice creates dialogues that teach self-esteem, resilience, and empathy: the building blocks for a more compassionate world.
"Build, balance, count - question, estimate, measure - predict, crash, and build again with Elephant and a bucket full of blocks. Follow along as Elephant goes through the ups and downs of creating something new and finally celebrates the job of pride and success"--Jacket.
A practical guide for schools to involve parents and carers in sex and relationships education
Author: Lucy Emmerson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Both parents and schools have a vital role in sex and relationships education (SRE). The majority of parents and carers want schools to provide SRE, yet schools are often unsure about how to discuss the subject with them. 'Let's work together' is a practical guide for schools to involve parents and carers in SRE. It includes 7 activities that can be used in workshops with parents or as the basis for a school survey. The toolkit comes complete with: seven activities to use with parents including photocopiable handouts homework ideas that involve parents in SRE from Year 1-13 real life examples of how schools are working with parents and carers on SRE photocopiable leaflets (one for primary and one for secondary) that schools can give to parents explaining the basics of SRE summary of the evidence that parents want to be involved in SRE and that children benefit when they are The benefits of schools working closely with parents and carers have been recognised in the Ofsted Inspection Framework for Schools. This practical publication will help schools, curriculum leaders and local authority advisers to communicate confidently and effectively with parents and carers and ultimately to improve the quality of SRE their children receive.
A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families
Author: Robie H. Harris
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
How does a baby begin? What makes a baby male or female? How is a baby born? Children have plenty of questions about reproduction and babies?—?and about sex and sexuality, too. It’s So Amazing! provides the answers?—?with fun, accurate, comic-book-style artwork and a clear, lively text that reflects the interests of children age seven and up in how things work, while giving them a healthy understanding of their bodies. Created by the author and illustrator of It’s Perfectly Normal, this forthright and funny book has been newly updated for its fifteenth anniversary.